Using G Suite for Education

 

Services available to all UConn G Suite users, students, staff, faculty

 

Information regarding what UConn G Suite can offer

 

  • Students have access to Core Services by default (including Gmail)
  • Faculty and staff have to opt-in to gain access to Core Services (not including Gmail)
  • Students, staff, and faculty all have to opt-in to gain access to Public Service

 

Core Services

Gmail

Google Calendar

Google Drive

Google Sites

Google Hangout

Google Groups

Public Services

Google+

Picasa Web Albums

Google Analytics

Google Takeout

Google Chrome Sync

Blogger

Google Maps

YouTube

Google Images Chrome Webstore

Google News

Google Places

Google Moderator

 

Available Core Services

Gmail (Students Only)

Gmail not only creates an easy-to-use inbox and email correspondence, but can also be used to conveniently access your Calendar, Google Drive, and other G Suite apps. Gmail can be synced with your current desktop email service including Microsoft Office, Apple Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird.
Instructions on how to set up your UConn Gmail can be found here.

 

Google Calendar

G Suite Calendar is perfect for managing meetings and day-to-day scheduling, with custom event reminders that can be set to alert you via your phone or email. G Suite Calendars can be shared between users in a few different ways, each with varying privacy.

 

How to Export Calendars from G Suite Calendar
How to Import Calendars to G Suite Calendar

 

Google Drive

Google Drive is a cloud storage option, for students with a UConn Gmail account, which is a remake of Google Docs. Originally in Google Docs, there was an option to upload files and also create Google Files. With the change to Google Drive, it acts more of a storage device like Dropbox with all the abilities of Google Docs as well.
Through your UConn Gmail account, Google Drive has unlimited space.

 

Google Sites

Google Sites gives users the capability of building and managing your own project site without having to know code. Google Sites comes with a range of pre-built templates making it easier to manage a project site that works for you, and you can also customize templates to fit your style and needs.

 

Google Hangout

Google Hangouts is a way to chat, call, and video conference and connect you with other students via their Google + accounts. With Google Hangout users can have multiple people conferencing in on a call, or video, making class projects and group meetings that much easier.

 

Google Groups

Google Groups allows you to make and join groups that discuss ideas and themes that interest you. You can create a Google Group for a group project and help members stay connected through emails and event reminders.

 

Available Public Services

Information on opting into Public Services as a Faculty or Staff member can be found here.

 

Google+

Google+ is a place to communicate, meet people, express your ideas, and learn. By using Google+ you can join communities that interest you and talk to people that share the same interests.

 

Picasa Web Albums

Picasa allows you to keep all your photos in one place and access them with any device you can access your Google+ account from.

 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service that helps measure online marketing, with keyword search information, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) measurements and more. Google Analytics is a great tool for measuring marketing analytics including Keyword search, Search Engine Optimization, and other impression measurements.

 

Google Takeout

Google Takeout allows you to download data you’ve created through, or imported to Google products, and import it to other internet services. The Takeout tool packages data in open and portable formats. This is a great app to have when you leave your UConn Gmail and want to open a personal Gmail account and want to move your accumulated work and data.
Instructions on how to use Google Takeout can be found here.

 

Google Chrome Sync

Chrome Sync  saves the setting on your computer to your Google Account so when you sign into your account from a different computer Chrome will adjust to your saved settings.

 

Blogger

With Google Blogger you create and manage your own blog with a personalized URL, blog title and template, without having to know code. You can publish multiple blogs from one account and can follow other Google+ blogs, along with having multiple contributors to one blog with Group Blogger.

 

Google Maps

Google Maps is an interactive map with the ability to give you directions whether you’re traveling by foot, bike, plane, bus, or car. Maps now contains Map Maker which allows users to create custom maps containing landmarks and specific directions.

 

Chrome Webstore

The Crome Webstore is a place for users to download themes, apps, and extensions made specifically for Google Chrome.

 

Google News

Google News gathers major news headlines from various sources worldwide and categorizes them based on subject. Google News is capable of tailoring the news provided (after time) based on user interests.

 

Google Places

Google Places contains information about local business including hours and contact information. Users can customize Places with favorite, ratings, and saved search results.

 

Google Moderator

Google Moderator lets users pose an idea and gain feedback from a large audience. All users are allowed to ask questions, give ideas, and vote.

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