15 days of Google answers – day 4

It’s the fourth day in our series of Q&A from the Google Education Apps team in the UK.  Question 4 was posed by Richard Millwood, Reader in Distributed Learning at the Institute for Educational CyberneticsUniversity of Bolton.

“Have you considered an option to mark text with a colour background or text colour to show which user contributed? For me, revving up the collaborative aspects of Google Apps is number one – far preferable to trying to match desktop software’s functionality.” – Richard Millwood

Google replied: 

“We absolutely agree with you – Google Apps was always devised with collaboration in mind rather than to mimick the functionality of traditional desktop solutions. Our aim is to provide an alternative way of working by focusing on collaboration to help people work together more efficiently and more effectively. We’re constantly working on improving how easy and useful it is for users to interact with documents, spreadsheets and presentations so watch this space….”

One Response to 15 days of Google answers – day 4

  1. Doug Belshaw says:

    I like the way that frequently when you login to Google Apps little things have changed. It can be superficialities such as the pink theme on Valentine’s Day to the more useful – such as the Save and Close buttons being where you’d expect them on a word processor.

    Google obviously values and responds to feedback from users and that’s why I keep using their products. 🙂

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