G Suite for Education Technical Retreat

  • November 08, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • RISTE Training Center 69 Draper Ave. Warwick, RI 02889

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Technical Retreat


A day of custom training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education.  This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment.  That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group.  These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic.  

The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility.  Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education. 

Presenter:  Tom Woods 

Topics covered include:

G Suite Services & Settings:  A look at updates and changes to G Suite and the Admin Console over the last year.  Discussions around the changes and their impact on Education will be the focus.

Deep Dive 1,2,3:   Three technical deep dive sessions exploring topics chosen by the group from a large list.  Use cases, Admin Console settings and best practices for each will be explored.

G Suite Admin Tips & Tricks:  Efficient management of users, devices and settings.  Tools and additional services to help with security, optics, tracking and management.

Q&A Round table:  Group discussions around topics of the day and other G Suite related questions.


Deep Dive Topics for Selection:


Admin Console Service Settings Best Practices

Walk through of core and additional service settings that must be changed for EDU domains.

Android Apps on ChromeOS

A look at supported models, how to configure for the domain and approval and assignment of Apps

Chromebook Management

In-depth look at Chrome management on the desktop browser and Chrome devices, from User and Device settings to inventory management, usage metrics and ROI tracking.

Google Vault

In-depth look at proper use of Vault as an E-discovery system.   Retention policies, creating searches and exporting results will also be explored

Google Apps Manager (GAM) Basics

Walkthrough of installing and performing basic commands and tasks with GAM on EDU domains.

Google Groups, Groups for Business

Creation and proper configuration of Google Groups in an EDU domain.  Groups for Business as additional features and control.

Printing on Chrome

Configuring, designing and rolling out Cloud Printing in schools.  Also covered is Native Printing from Chromebooks.

Reports & Audit Logs

Using reports to gain insight and visibility into G Suite activities and data.  Monitoring and automatic alerting of events.

Team Drive

Control and management of Team Drives as a back office tool, use cases and piloting approach.

Youtube & Restricted Mode

Controlling Youtube in EDU and the use of Restricted mode for filtering student content and for Teacher approved videos


          Technical Retreat Agenda


8.30am till 9am - Introductions

9am till 11am - What’s new with G Suite - Best Practices

11am till 12pm - Deep Dive 1 - Audience Choice (see above)

12pm till 1pm - Lunch

1pm till 1.45pm - Deep Dive 2 - Audience Choice (see above)

1.45pm till 2.30pm - Deep Dive 3 - Audience Choice (see above)

2.30pm - 3pm - G Suite Admin Tips and Tricks

3pm till 3.30pm - Q+A Roundtable




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