Re-syncing Notability auto back up to Google Drive

If you’ve updated to iOS8, and updated Notability within the last week, you might have the message below about your Notability no longer auto backs up to Google Drive.

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If you hit ok and went about your business, you’ll need to go back into the Notability settings and re-enable auto back up to Google Drive.

You can do this in the few easy steps below. Alternatively, you can watch this video tutorial.

1) Click on the cog icon at the bottom left hand side of the Notability homepage.

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2) Select “Google Drive” from the auto-backup list.

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3) If prompted, enter in your FCS full username (ex: and password.

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4) Click the blue Accept button.

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5) Success! You should now see a confirmation that your notes automatically back up to Drive.

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Set up Google Drive auto back up in Notability

We love Notability- and we want to make sure your Notes are backed up to your Google Drive so that you never have to worry about losing or misplacing a file.

In a few easy steps, you can complete a 1-time set up so that all Notability notes you create/edit/annotate will automatically back up to your FCS Google Drive account. Check out this short video with an overview on how to do just that!

*This video recommends backing up files as a PDF, but you can back up files as a Note, as well!

Sync Veracross schedule to iPad iCal app

You can subscribe to your class schedule/calendar in Veracross so that all of your classes will appear in your iPad iCal app.

This can be extremely helpful for those new to the school, or for those who may need a daily reminder of their classes. We recommend all students and faculty members follow the steps below to get your Veracross class schedule into your iCal app!

Set up your Google drive for offline access

Did you know that you can view and edit certain Google documents offline?

FCS is livin’ the good life in the cloud!

Whoa! That means you can edit a document without an Internet connection- but you must be using the Chrome browser. Not all Google drive files can be edited- just a document- but you can also view spreadsheets and other files in your drive once you’ve set up your drive for offline viewing. It only takes a few minutes to set up, and we highly recommend following the steps below:

  • Click the gear icon in the upper right of your window
  • Select Set up Docs offline from the drop-down menu
  • The “Set up offline viewing of Google Docs” dialog will appear.
  • Click the blue button that says Allow offline docs. After a few seconds, you’ll be able to move on to the next step.
  • On the right side of the dialog, click the blue button that says Install from Chrome web store. If you already have the app installed, you won’t need to complete this step.
  • You’ll be taken to the Chrome web store, where you’ll need to click Install on the right-hand side of the browser window.
  • Once the app is installed, you’ll be taken to a Chrome page with the Google Docs app icon. Click the icon to go back to your Documents List.