Faculty can now utilize Google Apps for Education to share course materials, communicate, and collaborate with students.
A Google Group will be created using the class roster. Students who are enrolled in the course will be given access to Google Apps with their @ucsd.edu account, making it easier for instructors to share course materials and collaborate with the class in Google.
Before requesting a Google Group, instructors must have an @ucsd.edu Google account through their department. For information about faculty and staff accounts, see blink.ucsd.edu/go/google.
Note: Before requesting a Google Group, contact your department IT to set up your @ucsd.edu Google account.
Email email@example.com with the following information:
• TA names and their @ucsd.edu email addresses
Once logged in, use the toolbar at the top to navigate across the apps.
Instructors can send an email to the group via Google Apps, but will need to check their regular UCSD email inbox for responses. Email that is sent to the Google Group will be sent directly to the student's email account, which may or may not be a Gmail account. See Google Apps for Students for more information.
Instructors can schedule due dates and events in the Google Calendar and send an invitation to the Google Group. The calendar invitation will be sent directly to the student's email account, which may or may not be a Gmail account. See Google Apps for Students for more information. Students can then add the calendar reminder to their own calendars or check the calendar in Google Apps.
With Google Drive, instructors can upload files from their computer or create new files using Google's built-in editing tools (see Collaborating with Your Class below). Storage space is unlimited.
Google Apps for Education includes the following editing tools. To begin creating files directly within Google, go to your Google Drive and choose the corresponding file type.
|Tool||Description||Getting Started Help
|Google Docs||Text Documents||http://learn.googleapps.com/products/docs/get-started/||Syllabus, Notes, Study Guides|
|Google Sheets||Spreadsheets||http://learn.googleapps.com/products/sheets/get-started/||Group Sign-Up Sheets, Data Sets|
|Google Slides||Presentations||http://learn.googleapps.com/products/slides/get-started/||Lecture Slides, Group Presentations Slides|
|Google Forms||Surveys||http://learn.googleapps.com/products/forms/get-started/||Polls, Pop Quizzes, Feedback Surveys|
|Google Drawings||Shapes, Charts, Diagrams||http://learn.googleapps.com/products/forms/get-started/||Charts, Maps, Problem Solving|
Hangouts is Google's live chat tool. With Google Hangouts, faculty can hold meetings, review sessions, virtual office hours, or answer questions via messages or video calls (up to 15 people).
Each user has unlimited storage for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. The maximum file size for a single upload is 5TB.
Google docs can be shared with individuals or with a group. Editing privileges allow students to edit and collaborate on the same document simultaneously, or choose view only.
Edit content. Type anywhere in the document to add edits.
Give feedback. Click the inster comment icon , type feedback, and click Comment.
Suggest edits. Make suggestions without changing the document (Docs only). Click Editing, choose Suggesting, and type suggestions anywhere in the document.
View document. Read only.
An activity log can be found in Google Drive, tracking who made edits and when. Click on a document name in your Google Drive to see who made the latest edits.
A group chat message can hold up to 150 users.
A video chat can hold up to 15 users.
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