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Originality reports and rubrics now generally available for Google Classroom users

What’s changing 

Last year, we announced betas for originality reports and rubrics, two new tools for Google Classroom. Beginning today, these features are generally available for G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education Classroom users.

Who’s impacted 

End users

Why you’d use them 

Help students turn in their best work 
Originality reports check a student's work for matches across billions of web pages and books.  This can make it easier for instructors to evaluate the academic integrity of the student’s work and provide them constructive feedback.

Students can also use originality reports to check for missed citations or poor paraphrasing before they turn in a document. This gives them the opportunity to improve their work and learn from their mistakes before final submissions.

Enhance feedback to students with rubrics
A rubric is a scoring framework that makes it easier for educators to evaluate student assignments, set clear expectations, and provide actionable feedback.

With the new rubrics feature, educators can now:

  • Create a rubric as they create an assignment. 
  • Reuse rubrics from previous assignments rather than creating them from scratch.
  • Export and import Classroom rubrics to share with other instructors. 
  • Grade students work with a rubric from both the “student listing page” and Classroom’s grading view, where instructors can select rating levels as they review the assignment. 

Additionally, rubrics can be helpful for business users. For example, you can create a rubric to assess marketing plans or performance in key business areas.

Additional details 

Language availability for originality reports:
Note that originality reports are only available in English and for Google Docs at the moment. See below for details on expanded language options available in beta.

Number of originality reports available per assignment:
Classroom instructors can enable originality reports on three assignments per class for free. Instructors who use G Suite Enterprise for Education can turn on originality reports for unlimited assignments per class.

Regardless of what G Suite for Education edition their instructor uses, students can run originality reports on a document three times per assignment before submitting. When students submit their work, a new originality report is created for the instructor.

More options for originality reports available in beta:

  • International language options: Originality reports are launching in beta for the following languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

  • Student-to-student comparison: Originality reports will also compare student work against past student submissions within a school's domain. This feature is only available to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers.

You can learn more and sign up for these betas using this form.

Getting started 

End users: 
Originality reports: Once originality reports are available in your domain, instructors can turn them on per assignment by checking the originality reports checkbox within the assignment creation process. Visit the Help Center to learn more about using originality reports.



Rubrics: Visit the Help Center to learn more about creating a rubric in Classroom.

Rollout pace 


Availability 

  • Originality reports and rubrics:
    • Available to G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers and Classroom users
    • Not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Business, and G Suite for Nonprofits customers

  • Beta availability
    • International language options for originality reports: available to G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers.
    • Student-to-student comparison: available to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers only.

Resources 


Roadmap 




G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive

What’s changing 

Last year we announced the beta of G Suite Add-ons, a new cross-suite platform that connects G Suite to your favorite workplace apps. Beginning today, G Suite Add-ons will begin rolling out to all users.

With G Suite Add-ons, workflows that require third-party applications can be executed inside G Suite, allowing users and teams to use the applications they want without leaving G Suite. For example, you can install the Workfront add-on for quick access across Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive.

Installing the Workfront add-on directly from Calendar


Access G Suite Add-ons from the side panel of Calendar, Google Drive, and Gmail

Take action without leaving G Suite


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why it’s important

G Suite Add-ons connect G Suite with third-party applications so you can work directly from the G Suite app you’re using, rather than toggling from one app to another. They also surface relevant information and suggest actions based on what you’re working on. 

Add-ons from SignEasy, WebEx, Workfront, Lucidchart and more will be available once this feature has fully rolled out and can be installed from the G Suite Marketplace

Organizations can also build their own add-ons using Apps Script. Note that the developer feature will be fully available in early February — we’ll provide an update here once it’s fully rolled out.


Additional Details

G Suite Add-ons will work across G Suite products, allowing developers to create a single add-on that works across G Suite, rather than building a separate add-on for each application within G Suite. 

G Suite Add-ons are currently accessible in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive, with support for other G Suite products coming later this year.

Getting started

  • Admins: This feature will be available by default. If you allow users to install only whitelisted applications from the G Suite Marketplace, you can specify those apps within the Admin console. Or, you can install chosen G Suite Add-ons for your entire domain via the listing in the G Suite Marketplace.
  • End users: This feature will be available by default. You’ll be able to install G Suite Add-ons using the “+” button in the G Suite quick access side panel. The add-ons you install will appear in the side panel across G Suite apps.

Rollout pace

Resources

Roadmap

Grant SAML app access to specific groups

Quick launch summary 

You can now enable SAML apps for specific groups of users in your organization. You could previously only enable them by organizational unit (OU). This provides extra flexibility, as you can now turn apps on or off for sets of users without changing your organizational structure.

SAML apps enable users to access enterprise cloud applications after signing in just once through Single-Sign-On (SSO). You can easily enable SAML with many pre-integrated applications in our third-party apps catalog, or you can set up custom SAML applications.

Use our Help Center to find out how to configure SAML applications.

Getting started 


  • Admins: This feature will be available by default and can be controlled at the group level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about how to configure SAML apps for G Suite
  • End users: There is no end-user setting for this feature. 

Control SAML apps by groups 

Rollout pace 


Availability 



  • Available to all G Suite customers

Use phones as security keys in the Advanced Protection Program


What’s changing 


You can now use your mobile phone as a security key in the Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise. This means you can use your Android or iOS device’s built-in security key for 2-Step Verification, which makes it easier and quicker to protect high-risk users with our strongest account security settings.

Users can learn more and sign up for the Advanced Protection Program at g.co/advancedprotection

Who’s impacted 

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it 


The Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise enforces a package of several security policies, which can help protect the accounts of employees who are most at risk for targeted attacks. By adding the option to use your phone as a security key with this program, we hope more G Suite users will be able to take advantage of the protection it offers due to:

  • Simpler enrollment - Users can sign up quickly using devices they already have. 
  • Intuitive user experience - Users are familiar with the phone interface, and often already carry phones with them. 
  • Lower costs - This reduces the need to purchase security keys. 


Additional details 

Targeted attacks describe sophisticated, low volume handcrafted attacks that are often carried out by highly motivated professional or government backed groups. Employees at risk of targeted attacks that may benefit from the program include, for example, IT admins, executives, and employees in regulated industries such as finance or government.

The individual policies currently included in the Advanced Protection Program are also available to G Suite admins and users outside of the program. However, the Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise offers an easy-to-use bundle of our strongest account security settings

Getting started 


Admins: By default, users will be able to sign up for the Advanced Protection Program. You can disable it at the OU level. Visit the Help Center to learn more about managing the Advanced Protection Program in your organization.

End users: Android users can go directly to g.co/advancedprotection to enroll their phone as a security key. iPhone users must first activate the security key with Google’s Smart Lock app, then enroll in the Advanced Protection Program.

Rollout pace 


  • This feature is available now for all users. 


Availability 


  • Available to all G Suite customers 


Resources 


Use an iPhone as a security key for 2-Step Verification

What’s changing

We’re adding an option to use your iPhone as a security key for your Google Account. Security keys provide the strongest form of 2-Step Verification (also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA) to help protect your account against phishing, and are an essential part of the Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise. To use your iPhone as a security key, you need to install the Google Smart Lock app.

Read more about this launch in our Security Blog post, or use our Help Center to learn more about security keys and 2-Step Verification. Also see our other announcement today - Use phones as security keys in the Advanced Protection Program.


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users


Why you’d use it

2-Step Verification adds another layer to your account security, making it more resistant to phishing and account takeover attacks. By adding the option to use iPhones as a security key, we’re making the strongest form of phishing protection more accessible and convenient. As a result, we hope you’ll be able to implement Advanced Protection in your organization more quickly, while also minimizing user training and overall costs.

We previously announced that you can use the security key built into your Android phone, in addition to physical security keys, including Google’s Titan Security Keys.

We also announced today that you can use phones as security keys in the Advanced Protection Program for the enterprise. We hope that these launches bring the added protection of security keys to more users, including making it easier to enrol in the Advanced Protection Program, and helps ensure that all users have access to more convenient forms of security.


Additional details


  • The iPhone security key is enabled through the Google Smart Lock app.
  • Installation of the Google Smart Lock app is only available on devices running iOS 10.0 and up.
  • The security keys on iPhones are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled Chrome OS (version 79 and up), iOS, macOS, or Windows 10 devices with a Chrome browser.


Getting started




Rollout pace

  • This feature is available now for all users

Availability


  • Available to all G Suite customers


Resources





Password recovery for super admins and a new interface for security settings

What’s changing

We’re making it easier for super admins to recover their own passwords, as well as updating the look of some basic security settings in the Admin console.

Going forward, super admins who enable “Super admin account recovery” at Admin console > Security > Account recovery can recover their own accounts by clicking the “Forgot password?” link on the sign-in page (provided they’ve added recovery options to their accounts).

Super admin account recovery setting in the Admin console

In addition, we’re starting to gradually migrate your other security settings to a more streamlined, card-based interface. These changes will take place slowly over time, and most will have no impact on the configuration of your settings themselves. If any updates require changes to your workflows, we’ll let you know on the G Suite Updates blog and/or via email.

Who’s impacted

Admins

Why you’d use it

Previously, super admins in many organizations who were locked out of their accounts had to contact another super admin or Google Support to recover their password. This new setting makes it much easier for super admins to get back into their accounts and back to work.

Getting started

Admins: For most current and all new customers, the Super admin account recovery feature will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level. If you’re an existing customer with fewer than three super admins or 500 users, however, the setting will be ON by default, to match previous behavior. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning Super admin account recovery on or off for your organization.

Rollout pace


  • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)] starting on January 13, 2020
  • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)] starting on January 13, 2020

Availability


  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources


Break out a single value within a pie chart in Google Sheets

Quick launch summary 

You can now “pull out” and highlight a slice from a pie or donut chart in Google Sheets. This feature gives you more ways to control the look of your charts and better display the most important data in Sheets.


Getting started 

End users: This feature is available by default. Visit the Help Center article to learn more about using this feature.

Rollout pace


Availability 


  • Available to all G Suite customers 

Resources 


Manage Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts video calls with one setting

What’s changing

Video calling from Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts is now controlled by the same setting. This means that the setting in the Admin console that controls classic Hangouts video calling now also controls Hangouts Meet.

Who’s impacted

Admins

Why it matters

By combining these settings, we’re making it easier for you to manage all video calling within your organization.

Getting started

Admins: You can find the new, consolidated setting in the Admin console at Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Hangouts > Meet settings. Learn more in the Help Center. The new setting will respect your previous setting. For new G Suite customers, video calling will be enabled by default.

End users: There is no end user setting for this feature.

Rollout pace



Availability


  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources




New controls for displaying sender attribution for shared mailboxes

What’s changing 

We’re adding new controls for how the “Sender Attribution for Shared Mailboxes” is displayed. Currently, sender attribution is always enabled — this will remain the default setting unless disabled by the admin or the end user.

For end users, there’s a new setting in Gmail where you can specify what information is included in the email header of messages sent by delegates.

For admins, there’s a new setting in the admin console that allows you to hide all attribution for shared mailboxes in your domain or organizational unit (OU). This will override and disable the user setting in Gmail.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users


Why you’d use it 

Organizations use shared mailboxes in Gmail in multiple ways. For example, if an executive admin is responding on behalf of a CEO, from the CEO’s mailbox, sender attribution makes it clear who specifically drafted and sent the email.

Or, if you use an [email protected] mailbox to communicate with customers, customers will view all responses as equally valid, without knowing whether they were sent by [email protected], or [email protected]

With these new settings, you can now control and customize how attribution is handled for your domain, by OU, or on an individual user level.

Getting started 

Admins: Sender attribution is on by default and can be disabled at the OU or domain level. The new setting can be found in the Admin console under Apps > G Suite > Gmail > User settings > Mail Delegation. Note that the default setting will be “Allow users to customize this setting” and “Show the account owner and delegate who sent the email.”

Settings for Mail Delegation in the Admin console

End users: Sender attribution is ON by default. You can view and set sender attribution parameters by going to Settings > Account > Grant access to your account in Gmail. If your admin has hidden sender attribution for your domain or OU, no action can be taken.

End user settings for sender attribution in Gmail


If disabled at the OU or domain level, end users can take no action in Gmail

Rollout pace


Availability

  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources 



Get email alerts and see associated tickets for Access Transparency logs

Quick launch summary 

We’re making two improvements which will make Access Transparency logs more useful for G Suite admins. Specifically you can now:

  • Choose to receive email alerts when specific Access Transparency logs are created. 
  • See any support ticket numbers associated with requests in the Audit log report. 

Access Transparency for G Suite provides more visibility into actions taken by Google staff related to your data. Learn more about how Access Transparency can help increase trust in cloud data security

Access Transparency logs describe the affected resource, the time of the action, the reason for the action, and more. With this launch, you can create automated alerts to get notified via email when specified criteria related to Access Transparency are met and an associated log is created. To get started, create an alert based on the "Event Name = Access" filter.

Learn more about Access Transparency logs, or how to set up alerts.


Sample email alert when an Access Transparency log is created 

You can see support ticket numbers in the Access Transparency audit log 


Getting started 


  • Admins: Email alerts will be OFF by default, support ticket information in the audit log will be ON by default. Learn more about Access Transparency logs, or how to set up alerts
  • End users: Feature is not visible to end users. 

Rollout pace 


  • This feature is available now for all users. 

Availability 


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

Roadmap 





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