Tech Tip: Google’s G Suite is here!

By: Ryan Johnson

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Penn State Information Technology has partnered with Google to offer a suite of applications that will help improve collaboration and productivity at no additional cost to students, faculty and staff.

G-Suite for Education includes several of Google’s most popular tools — Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Forms, Groups, Hangouts Chat, Hangouts Meet, Sites and Jamboard.  The suite may be accessed by students, faculty and staff who have a valid Penn State email address.

Note: Penn State’s License for G Suite does NOT include Gmail and Calendaring

Users may activate their Penn State G Suite account by visiting the G Suite for Education website, clicking on the “Launch” button and signing in with their Penn State email address (e.g., Step-by-step instructions to Access Your Penn State G Suite for Education Account also are available on the Knowledge Base.

A list of applications and training resources is available and allows users to browse training tutorials by app or job function. Beginner, intermediate and expert learning paths are available for each app. IT Learning and Development (ITLD) also has created a learning resource that will help you get up to speed.