What is Google Apps for Education?
Google is currently offering educational institutions hosting for email, calendars, and other productivity tools through Google Apps for Education, an integrated communication and collaboration solution.
This product enables BGR1 to provide students and staff a variety of popular cloud-based tools.
Yes, all current employees and students have a BGR1 Google Apps account.
There are lots of ways to use Google apps for education, work, or personal productivity! For inspiration and examples, visit Google Apps on YouTube!
Google provides access to the core services: Email, Calendar, Contacts, Talk, Drive/Docs, and Sites. We have additional programs such as Picasa Web Albums, You Tube, Google Voice, Blogger, and Google Plus. Google Plus provided with age specific restrictions.
A Google Account can be used to access a variety of Google apps and services, including Gmail, from a single unified profile. A Gmail account is simply an email account provided by Google.
No problem! Having a created BGR1 Google Apps for Education account will not affect your existing personal Google or Gmail account. Your Google Apps account for BGR1 provides the benefits of using Gmail and other Google tools in an ad-free environment.
Most Google tools simply require a computer or mobile device with an internet connection and a current web browser. However, not all features of each tool may be available on all platforms/browsers. For more details, check the Help manual for the product you are interested in using.
No. Because Google Apps for Education is a hosted service, you will have a separate userID and password for your Google account.
What happens to my BGR1 Google Apps account if I graduate or leave the school?
Students and staff who leave the school or graduate will lose their Google Apps accounts when their network accounts are deleted after separation. The timing of the account deletion can vary based on the individual employee's circumstances with the school at the time of separation.
You may be trying access protected content while logged into Google with an account other than the account that has permission to access that content.
When you log into one Google App or site, Google remembers who you are so you don't have to log in again when you try to access another Google App or site. If you use more than one Google account, you just need to make sure you're logged with the right account to access the content you want. Account information and sign in options are usually displayed at the top of Google's webpages for easy access.
Google also supports signing in to multiple accounts at the same time. More information about that feature, including how to set it up, is available at Google's Support Site.
Because Google Apps for Education is a hosted solution, support is provided by Google. To access support documentation, visit Google Support.
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