Google is asserting a swath of latest options for its education-focused merchandise immediately, together with that G Suite for Schooling is being rebranded to Google Workspace for Education. The corporate first unveiled the Workspace branding for its workplace apps suite in October, however the education-focused suite had retained the G Suite branding till now.
Amongst different modifications to the totally different tiers, the free version of G Suite for Schooling is being renamed to Google Workspace for Schooling Fundamentals and G Suite Enterprise for Schooling is being renamed to Google Workspace for Schooling Plus. In case you’re already a G Suite Enterprise for Schooling buyer, you’ll routinely roll over to Google Workspace for Schooling Plus.
Google can also be asserting information storage coverage modifications for its training clients. Beforehand, Google provided limitless storage to qualifying establishments, however beginning subsequent yr, the corporate will transfer colleges towards a pooled storage mannequin, providing a baseline of 100TB of pooled storage shared amongst an establishment. The coverage will go into impact for all present Google Workspace for Schooling clients in July 2022 and will likely be in place for brand spanking new clients that join in 2022.
There are additionally new options on the way in which for Google’s Meet videoconferencing service to make it better for virtual learning, and a few of these options are coming to non-education clients as effectively. The brand new options embody:
- The power to mute everybody on a name and finish a name for everybody attending. That is rolling out quickly and can come to training clients first
- Emoji reactions, which is able to launch by August for all Meet customers
- Assembly transcripts, that are launching for training and enterprise Meet clients later this yr
As well as, Google is integrating Meet and its Google Classroom product more tightly. College students gained’t be capable of be a part of Meet calls created from Classroom earlier than the instructor does, and Meet will be capable of prohibit conferences to only college students and lecturers in a category primarily based on a Classroom roster. These options, and others, will launch later this yr.
There are additionally new options within the works for Google Classroom, together with help for add-ons from third-party providers (out there for Google Workspace for Schooling Plus or Instructing and Studying Improve clients) and offline help for the Classroom Android app.