Google Tools (G Suite)

G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) is a suite of collaborative applications for use by UOIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Collaborative applications in G Suite include:

  • Calendar: Integrated with Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications.
  • Docs: Collaborative documents with editing and styling features that are similar to Microsoft Word
  • Drive: Storage, file management, and collaborative permissions
  • Forms: Data collection, surveys, and quizzes
  • Email: uoit.net email with tools for tracking conversations, contacts, and tasks
  • Hangouts: Video conferencing, voice, and chat
  • Sheets: Collaborative spreadsheets that allow you to visualize and analyze data in ways similar to Microsoft Excel
  • Sites: Create and publish your own websites
  • Slides: Collaborative presentation slides with real-time Q&A with editing and styling features that are similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

Getting Started

You can login to G Suite through Blackboard or mail.uoit.net. If you do not have an account, a link to the request form in addition to other G Suite information is available from IT Services.

The G Suite login link is located in the top right section of the Blackboard interface.

Examples

  • Use Google Hangouts for virtual office hours
  • Share files with students and allow them to make edits
  • Produce collaborative works with colleagues and students
  • Use live Q&A in Google Slides to poll the class about a topic
  • Create quizzes and surveys with Google Forms (results from Google Form submissions can be sent to a Google Sheet, then downloaded and imported to Blackboard)

Help and Support

If you’d like one-on-one support using G Suite, contact the Teaching and Learning Centre. There are also faculty development workshops available.

For technical support, including login and password issues, contact the IT Service Desk.

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