All students and staff accounts at the University of York include access to Google Apps for Education. The University uses Google Mail for email, and Google Drive for online storage. Use the links below to find out more about the range of Google Apps available.
A look at the wide range of Google apps available through G Suite For Education and how to make the most of them. We look at the cloud model and the collaborative sharing features in Google through the use of Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Drive, and much more, and demonstrate practical examples that can be adapted for your own work.
Google Groups make it easy to communicate and collaborate with groups of people, such as project teams and departments.
A group is like a mailing list: it contains the email addresses of its members, but it also has its own address.
Using the email address for the group, you can:
Google Hangouts Meet is a video communication service available as part of our Google suite of apps. It allows multiple users to communicate via video, audio, or live-chat, and to screen-share.
The G Suite applications enable you to work collaborative on documents, slides and sheets. This introduction provides an overview of some of the Google applications on offer that you can use for group work, such as writing your final report or presentation, organising meetings and sharing your findings. Make your group projects more efficient by tapping into the functionally offered using Google apps for collaboration.
There's loads of collaborative features in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
The most obvious is that you can simultaneously edit (none of that Read Only Copy stuff you get with Office when someone else is in a file).
You can also comment on sections of a document, or suggest changes.
Furthermore, if more than one person is in a document, a chat icon appears to the right of their icons in the top right of the screen, letting you chat with anyone else who's currently there.
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