Understanding where and how Google Workspace is used
Krouskoff viewed Google Workspace for Education Plus, which offers premium features like security dashboards, access controls, video meeting recording, as the way to shed light on use of Chromebooks and Google Workspace. For example, the Plus version allows administrators to view activity across the school’s web domain, export data such as Gmail logs for analysis in BigQuery, and access audit reports on user activity.
“Instead of just a 10,000-foot-view, we wanted to be able to drill down into specific activities,” Krouskoff says. “It could be questions as simple as, ‘Do we have all the necessary updates on each device?’ or ‘How many Chromebooks have been used in more than x number of days?’”
For example, data on Chromebook usage was helpful in determining if a particular school or teachers needed more professional development support to integrate the devices with classroom lessons, Krouskoff adds.