Google Apps facilitates collaboration and communication between faculty and students, staff and students, and students and students.
Pedagogical Uses and Examples
- Mail: Create mailing lists for classes and use the chat feature to interact outside of class
- Calendar: Arrange office hours and advising appointments using the Appointment Slots feature
- Documents: Collaborate on written work or share feedback, including peer reviews
- Presentations: Create slide-based presentations individually or in a group
- Spreadsheets: Make collaborative spreadsheets and charts for research
- Forms: Create student surveys and quizzes along with surveys for research
- Sites: Design and create websites individually or in a group
- Blogger: Collaborate in writing and publishing a group blog or other social web content
- Google+ or Groups: Participate in private discussion groups for class
- Voice or Talk: Communicate via webcam or text
- Picasa: Organize and share photo content online
- Bookmarks/Reader: Share bookmarks and readings fed from frequently updates sources, such as online newspapers or blogs
The last five features listed above can be found in the Google Apps menu by clicking More -> Even more. Others include Google Books and Google Earth/SketchUp. We invite everyone to explore the options available.
Instructions and other materials on how to use features within Google Apps can be accessed in the IT KnowledgeBase. Faculty and staff can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and students email@example.com for assistance in learning and using Google Apps. Please check our FITS events calendar for upcoming workshops.