Google Apps at Goshen College
Join the fun and go Google!
Google Apps are a suite of online tools, powered by Google, that can be used for working together on documents in real time. All enrolled Goshen College students and all faculty and staff have Google Apps accounts. Visit http://google.goshen.edu and use your Goshen College username and password to log into your account.
Google Apps gives you a suite of tools that allows you to create different kinds of documents, work on them simultaneously with other people, and access them from anywhere that you have a computer and an Internet connection. Google Apps does not replace Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) on campus, but will serve as a complementary tool set for document collaboration. Click here to see an overview of Google Apps.
Why Google Apps?
Goshen has been a long-time Zimbra customer for email and calendar services. That won’t be changing in the near term because many campus business processes rely on it. So why adopt Google Apps for Education? The one word answer is pedagogy. Technology has been applied pedagogically for millennia but it’s most effective when it’s standardized and supported. So, just as we standardized on the iPad to facilitate using mobile technology pedagogically, standardizing on Google apps makes it easier to use Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google+, Google Sites, YouTube for Schools, and other Google tools in the GC curriculum. More specifically, Google Drive integrates well with our Moodle learning management system and simplifies iPad file uploads to Moodle; Google Docs has best of breed collaborative tools in the industry; YouTube for Schools offers one of the best and simplest workflows for posting and sharing video assignments, and a growing higher education content library. The potential applications are almost unlimited.
We’re always working to make your Goshen College educational experience compelling, forward-thinking, and challenging. Adopting Google Apps is just another advance, equipping you for the workplace of tomorrow.