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Google Workspace

Google Workspace at Fordham includes Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sites, Groups, and Chat/Meet. Fordham IT provides frequent training on Google Workspace. Connect to the workspace apps by clicking on the small, grey grid in the upper right corner in your Fordham Gmail account.

Use of any other Google Workspace apps with your Fordham account is governed by the Extensions and Application Auxiliary Services policy.

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.

 

Drive

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

 

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

 

Sites

Create and share your own webpages and websites with Google Sites. 

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

 

Google Chat/Meet

Google Chat (previously called Hangouts Chat)

Includes direct messaging, group chat, and advanced features, such as threaded conversations, chat bots, and powerful search.

 

Google Meet (previously called Hangouts Meet)

Includes high-fidelity group video calls, screensharing, and live captioning. Depending on which edition of Google Workspace you have, Meet might also include advanced features, such as up to 250 participants per meeting, meeting recordings, and in-domain live streaming.

 

Support

Google Hangouts Help Center
 

 

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

Google's resources to help you get started with G Suite using assistive technology.  

Google Assignment Tool  

Google Assignment integrates with your Blackboard courses. Use it to make Google Docs and Drive compatible with Blackboard and manage assignments with G Suite tools. To use, navigate to a content area within your Blackboard course and under tools select the "Google Course Kit Assignment Tool."

Google Updates

Dec 4, 2020 - Google Cloud Search 

Google Cloud Search is an AI-powered assistant that helps users quickly find relevant information across all associated Google apps, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, and others. To learn more https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9305673

Get Cloud Search: Web (cloudsearch.google.com)


November 16, 2020 - Changes to Google Chat rooms

Google announced that starting November 16, 2020, they will be introducing “unthreaded” rooms as the new default room type in Google Chat. Currently, messages in rooms are grouped into conversations, also known as “threads.” Any existing threaded Chat rooms will not change.

When you create a new room, conversations will not use threads unless you turn on threading by checking the “Use threaded replies” box in the “Create a room” dialog box.

Note: You cannot change whether a room is threaded or unthreaded after it has been created.