Google Apps Update – Drive

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Set expiration dates for access to Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides files

Google has added a new feature to Google Drive.  According to Google, this new feature helps keep your organization’s information safe. Google is introducing the ability to set an “expiration date” for specific user access to files in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

For instance, imagine a student receives an incomplete in your course. To complete the course, the student needs to view a spreadsheet, doc, or presentation containing pertinent information about the course. Following this launch, you’ll be able to share docs, spreadsheets, and presentations with the student, give them view access-only, and set that access to expire at the end of the semester. If the student attempts to open the spreadsheet after the expiration date has passed, they’ll be denied access.

Please note that you’ll only be able to set expiration dates for users with comment or view access; you will not be able to set expiration dates for file owners or users with edit access.

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About Kameal Love

Over the past 15 years, I have successfully served as an adult educator, e-learning specialist, and instructional designer; developing, training, and servicing nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations and institutions of higher learning. I am an accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct others while maintaining high interest and achievement. I have a unique combination of expertise in computer application, instructional design, e-learning [educational] technology, teaching, and learning management systems (LMS/LCMS).

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