Google Apps for Education

Overview

Google Apps for Education is a package of online applications that makes communicating and collaborating at school easier and more efficient. The cornerstone of Google Apps is Gmail, Google's web-based email program, which integrates with Google Docs, for creating and sharing documents, and Google Calendar, for coordinating schedules. All of these services are hosted online, so email, documents, and calendars are always accessible from any computer.

Application What is it?
Gmail is Google's web-based email program, which provides users with over 7 gigabytes of storage, fast Google search, and powerful spam protection. Your email address will be yourElonusername@elon.edu.
Google Docs is an online application that lets you create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and drawings. Documents are automatically saved and stored online, so you never have to worry about losing an important document. Sharing a document is as easy as sending a link - no more keeping track of multiple email attachments.
Google Calendar is a fast and simple online calendar application. It lets you see your whole schedule in context - you can easily share and connect your calendar with those of your friends, classmates, and anyone else at Elon.
Google Talk is a clean, easy-to-use application for instant messaging and voice/video calls using computers. Google Talk is integrated in the Gmail interface, so you can easily switch between chatting and emailing.
Google Sites is an online application that makes creating a team website as easy as editing a document. With Google Sites, people can quickly gather a variety of information in one place including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text - and easily share it for viewing or editing with a small group, their entire organization, or the world.

Accessing my account

Students and 2010 Alumni and beyond can access their account (gmail and Google Apps) by visiting http://email.elon.edu, clicking on the appropriate link, and logging in using your Elon username and password.

Faculty and staff
Faculty and staff do not automatically have Google accounts through Elon. If you are interested in being able to utilize Google Apps, please contact the Technology Service Desk. Please note: Your email WOULD NOT migrate from Office 365.

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