Education Edition - Common Questions
Here is a list of commonly asked questions about Google Apps Education Edition. For additional information,please go to theGoogle Apps Education Edition website.
1) What is Google Apps Education Edition?
Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, and chat through Google AppsEducation Edition, our integrated communication and collaboration solution. Our offer includes Gmail, GoogleCalendar, Google Talk, Google Sites, and Google Docs and Google Video, all using your own school's domain.Google Apps Education Edition includes:
Email storage and search tools that help your students find information fast and instant messagingfrom right inside their accounts.
Students can organize their schedules and share events and calendars with others.
Students can call or send instant messages to their contacts for free anytime, anywhere inthe world.
Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with your teamor with your whole school. You can publish final documents to the entire world, too.
Work together to keep related documents, web content and other information in one place,on one site.
Google Video for education:
A video hosting and sharing solution that enables schools and other organizations to use video as an effective medium for internal communication and collaboration.
2) Why Google Apps?
Here are theTop 10 reasons for using Google Apps.
3) What other schools are using Google Apps for Education?
To see a list of some of the schools using Google Apps, please navigate tothis page.
4) How much is Google Apps for Education?
Google Apps for Education is free. We plan to keep the core offering of Google Apps Education Edition free. Thisincludes user accounts for incoming students in the future. As you may know, Google was founded by a researchproject at Stanford University, and this is just one way we can give back to the educational community.To see the available features included in Google Apps Education Edition please navigatehere.For more information, you can review our Terms of Service.If you would like to purchase Google Message Security and Compliance for filtering or archiving purposes, this willhave a per user fee depending on the services you choose. Each package is listedhere.
5) Will there be advertisements with Google Apps?
There are no advertisements used with the Google Apps Education Edition.If you have an account for only alumni at your schools, you are required to enable advertisements.Gmail also offers web clips at the top of your inbox which show you news headlines, blog posts, RSS and Atomfeeds, and relevant sponsored links. Each clip displays the source from which it was received, how long ago theclip was published, and a link to access the entire story or page containing the clip. You may want to createcustom RSS feeds for your University.If you have an Education domain and choose to Hide all advertisements for this domain in your domain's GoogleApps control panel, then sponsored links will also no longer be shown as webclips. Your users will still be able tocustomize their webclips for news headlines, blog posts, RSS feeds, and Atom feeds.
6) How much storage do users get with Google Apps Education Edition?
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