Explore the New Functions in Docs, Forms, and Keep

Ask anyone what the advantage of using Google Docs is, and the first answer they will give is usually “collaboration”, followed closely by accessibility.

Google has just added some updates to Docs / Sheets / Slides, Forms, and Keep that make them easier to use.


Google Docs / Sheets / Slides

G Suite for Education Docs - Assign Tasks

The new Google Docs Assign Tasks


The newest tool in Google Docs / Sheets / Slides gives users the ability to assign tasks to specific people.

To do this:

  1. Highlight the text as you would to make a comment, and click the comment button
  2. Click the “+” button and type in the name of the person to whom you are assigning the task
  3. You have the ability to comment (recommended to give a description), but below the comment box, you can check and “assign” button to assign the task
  4. The person you assign the task to will receive an email alert
Screenshot of the email received showing the task is assigned to you

Screenshot of the email received showing the task is assigned to you


After clicking the task has been completed, it is saved in the comments history with a record of who marked it complete.



Google Forms

Google has added some intelligent thinking to the forms. Now certain questions will automatically add the answer types for questions.

Google Forms Auto Questions


Google Keep

Google Keep just added a pinning feature to their notes. Pinning a note keeps the note at the top of the list.

On the desktop, simply hover over the note you want to pin to show the pin icon. Then click the pin.


To access pinning on mobile, push the note you want to pin and hold until it pins.

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