Overview

Carnegie has an educational account with Google, granting users access to apps in Google's G Suite Catalog. The G Suite apps facilitate communication, collaboration, storage, conferencing, and web hosting at DPB/DGE. 


Communication

  • Gmail is the main communication tool utilized from the G Suite apps. Designated Active Directory members have an associated email with their active directory account. 
  • Google Groups is a simple way to make a mailing list between members as a way to communicate and collaborate with a certain group of people. Best used for non-administrative purposes. New groups are available via request.
  • Hangouts is  commonly used for quick messaging, topics that don't necessarily need to engage a full email thread, with colleagues, coworkers, and collaborators. Hangouts can also be used to host online conference meetings with other Google users. 

Collaboration

  • Docs, Sheets, and Slides are great resources for simultaneous online collaboration for documents. A great alternative for Microsoft Suite Apps. 
  • Forms allows users to conduct their own surveys, sign-up sheets, and other collaborative feedback purposes. A sound alternative for services and sites such as SurveyMonkey.
  • Google Drive not only allows unlimited cloud storage, but also sharing of files, images, videos, and documents with other members of the Carnegie community. 
  • Google Calendar allows meeting scheduling, book rooms at the DPB/DGE campus, and integrated Hangouts conferencing. 

Website Hosting

  • Google Sites is a free web-hosting service provided by Google, complete with a simple and straightforward user-interface. 

 

Features & Specs

  • Integrated with the "Sign in with Google" login option
  • Unlimited Gmail and Google Drive Storage
  • Email, instant messaging, and email lists
  • Create, edit, and share documents using G Suite Apps