Access to go.stevens.edu is provided for Stevens Staff and Faculty only
go.stevens.edu is the web address for Stevens' Google Apps for Education. If you have had a Google account in the past you will recognize many of the features that are part of go.stevens.edu. With your go.stevens.edu account you will have access to:
About This Document
The purpose of this document is to help you get started using go.stevens.edu. It is not an exhaustive help document. Google has easy to understand documentation located at http://google.com/support/a/users/?hl=en that covers nearly every aspect of Google Apps for Education. This document will link there frequently.
In order to use the services of go.stevens.edu you must be logged in. Your username is your pipeline username and your password will initially be a random password. Upon first logging in you will be prompted to change your password.
Every service of Google Apps for Education requires you to be logged in in order to use it except for the Start Page. If you attempt to use a service and you are not logged in, you will be prompted for your login information. To sign in to the Start Page, click the "Sign in" link in the upper right corner of the page. Once you have signed in to one service, you will automatically be signed in to all the others.
Google Start Page
Google's help center for the Start Page is located at http://www.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=1592&ctx=ausers&hl=en.
Google's help center for Google Calendar is located at http://www.google.com/support/calendar/?ctx=ausers&hl=en.
It is possible to sync your Google Calendar with your BlackBerry. To learn more about syncing with your BlackBerry visit http://www.google.com/mobile/blackberry/sync/index.html or contact the help desk.
When sending invites to share your Google Calendar you should send them to the recipients go.stevens.edu e-mail address (PipelineUsername@go.stevens.edu). This will allow the invites to be automatically accepted and shown on their calendar.
Exporting and Importing
Viewing your calendar
Creating and managing events
Sharing your calendar
Customizing your calendar
Your go.stevens.edu e-mail account is of the form PipelineUsername@go.stevens.edu. You can send e-mail to and from this address by using the Google Mail interface. Google Mail is a web based e-mail client similar to Nexus or Pipeline.
Currently there is no way to sync your contacts in Google Mail between Outlook or BlackBerry. The help desk can assist you in importing your contacts from Outlook but maintenance will have to be done in both locations.
Google's help center for Google Talk is located at http://www.google.com/support/talk/?ctx=ausers&hl=en. Google's help center for Google Chat is located at http://mail.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=12870.
Google Talk is an instant messaging service similar to AOL Instant Messenger or MSN Messenger. You can use it for quick communication between your contacts. With Google Chat's integration with Google Mail you can also sign into your AIM account.
Google offers 3 ways to connect to Google Talk. You can either use the Google Chat integration in Google Mail, the Google Talk Gadget, or the Google Talk Client. Both Google Chat and the Google Talk Gadget run in your browser. The Google Talk Client installs on your computer.
For the Google Talk Gadget and Google Talk client your username is your PipelineUsername@go.stevens.edu.
Google Chat within Google Mail
Google Talk Gadget
Google Talk Client
Google's help center for Google Docs is located at http://documents.google.com/support/?ctx=ausers&hl=en.
Google Docs offers web based office tools to replace traditional desktop applications. They offer online replacements for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. While the online tools are not as feature rich as their desktop alternatives, they offer increased collaboration opportunities and allow you to access and edit your documents from anywhere.
When sending invites to share your Google Docs you should send them to the recipients go.stevens.edu e-mail address (PipelineUsername@go.stevens.edu). This will allow the invites to be automatically accepted and the document to show up in their list of documents.
NOTE: Documents uploaded to Google Docs are hosted by Google. DO NOT UPLOAD SENSITIVE, EMPLOYEE, OR STUDENT INFORMATION TO GOOGLE DOCS.
Since there is a lot of help information available on Google's Help Center, please refer to the help documents for each specific Google Docs application.
Google's help center for Google Sites is located at http://www.google.com/support/sites/?ctx=ausers&hl=en.
What is Google Sites?
Google Sites is an online application that makes creating a team web site as easy as edited a document. With Google Sites, people can quickly gather a variety of information in one place -- including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text -- and easily share it for viewing or edited with a small group, their entire organization, or the world.
Google has several videos and tutorials on creating Google Sites. Please visit the Google Sites Help Center to learn more about Google Sites.