In addition to Gmail, Calvin students now have access to Google Apps, which include Google Docs and Google Sites. Using your Google account, you can now create and save word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation documents. You can even create your own website.
Google Apps are accessible through StudentMail.
To learn how to use Google Apps, see the Google Apps Learning Center.
- Where do I go to get help using Gmail or Google Apps?
Google provides support for Calvin students using Gmail and Google Apps. Please visit their Learning Center if you have any questions.
- When I graduate or if I decide not to come back to Calvin, will I still have access to my Google documents?
No. Once you graduate, you continue to have access to your Calvin accounts including Google until Oct. 1 following your graduation. If you decide not to come back to Calvin, your Calvin accounts including Google are terminated after the end of your last semester. In either case, you should move your documents to another storage location.
- If there are major changes to the applications offered by Google, how will I know?
CIT uses Student News to announce any major changes to the applications offered by Google.
- Will faculty be using Gmail and Google apps?
Faculty and staff will continue to use GroupWise e-mail and Microsoft Office. Most professors will expect any documents turned in to be in a Microsoft Office format. Google Apps allows you to save your documents in Office format so that won't be a problem. You should check with your professor if you have any questions.