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Google Core Apps

G Suite

G Suite includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Groups, and Hangouts. Fordham IT provides frequent training on G Suite.

Connect to the G Suite apps by clicking on the small, grey grid in the upper right corner in your Fordham Gmail account.

Gmail

Gmail is the official email system of Fordham University. In addition to sending email, you can text and video chat, and save important messages in folders. Access your Fordham Gmail account via gmail.fordham.edu via the Portal.

Support

Our Gmail pages provide extensive information and helpful links for using Gmail on different devices, managing spam, creating a Corporate Gmail account, and much more.

Accessibility

Google provides extensive accessibility information for using Gmail.

Drive

Formerly known as Google Docs, Google Drive stores your files and lets you access them from any computer.

Access via drive.google.com or the apps menu in your Fordham Gmail account.

  • Collaborate on docs with others in real time
  • Create and share text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms
  • Store images, PDFs and Microsoft Word and Excel files
  • Access and save files directly from Gmail

Support

Google Drive Help Center
Get Started with Google Drive
Google Drive for Education

Accessibility

No reported accessibility problems when using Google Drive. For more information see Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features.

Calendar

Keep track of important meetings and events using Google Calendar.

Access via calendar.google.com or the apps menu in your Fordham Gmail account.

  • Share your calendar with others
  • Maintain multiple calendars
  • Schedule time and location for events
  • Add notes, reminders, and attachments to events
  • Create shared calendars for groups
  • Invite others to events
  • Email updates to event participants

Support

Google Calendar Help Center
Welcome to Google Calendar

Accessibility

If you use assistive technology, it is recommended you use the calendar in the Agenda view, accessed via the Agenda button located near the top of the page, on the right. For more information see Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features.

Sites

Create and share your own webpages and websites with Google Sites. Currently, this app is only available to faculty and staff who agree to the Google Core Apps Terms of Service.

Access via sites.google.com or the apps menu in your Fordham Gmail account.

  • Customize the site's appearance
  • Insert maps, forms, and videos
  • Embed calendars and documents
  • Publish publicly or privately

Support

Google Sites Help Center
Get Started with Google Sites

Accessibility

Google Sites has some accessibility issues. For more information see Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features.

Hangouts

Use Google Hangouts to text, voice, or video chat within Gmail.

Access via the apps menu your Fordham Gmail account.

  • Instant Messaging
  • One-on-one audio and video conferencing

Support

Google Hangouts Help Center
Get Started with Google Hangouts

Accessibility

Some people who use assistive technology may need to rely on another platform for communication. For more information see Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features.

Groups

Google Groups @ Fordham is an online space where group members can hold discussions on multiple topics. For example, a group called "Careers in Business" might discuss topics such as "Internships" or "Entrepreneurship." Members post topics and reply to them. Currently, only faculty and staff can create a Group. Students may be invited to join the group. You must agree to the Terms of Service before using the app.

Access via groups.google.com or the apps menu in your Fordham Gmail account.

  • Can be public or private
  • Group owner must have a fordham.edu Gmail address; non-Fordham Gmail users may be invited to participate
  • Effective way to bypass email and conduct a conversation with multiple people

Support

Google Groups Help Center
Get Started with Google Groups

Accessibility

No reported accessibility problems when people participate in groups. Group members can receive messages via email rather than depend on the Google Group user interface. For more information see Using Google Products: How to use accessibility features.