Google Docs announced a couple of enhancements yesterday. The first enhancement is the option to have documents open in the same window or in a new window (the current default setting). The second, and more useful, enhancement is the option to have all new changes to your documents appear in bold text. When collaborating on documents, the bolding option will make it easier to quickly recognize the changes made by your collaborators. You can choose these new options by opening the “setting” link in the upper right corner of your Google Docs homepage.
Applications for Education
If you have students sharing work with you via Google Docs, the new bolding option should make it easier for your students to recognize the edits and suggestions you’ve made to their writing.