Google applications for Education

CofC Google Apps accounts are now available for faculty

What is it?

Google Apps for Education includes a full range of applications for getting work done, in the classroom and among faculty and staff. Calendar helps to organize your time and appointments. Drive provides word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation creation and storage, as well as forms for surveys or other input. Sites provides space for website creation and publishing. You can use all of these services or just what you want – it's up to you.

Examples of some of the tools

Drive Create rich documents with images, tables, equations, drawings, links and more. Gather input and manage feedback with social commenting. Also create PowerPoint

type presentations and Excel like spreadsheets.


Sites Build a website without writing a single line of code. It's as easy as writing a

document. And, to save even more time, there are a number of pre-built

templates.

Blogger Easily create a blog.

Forms Create forms, surveys, test and quizzes.

Moderator Create a series about anything that you are interested in discussing with your

class and open it up for students to submit questions, ideas, or suggestions.


How can I access these tools?

Log in to MyCharleston and click on the Employee tab. You will see a module labeled ‘Request Your Google Apps Account.’


Click on the ‘Request your account today!’ link. You will be taken to a web site listing various policies. If you read through and agree to the terms of use, scroll to the bottom of the page, check the box signifying your compliance, and hit the ‘Setup my Google Apps account!’ button.


It will take a few minutes for your account to configure. Once your account is ready, you will be navigated to a sign in page. Sign in using your full College email and current password. Once logged in to your account, you will have access to the applications.

What if I created a Google account with my CofC email BEFORE CofC adopted the Google Apps for Education suite?

If before the Google Apps adoption you created a Google account using your @cofc.edu address, Google now sees you as having conflicting accounts as the account created through the Google Apps for Education suite also uses your @cofc.edu address. Not to worry, as your data has not been lost.


Please go to the following site for steps on how to resolve this issue: http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/2012/01/20/conflicting-google-apps-accounts/

Where can I learn more about these tools?

Feel free to contact me for with questions or just to talk about ways you could use these tool. Also take a look at the TLT blog for tutorials at:

http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlttutorials/