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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.

Logging In

In order to use the services of go.stevens.edu you must be logged in. Your username is your stevens username and your password is your pipeline 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 Calendar Training Session

You can view the pre-recorded Stevens Google Calendar training session by clicking on the web-link below:

Calendar Training Session

(After accessing the link, please enter your name in the Participant box. You do not need to use a username or password to access the Wimba archive. Also be sure to run the Set-Up Wizard to make sure your web browser is properly configured to run a Wimba session. If you have any issues viewing the Wimba archive please contact the helpdesk at 201.216.5500 or stevens.edu/helpdesk)

Since Stevens Google Calendar training is available on-line, you may view it at anytime, at your own convenience. The online version is merely a half hour long, and any follow up questions or requests can be submitted at stevens.edu/helpdesk

Google Calendar

Google's help center for Google Calendar is located at http://www.google.com/support/calendar/?ctx=ausers&hl=en.

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

Syncing your Mobile Device

Note: the full Google Account email address is "username@go.stevens.edu". The Google Account password will be assigned to you by the Helpdesk. (This password is just for the initial setup of the syncing between the mobile device and Google. You will still be using your regular Pipeline password to sign into www.stevens.edu/go from any computer.) To attain this password contact the Helpdesk at 201.216.5500 or stevens.edu/helpdesk

Viewing your calendar

Creating and managing events

Sharing your calendar

Notifications

Customizing your calendar

Google Mail

Google's help center for Google Mail is located at http://mail.google.com/support/?ctx=ausers&hl=en.

Your go.stevens.edu e-mail account is of the form StevensUsername@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.

Writing messages

Reading messages

Contacts

Google Talk

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 StevensUsername@go.stevens.edu.

Google Chat within Google Mail

Google Talk Gadget

Google Talk Client

Google Docs

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 (StevensUsername@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 Sites

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.[1]

Google has several videos and tutorials on creating Google Sites. Please visit the Google Sites Help Center to learn more about Google Sites.


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