Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Invite others to collaborate in real-time. You can store them in Drive; you can store them in Box; you can print them out and store them in your sock drawer. It’s up to you.
The University of Chicago makes Google Apps for Education available for faculty, staff, and students of the University, and includes includes the following services:
- Google Docs for online document creation and collaboration, including spreadsheets and presentations
- Google Drive, for file storage in the cloud
- Gmail, for email
- Google Calendar, for event scheduling and coordination
- Google Sites, for simplified website creation
The use of Google Apps within the University allows for easy collaboration using CNetID for login in an environment specific to the University. UChicago Google Apps provides 25 Gigabytes of storage for email, and unlimited storage for documents. For more information, see the Google Apps entry in the ITS services catalog.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I forward my @UChicago email address to Gmail?
All UChicago users will be given the option to forward their @uchicago.edu email adress when they first claim the CNetID. If you don’t have a CNetID and need one, check out https://cnet.uchicago.edu. If you have a CNetID and want to add or change your email forwarding, visit our email forwarding page.
Can I use Google Hangouts with UChicago Google Apps?
Unfortunately the UChicago Google Apps agreement does not include Google Hangouts.
What information can I store on Google Drive?
Data privacy is very important to UChicago, and that includes information stored on cloud services such as Drive. IT Services, in collaboration with our campus partners, has created a Data Usage Guide to help the campus community better understand what data is approprate to store where. If you have questions or concerns about storing data in the cloud, take a look at Data Usage Guide for more information.