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How can I make a QR Code – those funny square digital patterns that point to a website?

How can I embed an image inside a Gmail message?

How can I send a text message to a phone from my Google mail?

How to Preview Google Docs in Mail

How to turn off pop-up notifications of new email

How to “Undo Send”

How to set up canned responses

How to use create a document shortcut

How to create custom keyboard shortcuts

How to use Google Voice player in mail

How to preview messages

How to add multiple inbox’s to your account

How to Personalize your Google+ Profile Banner

How to upload a .wmv file to Google Drive

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How can I make a QR Code – those funny square digital patterns that point to a webiste?

There’s a really good video here explaining the easy way to make a QR Code like this for your website:

In short:  Copy the URL

Go to www.goo.gl

Paste the URL into the box and click on Shorten URL

A smaller URL will pop up in a blue box.  Copy that URL.  (example:  http://goo.gl/CrwaF)

In a new tab, paste that URL with .qr after it and hit enter.  (example: http://goo.gl/CrwaF.qr) This will show you the QR Code.

To see a higher resolution version of it, change the 150X150 in the address line to, for example, 300X300 and hit enter again.

How can I embed an image inside a Gmail message?

In order to insert an image INSIDE your email, rather than as an attachment, you need to click on the Insert Image icon (see below)

 or the Insert Photos icon (see below)

If you can’t see this icon, here’s how to install it:

  • Go to Google Settings (looks like a gear)
  • Click on the Labs tab
  • Search for Inserting images feature
  • Click on the Enable option
  • Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page

How can I send a Text Message to a phone from my Google mail?

You can send SMS messages to your contacts’ mobile phones using Gmail Chat. To do so from Gmail:

Enter your contact’s name in the ‘Search or invite friends’ box in Chat, and select Send SMS from the box of options that appears to the right of your contact’s name. Or, if you already have a Chat window open for this contact, just click Options, and select Send SMS.
In the dialog box, enter a phone number in the ‘Send SMS messages to this number’ field. This feature is only launched in selected countries. Click here for the list of supported countries and operators. If you are not located in one of these countries you can still use it, but you won’t see the SMS option in Chat until you enable it manually in the Chat settings page.
Click Save.
A Chat window appears. Just type your message as you would normally. When you hit Enter, the message will be sent to the phone number you entered.

If your contact replies, the text message response will appear as a reply in Chat. These conversations are stored in your Chat history just like regular chats (but keep in mind that you can’t go off the record while communicating via SMS).

SMS charges: Google does not charge for using this service. However, mobile providers’ standard charges will apply to any SMS messages sent from a mobile device to Google Chat. Please check your mobile provider’s price plan for details.

How to Preview Google Docs in Mail

Open Email with attachment. Select “Preview Document.” This feature only works when you receive a link to a Google Document.

How to turn off pop-up notifications of new email or Chat

In Chrome, go to your gmail and click on the little gear icon at the top right (Settings).  Under Desktop Notifications, click on Chat and/or Mail notifications off.

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How to “Undo Send”

Create an email document and select send. While your email is sending, there will be an option at the top of the page to “undo send.” select “undo send.” You can only select “undo send” while your message is being delivered. Once the message is sent, this action can no longer be done.

How to set up canned responses

Select “compose” then click the black arrow pointing down next to “canned response” below the subject line. Select “New Canned Response” to create a canned response or select previously saved canned responses.

How to use create a document shortcut

Select an email conversation. Click more then select “create a document” from the drop down menu. If keyboard shortcuts are enabled on your computer, you can create a new document by pressing ‘g’ then ‘w.’

How to create custom keyboard shortcuts

Select the “Settings” icon then click “keyboard shortcuts.” Select keys for various actions by typing them into the box beside each action.

How to use Google Voice player in mail

When you receive a voice mail, the Google voice player will appear below the message. Select the “Play” icon (a blue triangle) and your message will begin playing.

How to preview messages

Right click on the unread message to preview it without opening the message.

How to add multiple inbox’s to your account

To add multiple inbox’s to your Google account, select Settings, then Accounts. You will then select “Add another email address you own” and enter the information to access your account.

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How to Personalize your Google+ Profile Banner

Once viewing your Google+ account, select the “profile” icon to the left. You are going to hover your mouse over the banner beside your profile image. The option to change your cover photo will appear. Select this option then select a picture from the presets or your own personal file. Once your picture has uploaded, you can click anywhere on the banner to move it. The new position of your banner saves automatically.

How to upload a .wmv file to Google Drive

Go to your Google Drive and the Folder where you want to put your video.  Click on Upload and Files.  Browse to find the .wmv file and click on Open.  Wait a few minutes for your video file to upload.  When it is uploaded, click on the little box to the left of the Video File and then click on More and Share and Share.  Choose who to share this video with.  The URL for the video will be highlighted, so you can copy it into an email or into your Blackboard Course.

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