At the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) one of the core tools we use for membership management is CiviCRM. In this post I show you how we use Google Apps Script to automate reporting and analysis
The one missing link in Google Classroom seems to be its ability to show the deadlines of set work in your Google Calendar. The Google Apps Scriptbelow does just that, adding assignment deadlines to your calendar and along the way creating a Google Sheet of all your assignments too. It does this by picking up the incoming e-mails sent out when new assignments are set, reading them and adding them to the sheet and calendar.
"The Google Apps Developer team recently hosted a 3-part Hangout On Air series that provided the developer community a unique opportunity to engage with the creative minds behind Google Apps developer tools. Each session covered topics ranging from business automation using Apps Script to Google Calendar API usage to creating Add-Ons for Docs & Sheets. In the first installment of the series, Mike Harm, the creator of Apps Script and his colleague Kenzley Alphonse delivered a captivating session entitled, “Automate your Business with Apps Script.” Together, they reviewed the various features of Apps Script that can help developers build powerful solutions with Google Apps, such as simple scripts, to easily do a mail merge, export calendars into a Sheet, and to generate regularly scheduled reports.'
"The Shopping Content Service allows you to use theGoogle Content API for Shopping in Apps Script. This API gives Google Merchant Center users the ability to upload and manage their product listings and manage their Merchant Center accounts."
"we are ready to graduate add-ons out of developer preview. Starting today, any developer can publish an add-on. To ensure users find the best tools for them, every new add-on will undergo a review for adherence to our guidelines before it’s available in the add-ons store."
openSesame allows Google Apps for EDU domain super-admins to set up Google Forms that allow specific staff-members the ability to instantly reset passwords only for students within defined organizational unit(s) - Andrew Stillman (Personal) - Google+
Some messages are so short, you don’t even need to open them--you can just archive them from your inbox, or from Android’s notification drawer. Of course, then you have a bunch of archived, unread emails.
"This is a library to allow us to use theChrome Tracing utility for apps script profiling. I've implemented a subset of what can be profiled, but will implement additional capabilities if there is enough interest."
"This was an experiment in learning how to use Google Spreadsheets in combination with Google App Scripts to create a localization table that can be accessed via JSON/JSONP. This is useful because there’s still no useful built-in JSON publishing option for individual spreadsheets."
Martin Hawksey's insight:
Nice way to crowd source translations for your Apps Script projects
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