Google Apps at Wesleyan University
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Google Apps is implemented in various ways throughout the University. There are numerous resources for assistance using Google Apps. This site aims to address Wesleyan-specific tasks and to collate resources that address more common questions.
If you wish to use Google Docs and other Google Apps tools, all you need to do is activate your account through EPortfolio or talk to your Academic Computing Manager. At this time, there is no option for Wesleyan faculty or staff to have email delivered to a Wesleyan GMail account. However, all other enabled services are available for faculty/staff use. This is particularly useful because all undergrad and graduate student accounts (including email) are in Google Apps.
Staff can activate their Google account through their EPortfolio or by contacting email@example.com. Staff usage has risen considerably, most finding the collaboration aspect the most valuable. Google Docs allow multiple editors at the same time in the same document. This includes sharing documents with users off campus. Interested in a Google Docs training session for your department or group? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a session targeted to your needs.
All students have their email delivered to Wesleyan Google email boxes and have access to Google Apps services upon entry into Wesleyan. There is nothing special you need to do. As a Wesleyan student you will retain your account after graduation.
Want to store other documents on Google? Drive might be for you.
Check out the new Google Drive feature. This allows you to install an application on your computer that will create a folder that synchronizes with Google without opening your browser.
Help from Google
Below you will find links to Google’s website for help with the applications that are part of the Google Apps at Wesleyan software suite. Topics include information on how to get started with Google Apps, using the various email, productivity, and collaboration tools, as well as information on troubleshooting.