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Helpful Links and Tutorials

ODU Faculty and Staff guides and Information

Documentation on how do Faculty and Staff log into Google

Other known issues for Faculty Staff Google Apps

  • Faculty & staff do not have access to the Gmail features of Google Apps due to security & policy restrictions; ITS cannot enable mail for any Faculty or Staff accounts in Google.� Faculty & staff do not have access to the Gmail features of Google Apps due to security & policy restrictions; ITS cannot enable mail for any Faculty or Staff accounts in Google.

  • Groups created within Google Groups are not mail routable, because our systems have no way of automatically knowing what groups you create.  Emails sent to groups that you create will bounce. 

  • Because Gmail is disabled for faculty and staff, you cannot use your @odu.edu account to log onto Chromium OS computers such as the Google Chromebook, or the Google Chromebox.

  • We recommend that you do not use Google Voice with your @odu.edu account, because Google does not offer support to that feature for Google apps users.  If you choose to still use this service, keep in mind that we will not be able to provide support for it.

  • EMAIL & Calendaring Services for Faculty and Staff:  Do not attempt to sync Google calendar with your @odu.edu account; this will create synchronization problems because your Exchange account and calendar utilize your @odu.edu account for those resources.

  • If you have both a faculty / staff AND student role when you log in via Shibboleth, you will be provided the option to select which account to log in with.  Once you have selected one account of the other, you must log out/sign out of the applications you are using with that account before you can log in using the other.

HELPFUL WEB LINKS AND TUTORIALS FOR GOOGLE APPS:

Google Apps End User Help Center:
http://google.com/support/a/users/?hl=en
http://www.google.com/support/a/users

GoogleApps Help Desk:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=22650
http://www.google.com/support/a/users/

GoogleBlog:
http://google.blogspace.com/

GoogleStudent Blog:
http://googleforstudents.blogspot.com/

GoogleGadgets:
http://www.google.com/ig/directory

GoogleDrive:
http://support.google.com/drive

GoogleCalendar:
http://www.google.com/googlecalendar/overview.html

GoogleTalk
http://www.google.com/support/talk/?ctx=ausers&hl=en

GoogleTalk Client
https://www.google.com/talk/index.html

Google Groups Help Page:
http://groups.google.com/support/?hl=en


TRAINING PRESENTATIONS (VIDEO AND SLIDESHOWS):

Google Apps Quick Tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s
http://www.google.com/a

Email:
http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews_breeze/Mail/index.html

GoogleCalendar:
http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews_breeze/Calendar/index.html

GoogleTalk:
http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews_breeze/Chat/index.html

CreatingStart Page:
http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews_breeze/StartPage/index.html