Dots and Lines

Two things to look for when using Google Apps in particular (other products use these too!): 3 lines or 3 dots together.

1) 3 Lines – Menu

In Google Classroom, mobile versions of Google Docs, and more places, you will see 3 lines in the upper left hand corner. These lines are sometimes referred to as “the hamburger.” Touch or click these 3 lines to reveal the menu. Anytime you see these 3 lines, click on them to see what other options you have.
Hamburger

hamburger in app

2) 3 Dots – More Actions

When you see 3 dots in an icon this indicates there are more options. Click once on a file in Google Drive and the 3 dots “more actions” icon will appear in the toolbar. Click on this icon to reveal more options about the item you have selected.
3 Dots

More actions

In Google Classroom each assignment or announcement has the 3 dots “more actions” icon in the upper right-hand corner.
3 dots more options

Be on the Lookout

Whenever you see the 3 lines “hamburger” or 3 dots “more actions” in any website or mobile app, click on it to see what options you have! You might be surprised with what you can do. 🙂

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