What are Google Docs & Drive?

Google Docs & Drive are online web applications connected with a student, staff, or faculty member’s Bmail account that allows them to create and store documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.  Both apps can be accessed by selecting the apps menu in the top right corner of one’s Bmail inbox and then clicking the Docs or Drive […]

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What exactly does the new “Explore” panel in Google Sheets do?

Auto-analyze your data in Google Sheets with “Explore” Your data may not always make sense to you. The new feature, “Explore”, in Google Sheets, allows you to easily visualize trends in your data and gain a better understanding of it by automatically creating charts and surfaces insights based on the information available in your sheet. […]

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How do I use voice typing in Google Docs?

Available in over 40 different languages, voice typing is a new feature in Google Docs that lets you type simply by speaking into your microphone. To do this, select Voice Typing in the Tools menu, activate it using the microphone button, and start speaking. Google docs will transcribe your words into the document automatically. Learn […]

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What are templates in Google Docs?

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now offer you an option to build your document based on a template, allowing you to focus more on the content itself and taking care of the formatting with a few clicks. You have the option to choose from a variety of documents, spreadsheets or presentations based on a library […]

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Why does Google Forms look different?

You may have noticed that Google Forms looks different. It has now been updated with new designs, features, and functions. Due to the rework, your forms are now more mobile-friendly, and now offer you more customization options – you can now customize it with your own logo or photo, and quickly insert images, GIFs, and videos. It […]

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How do I share a photo with a link?

If you need to share a photo with a link (URL) so other Bucknellians can see the photo, begin by opening Google Drive. Click on Google Photos. Drag the photo into the Google Photos pane to upload the file. Click Share. Click Get shareable link. The link is automatically created and copied.  The permissions are […]

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How do I setup my Bmail and Calendar?

If you are an incoming Bucknell University student, you will receive a Bmail account. Bmail (Google Apps for Education at Bucknell University) is the email system that all faculty, staff, and students use for all online communication – email, chat, documents, calendar, hangouts, etc. Your email address looks something like abc123@bucknell.edu.  You must use your Bucknell password […]

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Account FAQ

Student Accounts Creation Computer accounts  are created automatically 24 hours after the Registrar’s Office enters the appropriate student information into Banner. The account creation process will give students access to the following systems: Bmail Computer Login Engineering Unix myBucknell Moodle Netspace VPN Wireless Graduation Alums retain access to Bmail.  All other accounts are suspended 13 weeks after […]

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