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New Google Tool Tracks G Suite Usage

Google has introduced a new way for G Suite for Education administrators to gain insights into the habits of their educators who utilize the company’s productivity apps. A transformation report will be available to administrators twice a year at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

This report will enable G Suite administrators to track patterns across Google products, including G Suite offerings and Chromebooks.  Information on educator participation rates in Google's certification programs will also be available.

Organizations will be able to get tailored recommendations based on user surveys and usage information on how to get more benefits out of using G Suite for Education offerings.

To generate a transformation report for the current semester, G Suite administrators need to create a "transformation survey" and share the survey link to gather feedback from stakeholders in their organizations in seven key areas. Those areas of focus are vision, learning, culture technology, professional development, funding and sustainability, and community engagement.

The survey must be completed between Sept. 23 and Oct. 9.  On Oct. 14, administrators will be able to sign into the transformation report portal and see their results.

For more information on the transformation report, visit the Google site.

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

Friedman can be contacted at sfriedman@1105media.com or follow her on Twitter @SaraEFriedman.

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