Google Drive and Chrome Web Store Apps - Coming in Late June
EBSCO is committed to providing universities, schools and public libraries with innovative resources to engage students in learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Last year, we introduced Google Classroom to help educators easily share EBSCO content with students. With the number of G Suite for Education users now at 70 million worldwide, we are taking our Google integration to the next level.
A Google Drive icon will appear at the top of the Tools menu on Detailed Record and Full Text screens in EBSCOhost®, EBSCO Discovery Service™ and Explora™ by June 30. This functionality will allow users to save EBSCO content, such as PDFs and images, directly to their personal Google Drive cloud storage.
Chrome-optimized apps for EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and Explora will be available for download via the Chrome Web Store by June 30. Because they’re hosted on the web, these apps are easy to install, always up-to-date, and can be synched across multiple devices.
Coming later this year: Personal user authentication using your Google login credentials!
What are the benefits of G Suite for Education tools?
- Easier Collaboration: Once authenticated, users will be able to quickly download and share EBSCO content, such as PDFs and images, to Google Drive.
- Paperless Instruction: Google Classroom makes it easier than ever for educators to share authoritative articles and multimedia content with their students.
- Improved Access for Digital Natives: EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and Explora apps will be available for free download through the Chrome Web Store. These apps give students and patrons an alternative way to access library resources from their phones, tablets and mobile devices.
Google Classroom and Google Drive icons will both appear on the Detailed Record and Full Text screens.
For more information or to request a consultation with your sales representative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I share EBSCO content to Google Classroom?