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What is Google G Suite for Education?

What is Google G Suite for Education?
August 22
12:42 2018

What exactly is Google G Suite for Education?

G Suite for Education is a comprehensive hosted suite of free cloud-driven services that provide productivity tools for teaching and learning. A few of the highlights with Google G Suite for Education include:

  • Institution-wide email – Most are familiar with Google “G-Mail”. The G Suite for Education services feature powerful feature-rich email connectivity for faculty, staff, and students that is built on top of Google G Mail services.
  • Shared calendars – G Suite for Education includes shared calendars that allow collaboration between faculty, staff, and students.
  • Google Classroom – G Suite for Education Google Classroom makes it easy for learners and instructors alike to connect whether inside or outside of schools. Teachers can create assignments, send announcements, and instantly start class discussions. Students can share resources and interact real-time.
  • Google Docs: spreadsheets, presentations, and forms
  • Unlimited cloud storage
  • Granular control for G Suite administrators – 24/7 support, eDiscovery tools, audit reports, security and administration controls, etc.

An additional offering from Google that is coming soon is G Suite Enterprise for Education that contains all the features of G Suite for Education, plus additional enterprise-grade capabilities that are especially suited for very large institutions.

Google G Suite for Education is a powerful ecosystem for instruction and learning that provides not only tools for educators and students but also for IT administrators tasked with delivering the requirements demanded by today’s education environments.

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