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Google Unveils Graduation for G Suite

Google for Education earlier this week unveiled a new product to build out its G Suite for Education offering, as well as additional features for parents and guardians.

Next year, high school students transitioning to the next chapter of their lives will be able to keep all of their digital work without the hassle. “Students will be able to copy emails and Drive files from their G Suite for Education accounts into another Google account before they leave the domain,” according to the Google blog post announcement. “This will enable students to easily retain their emails, essays, resumes, science projects and any other files stored on Google Drive if their school removes access to their old account.”

Although the feature launches early in 2017, administrators can now adjust their Admin Console settings according to the needs of their schools (i.e. allowing access for one grade level at a time). Schools with Takeout enabled will have access to this feature by default.

For parents and guardians, Google is providing easier access to email summaries of student work in Google Classroom, allowing them to receive updates without a Google account.

The updates were revealed at Google’s free, online conference, Education Air, held on Dec. 3. A video recording of the Education of Air Product Keynote explaining the new G Suite for Education features is available here. Further information is available on the Google blog.

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