UIS has joined Google Apps for Education in an effort to provide the campus with a streamlined way of taking advantage of the many apps available by Google. Working online and in collaboration with others has never been easier! Using your NetID and password, users can access Google Drive and Docs, Calendar, Sites, Talk, and more.
There are many reasons why Google Apps for Education is a great addition to the many resources provided to the UIS campus community. Innovation and collaboration top the list. Our students need to be prepared for the newest technology in the workplace, and Google is often at the forefront of emerging technologies. In addition, the ability to collaborate globally is a valued skillset in many disciplines.
Can I use UIS’ Google Apps for Education?
All UIS faculty, staff, and students can use Google Apps.
Should I use UIS’ Google Apps for Education?
The use of Google Apps for storing or sharing highly restricted data is forbidden. This class of data includes information that has legal requirements or financial penalties concerning its disclosure, such as:
- Social security numbers
- Export controlled data
- HIPAA, health information, or data covered under the Data Protection Act
- Credit card numbers or account information
Where can I go for support?
There is a wealth of information on how to use Google Apps, including step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. Support is also available from the Technology Support Center at email@example.com.