Training for Google Apps helps new users get to grips

Google unveils new training resource for Apps for businesses

New to Google Apps? Don't panic - there's now a "virtual coach" to help you get to grips with using the cloud-based system. 

The new in-app trainer offers is designed to get users up and running on Google Apps without having IT staff hovering over their shoulder. 

"Built on the Google Cloud Platform, Training for Google Apps acts like a virtual coach inside of the Google Apps interface," the company said in a blog post. "Users have access to voice and text interactive modules that are searchable by topic within any of the Google Apps products, which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Google+, and even Classroom."

That includes basics such as setting up your email signature to setting expiration dates for shared documents, and hundreds of other tasks, the company said. 

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Google claimed its in-house customer research suggested using Training for Google Apps led to an average 35 per cent higher adoption for Apps products. 

Training for Google Apps is available in English, as well as Japanese, German, Chinese and French. It's a free installation as a Chrome extension via the Google Web Store.

The training modules were created for business users, but are also handy if you're a new Drive or Gmail user, too. 

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