Using Google Apps
- Getting Started
- Using Gmail
- Using Google Drive
- Using Google Calendar
- Using Google+
- Using Google Groups
- Using Google Sites
The core suite of applications is covered by the Google Apps for Education Customer Agreement that protects the privacy of information placed in these applications. The University also has extended options for supporting these applications and for contacting Google for additional on behalf of end users.
All University users have access to the following core Google Apps:
Most University users also have access to additional core Google Apps.
PLEASE NOTE: The core apps listed below are NOT available for Academic Health Center or Health Care Component University email accounts.
Keep your University of Minnesota email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface – without ads. Comes with a powerful spam filter.
Organize your life—schedule your social and academic life, create personal calendars, share calendars with others, and invite friends to events.
Allows access to your online storage from anywhere. Work in real time, as you can create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, and collaborate with others on group projects. Assign them comments and receive comment notifications. The powerful search tools allow you to filter your Drive content.
Create Web sites and secure group wikis.
Collaborate and chat in real-time with friends, classmates, or colleagues, anywhere in the world.
Google Groups is all about helping users connect with people, access information, and communicate effectively over email and on the web. With members of your team all in the same group, Google Groups makes it easy for sharing things like Google Calendars and Docs with one another.
The University provides support for the Google Apps for Education Core Suite of Apps, which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive/Docs, Talk, Sites and Groups. Google consumer (non-core) applications are not covered by the Google Apps for Education Customer Agreement, and are subject to the product's specific terms of service.
For a list of current consumer apps, click More in your Google tool bar. Support for Google’s Consumer Applications is available in the Google Learning Center.