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Online Education service 'The Anywhere School' launched with over 50 new features

New Delhi, Thu, 13 Aug 2020 Deepak Kumar

Search engine giant Google announced to launch its online learning application 'The Anywhere School' for all Google Enterprise for Education customers. The new application will come with over 50 new features including end meetings for all participants and disable in-meeting chat.

During Coronavirus outbreak millions of students are learning from home and Schools are using online means of education to run the virtual classes. The new initiative from Google will help Education customers to provide better tutoring through online classes to their students. The 'The Anywhere School’ service launched by Google comes with over 50 new features across Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products for the benefits of Students. Hundreds and thousands of viewers in more than 250 countries will able to use Google’s new service.

Avni Shah, VP of Education at Google said "Breakout rooms and attendance tracking will also be launching for all Google Enterprise for Education customers, allowing for more engaged classes and insights on participation."

Google will launch the update in September which will bring support for up to 19 people in the video-calling app Google Meet. This application will also bring an integrated Jamboard whiteboard for easy collaboration among the participants.

This feature will definitely help educational organizations to educate large number of people through online classes. New features aim to provide easy to use and very effective tools for conducting online classes.

According to the company’s official statement on Tuesday, application will bring new controls that enable the moderator to always join first, end meetings for all participants and disable in-meeting chat. Application will also bring lots of other features to make collaboration much easier.

As per the Google, new feature such as custom and blurred backgrounds in meeting will be available sometime in October. These features are for adding extra privacy to the Meet.

VP of Google, Avni Shah further added "Breakout rooms and attendance tracking will also be launching for all Google Enterprise for Education customers, allowing for more engaged classes and insights on participation.”

Company is also planning to roll out more features such as hand raising for all customers and Q&A and polling for G Suite Enterprise; all these features will be available for the Education customers.

Google official statement further added "Plus, we’ll launch a new temporary recordings feature which will be available to all Education customers for free (premium recordings will still be part of G Suite Enterprise for Education)."

Google recently launched "SmartCompose" and "Auto Correct in Docs", which is helping educators and students in composing high-quality content faster. Google will release and update later this month which will help admins to disable both "SmartCompose" and "Auto Correct" if necessary.

Soon Google will allow the students to format and manage their documents directly in Docs.

Author: Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar is Science Graduate from Delhi University with more than 18 years of experience in Technical field. Currently his interest lies in researching for Media and Journalism field. He has years of rich experience in various technological fields. With a background in Science and Media field, Deepak has been offering services in the media houses and technical research. He has worked as director and chief in many companies. As a technical writer, editor and reviewer, he is offering services to many research organizations, media houses and online educational portals.

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