Google Apps

Through a partnership with Google, University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff can access a suite of Google-powered applications including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, and Sites.

Gmail

Your @umn.edu email is hosted at Google and can be accessed via mail.umn.edu.
  • A label helps organizing messages into categories. To create a new label, click more > create new label.
  • Filters are automatically apply to all incoming mail, e.g. move all mail from John Doe to a label called “Doe.” To create a filter, click settings > filters > create a new filter. 
See also: it.umn.edu/services/all/messaging-calendaring/email/using-gmail

Google Calendar

You can keep track of your social, academic and work commitments using Google calendar.
  • To create an event, click on the calendar > edit event > add guests and rooms > save.
  • To share your calendar, click on settings > calendars > shared: edit settings.
See also: it.umn.edu/services/all/messaging-calendaring/calendaring/using-google-calendar

Google Drive

With Google Drive, you can create and share word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentation online, and collaborate with others on projects.
  • To create a document, click create > select the type of document. 
  • To upload a document, click the upload icon (next to create) > select files or folder > browse. A document can be uploaded as a Microsoft Office document or converted to a Google document for online collaboration. You can modify your default conversion settings.
  • To share a document or folder, right click on the document > share > enter email addresses.
See also: it.umn.edu/services/all/collaboration-web-content/document-collaboration/google-drive 

Google Sites

An easy way to create a secure website for projects, classes, events, or organizations.