G Suite - Getting Started
If you have signed the google permission form you probably already have a
Google Apps for Education "G Suite" account ready to go.
Your account is available to you as long as you are a student at SD63.
(don't worry they give you time to move your files when you graduate)
LOG-in for your FIRST TIME
Open the CHROME BROWSER
(if you do not see it on your launch panel on the school computers ... use the search tool at the very top and then open it)
select Gmail app or link
this will bring up a log-in screen
to log into your account.
your student number with the following is your log-in
This willl redirect you to a Portal where you will enter just your student number & password again
(same as your school computer log-in)
(Please note you need to do your initial sign-in with Gmail app or you will get an error)
This info is your private info. School district does not access your files (unless of course you share them with someone)
Why should you use it?
- you can share a document or any file with your teacher without ever printing it out
- It has unlimited storage for your files and pictures. (great editing in google photos)
- gives you access to use google docs, google sheets and google slides and much more for free
- Has a read and write app to screen read for you (search google apps for this)
we will be adding more instructions on how to use read & write
Install Apps and Add-Ons for free in the Google Apps Store
easiest way is once you are logged in - just search app store.
Some good ones:
Instead of Wikipedia.... try Wikiwand
(can even download simple english in the language options to remove all the unnecessary info)
Tab Resize (allows you split your screen with tabs)
What is the difference between an App and a Add-on
An App is used through the Chrome Browser
An Add-on is used within a program like docs or sheets (to access add-ons you click on Menu Add -Ons and choose Get Add -ONs