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  • jarbenne 9:49 pm on October 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Additional Download Functionality Added to Google Drive Embed Tools 

    Now — in addition to being able to upload content straight from your Google Drive and embed it on your blog — you can offer your users the option of downloading that file so they can store it elsewhere.

    This is is great if you are sharing a template you need your users to further edit or save in their own cloud storage account.

    Thanks as always to our amazing developer Ray Hoh, and to @trooth for the suggestion.

    Of course we love to share, and believe that a great way to teach students how to code in the real world is by modelling, and providing access to real world examples. So if you are interested in seeing the code, or are hosting your own WordPress community, you can find the latest version of this on our Github.

  • jarbenne 12:51 pm on September 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Google Drive Integration 

    I am ridiculously excited about this new functionality on the Commons, which allows a seamless link between your Google Drive and your Blog. Now students can use Google Drive to collaborate on work, and then publish it to their blog.

    This will be particularly helpful from an iPad, where locating the embed code of a Google Document was cumbersome.

    Here’s the instructions:

    Once we are done testing this in our environment, we will open source it to the WordPress community. As always, if you find glitches, reach out here.

    • lward 4:58 pm on November 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Jared! When I try to add Google drive I keep getting “there was an error connecting to google drive”.

      • jarbenne 10:58 am on November 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hi @lward. I’ve seen that issue on occasion when people are logged into more than one Google Drive (example: a personal gmail account and the board google account in the same browser.) Could this perhaps apply?

        If so — and for anyone else reading along — you can create a private (Firefox) or incognito (Chrome) window and try again. This will create a window where you aren’t logged in at all, and should then take you to the login page for Google when you attempt to connect your account again.

        Let me know if that works.

    • lward 12:47 pm on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Unfortunately still not having any luck! I’ve tried in Firefox, incognito on Chrome. School computer and iPad.
      Does it have anything to do with when we initially sign it, it asks can HWDSB Commons have access to your Google account? You need to click accept or deny. Deny will not let you into the account where with Accept you can proceed. Has this somehow linked the accounts making it hard to connect Google Drive??

      I appreciate all your help 🙂

      • jarbenne 12:51 pm on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Are you clicking deny? You need to accept. Although the “app” we use to log in is completely separate from the connection to Drive to upload content into a blog post. Let me investigate this further.

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