The Google Workspace for Education is a collection of several applications that can be leveraged for teaching and learning purposes. The collaborative nature of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive make them an invaluable tool for all courses regardless of modality, but can be especially useful for facilitating teamwork online.
Ramapo College has enabled a range of Google Applications for all faculty and students (with a ramapo.edu email account). In order to access these services and applications, log into any Google application with your Google username and password (ex. “NetID@ramapo.edu” and password), then click on the Google Waffle (see red arrow at right for Waffle location). From there, select the desired application.
Google Workspace Apps for Mobile devices:
Google Drive is a cloud storage platform. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Sites, and My Maps naturally live within the Google Drive environment. Files and folders can be shared for easy collaboration with peers and students, and also used as a repository for larger file types when Canvas-based storage is not an option
Important: You can share your Drive (documents or folders) with anyone with an @ramapo.edu email address. You cannot share your Drive or any documents or folders stored on your drive outside of the Ramapo domain.
Google Drive Log In Google Drive Support
Google Docs (similar to Microsoft Word) are collaborative documents. Work together with colleagues on any kind of document, then share it out with others. You can also use Google Docs as a way to have students collaborate together, using a Google Doc to stage their ideas and combine efforts. You can only share Google Docs with an @ramapo.edu email address.
Review Google’s Accessibility for Docs editors. The Google Docs editors are designed to work with screen readers, braille devices, screen magnification, and more.
Google Sheets (similar to Microsoft Excel) are collaborative spreadsheets that can be used for sharing and manipulating data sets. You can only share Google Sheets with an @ramapo.edu email address.
Google Slides (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint) are collaborative slideshows that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating a class-wide presentation or a presentation amongst smaller groups. You can only share Google Slides with an @ramapo.edu email address.
Google Forms are surveys that can be used for a number of purposes, such as the collection of anonymous feedback throughout a course or submission of requests for one-on-one consultations. You can only share Google Forms with an @ramapo.edu email address.
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