Google Docs, Drive, Sites, Sheets, and more—many of your favorite Google apps will soon be available through a new agreement that gives IU faculty, staff, and students access to Google Apps for Education.
Only non-sensitive data should be used with Google at IU, allowing you to get the most out of your apps while staying in compliance with IU’s security policies.
Bonus: Google at IU’s tools will be a new way to replace your Oncourse project sites when Oncourse retires in August 2016.
What does this mean for you?
Accounts for Google at IU will be created for everyone using your IU credentials and become available after the end of the spring 2016 semester. Most of us will be able to get started with Google Apps for Education from day one.
There are a few special situations:
If you’ve signed up for a personal Google account using your IU email address (for example, @iu.edu or @iupui.edu):
- You will be able to move your information to Google at IU and continue to have a personal Google account.
- Google will allow you to maintain both accounts until you are ready to migrate and create a new name for your personal Google account. Once renamed, the personal account will no longer be associated with the IU domain.
- For more details on how to transition your personal Google account to Google at IU, visit: https://kb.iu.edu/d/aerv.
If you’ve added an IU alias to your personal Google account (i.e., you log into your personal Google account either with your Gmail account or your IU email address):
- The alias usernames will no longer exist and you should continue to log in to your personal Google account with your Gmail username.
For more details on how to transition your personal Google account to Google at IU, visit: https://kb.iu.edu/d/aerv.