IU students, faculty, and staff have access to yet another online collaboration tool. It’s Google at IU! You might wonder why you should use Google at IU instead of Box.iu for collaboration and storage. Frankly, it’s a matter of personal preference. You’ll find that both services have their pros and cons, so I suggest experimenting to see what works for you.
Understanding your Google at IU account
If you have a personal Google account things can get a little bit confusing once you set up your Google at IU account. First, make sure that your personal Google account and your Google at IU account are separate. Any institutional data you have should be stored in the IU account and not your personal account. Read about institutional data in this IU Knowledge Base (KB) document, and get tips on managing the separate accounts from this KB doc.
To access Google at IU, log in to google.iu.edu and authenticate with your IU username and passphrase. You can also log directly into Google from your browser or mobile app with your firstname.lastname@example.org email address. From there, you’ll be directed to the CAS login page. Note that this address is different from your @iub, @iupui, @iuk, etc. email.
Now that you’re logged in, let’s talk about the apps you can use. Read the rest of “Google at IU” »