Google Updates: 2021 Year in Review

In this Collaborative Corner, we review key Google and Chrome updates from 2021 and discuss the impact they have on and the necessary actions to take for your Google environment. Covered in this video are updates for the Admin console, additional services, Chrome, Meet, Classroom, and Drive.

This is not a complete list or a “top 15” list of updates but rather a list of changes from last year that are exciting to Google Admins and will have a continued impact in 2022. My hope is to provide this content in a clear and concise manner while still addressing why this is important. Wish me luck and here we go!

Access the Slide deck used in the video.

Additional Information

In addition to the video and slide deck, here are additional resources related to the 2021 Updates:



About the Author

Melissa Benson, Google for Education Technical Collaborative Lead
Melissa has been a Google Workspace for Education Consultant for CDW Amplified for Education since 2015. She began working with the Google for Education (GFE) Admin console in 2008 where she helped implement and integrate Google Workspace and Chromebooks into multiple K-12 school districts. Now, as part of the CDW Amplified for Education Team, she continues to help schools set up and manage Google Workspace environments with educational best practices with an emphasis on facilitating the North American Google Technical Collaborative.

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