Ramapo provides access to Google Workspace for Education, allowing you to login with your Ramapo user name and password. In addition to Gmail, there are a variety of Google Workspace Apps. Many are built around collaboration and communication, and can be used in the classroom or the office. Sharing and collaboration is limited to those with Ramapo Gmail accounts (faculty, staff, students). There is no software to install on your computer. To navigate to the apps available in Google Workspace, click on the app switcher tile icon, indicated by the red arrow. You may need to scroll down to see all the apps. You can drag and drop the app icons to rearrange the order of the ones you use most at the top. The following apps are currently available:
Access your Ramapo email account though the gmail, available to students, faculty and staff. Gmail includes spam protection and powerful search, among other features. Access your contacts (including the Ramapo directory), calendar tasks, and chat. Download the free app for your smartphone or tablet.
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms
Google provides is a suite of web-based tools, similar to Microsoft Office, which includes:
- Docs (text documents)
- Sheets (spreadsheets)
- Slides (presentations)
- Forms (web forms)
You can upload and convert existing documents for editing, or create new documents. You can easily view, edit and share documents with others. These are ideal for collaborating with colleagues (e.g. units, schools, committees), or for collaborative projects within your courses, as well as other uses. Multiple people can work at the same time on the same document, eliminating multiple versions of files. Try forms for a simple assessment, quiz or web form. Google Docs now supports voice dictation. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites are stored on your Google Drive. Go to “Drive” > “New” > to get started, or access from the app switcher tile icon next to the Ramapo logo.
Note on sharing: You can share these Google documents with anyone with an @ramapo.edu email address, e.g. Ramapo faculty, staff, students and retirees. You cannot share these documents outside of the Ramapo domain.
Download the free apps for your smartphone or tablet.
Google Docs Help
Google Docs Tutorials
Google Sheets Tutorials
Google Slides Tutorials
Google Forms Tutorials
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Sites, and My Maps are automatically saved on your Google Drive. Google Drive also allows you to store other files to your drive, so you can access them from any device. Upload and store over 30 different file types including PDF, Word, Excel, Photoshop and more. You can easily share individual files, or entire folders.
Note on sharing: You can share your Drive (documents or folders) with anyone with an @ramapo.edu email address, e.g. Ramapo faculty, staff, students and retirees. You cannot share your Drive or any documents or folders stored on your drive outside of the Ramapo domain.
Download the free app for your smartphone or tablet.
Google Drive Help
Google Drive Tutorials
Jamboard is a digital interactive whiteboard developed by Google to work with Google Workspace that lets you collaborate in real time.
Google Jamboard Tutorials
Google sites is a type of website called a wiki. Google sites allows you to create your own Website without requiring any knowledge of HTML or FTP. A simple edit and save button makes adding content easy. Google sites can be used individually or collaboratively to develop and edit sites with ease. You can insert text, pictures, and videos and customize your site. Sites can be used for class projects. Google Sites can be made viewable only to the Ramapo community, or only to people you specify (cannot be made public).
Google Sites Help
Google Sites Tutorials
Google My Maps
My Maps allows you to create and share your own maps, by adding points with descriptive text, and images. Multiple layers of points can be added to maps. Maps can be created by instructors, or consider assigning student map projects. Go to “Drive” > “New” > “More” > “My Maps” to get create or view your maps.
Google Maps Help
Google calendar is a web-based calendar to manage your events and tasks. Calendars and notifications can by synced with mobile devices or e-mail clients. Calendars can be private, public, shared with the Ramapo community, or shared only select individuals for collaboration. Download the free app for your smartphone or tablet.
Google Calendar Help