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Google Meet attendance reports available now for education meetings

What’s changing 

Organizers of G Suite Enterprise for Education meetings will now receive an attendance report via email once the meeting is over. Attendance reports will be generated for web or mobile meetings with at least five (and no more than 250) participants and will contain the following information for each:
  • Participant’s name 
  • Participant’s email 
  • Length of time a participant was on the call, including when they joined and exited 
Once a meeting is finished, you’ll receive an attendance report via email.

The attendance report contains the names, email addresses, and duration of time participants were in the meeting.


Students who have the ability to create meetings will receive attendance reports as well. 

Who’s impacted 

End users 

Why you’d use it 

We hope attendance reports will help meeting organizers keep track of who attended their meetings and for how long, which can be challenging during larger meetings or while presenting. 

Additional details 

Recording attendance for ejected or dial-in participants 
We’ll record the attendance of any participants who chose to dial in. The obfuscated phone number and name displayed during the meeting will appear in the attendance report. 

If a meeting participant is ejected and re-admitted to the meeting, you’ll see the time they first joined and the time they last left. The total duration of their attendance will be a sum of their sessions. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: At this time, there is no admin control for this feature. We’re planning to introduce this setting later this year; stay tuned to the G Suite Updates blog to learn when it launches. 
  • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Attendance reports will automatically be sent to the meeting host. Visit the Help Center to learn more about attendance tracking

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers only at this time. 
  • Not available to G Suite Essentials, G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise, and G Suite for Nonprofits customers. Stay tuned to the G Suite Updates blog for information when this launches to additional customers. 

Resources 

See which apps are Google verified in the Admin console

Quick launch summary 

With this launch, we’ll show whether apps are Google verified in the Admin console on the app details page and the App Access Control summary page. We hope this visibility will make it easier to make informed decisions about access to G Suite data within your organization. 

Apps often require access to G Suite data to help your users get work done. Google works with app developers to make sure that third-party apps comply with Google privacy and security requirements. 

If apps meet certain verification requirements, they are considered “Google verified”. If they don’t complete the verification process, they are considered “unverified” and might be subject to restrictions. You can control which apps can access sensitive G Suite data via App access control, and choose to authorize unverified apps if you want. 


Getting started 


Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to all G Suite and Cloud Identity customers 

Resources 

Dark theme now available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS

Quick launch summary 

You can now use Dark theme with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS devices. Dark theme is already available for Android users

Dark theme in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets on iOS. 

You can also preview how your document will look in light theme for collaborators and viewers by selecting the three-dot “More” menu and toggling the “view in light theme” option.  

Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to all G Suite customers and users with personal Google Accounts 

Resources 

See apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices

Quick launch summary 

You can now view a list of all apps installed on Windows 10 devices that you manage with Windows device management. The list includes when the app was first installed, the current version, and the publisher. You can use this information to identify devices that have malicious or untrusted apps on them. 

Note that this feature requires the device to be enrolled in Windows device management. Learn more about our enhanced security for Windows or how to view Windows device details in the Admin console

See apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices 


Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium customers 
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, G Suite for Nonprofits, G Suite Essentials, and Cloud Identity Free customers 

Resources 

See apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices

Quick launch summary 

You can now view a list of all apps installed on Windows 10 devices that you manage with Windows device management. The list includes when the app was first installed, the current version, and the publisher. You can use this information to identify devices that have malicious or untrusted apps on them. 

Note that this feature requires the device to be enrolled in Windows device management. Learn more about our enhanced security for Windows or how to view Windows device details in the Admin console

See apps installed on managed Windows 10 devices 


Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and Cloud Identity Premium customers 
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, G Suite for Nonprofits, G Suite Essentials, and Cloud Identity Free customers 

Resources 

Migrate users and data between G Suite environments more easily

Quick launch summary 

G Suite Migrate, currently available in beta, helps admins assess, plan, and migrate large amounts of content directly into G Suite. It already supports Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, file shares, and Box migrations. With this launch, you can now also migrate between G Suite environments. Specifically, you can: 
  • Selectively migrate Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and more data between G Suite environments. 
  • Choose to migrate all users from one environment to another. 
  • Selectively migrate specific user data (organizational units, users, or subsets of data) between G Suite environments. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Essentials customers 
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits customers 

Resources 

Migrate users and data between G Suite environments more easily

Quick launch summary 

G Suite Migrate, currently available in beta, helps admins assess, plan, and migrate large amounts of content directly into G Suite. It already supports Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, file shares, and Box migrations. With this launch, you can now also migrate between G Suite environments. Specifically, you can: 
  • Selectively migrate Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and more data between G Suite environments. 
  • Choose to migrate all users from one environment to another. 
  • Selectively migrate specific user data (organizational units, users, or subsets of data) between G Suite environments. 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Essentials customers 
  • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits customers 

Resources 

Easily add and manage citations in Google Docs

Quick launch summary 

We’re launching a new feature to help you add, manage, and format academic citations in Google Docs. This will make writing academic papers easier since you won’t have to use add-ons, or copy citations from other tools. 

Using this feature, you can easily insert in-text citations and create a bibliography in the MLA, APA, or Chicago (author-date) styles. Sources types supported include books, book sections, websites, journal articles and newspaper articles. 

Citations tool in Google Docs 

Getting started 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to all G Suite customers 

Resources 

Host collaborative brainstorms with new digital whiteboarding integration in Google Meet

Quick launch summary

With the new Google Jamboard and Google Meet integration, you can now create or open an existing jam while on a Meet video call. This digital whiteboarding integration means you can use the Jamboard virtually to host collaborative brainstorming sessions with your coworkers or students in real-time, even when you can’t be in the same room.





You’ll also be able to save, share and continue the whiteboard at any time with Jamboard.

Note, you can only start or open a Jamboard during a Meet call if you joined the call on a computer. Video call participants on a mobile device or tablet will get a link to a Jamboard file and be directed to the Jamboard app.

Getting started

Admins: This feature will be ON by default for all domains with Jamboard enabled. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning Jamboard on or off for your organization.

End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about whiteboarding in Meet.

Rollout pace


Availability

  • Available to all G Suite customers and users with personal Google accounts.

Resources

Roadmap

 

Updated interface for managing Google Groups in the Admin console

Quick launch summary 

We’re updating the interface admins use to manage Google Groups for Business in their organizations. Google Groups for Business settings let admins control how Google Groups can be created and used within their domains. All the same settings will be available in the new interface, but the structure will be revamped to make it easier to find and change settings. 

In addition, we’re adding Groups information to the Admin audit log, which will enable admins to see when and by whom settings were changed. 

A new look for Groups for Business settings 

Groups information is now in the admin audit log 


Getting started 

  • Admins: You’ll see the new interface by default when you go to Admin console > Apps > G Suite > Groups for Business. Visit the Help Center to learn more about managing Groups for your organization
  • End users: No end-user impact. 

Rollout pace 

Availability 

  • Available to all G Suite customers 

Resources 

Roadmap