G Suite, or Google Apps for Education, provides access to Google Classroom, Google Drive (Docs, Keep and My Tracks), Google Sites and YouTube.
Other Google services, including Gmail and Google Calendar, are not accessible through your NDSU G Suite account.
Available G Suite Apps
Classroom helps instructors and students communicate, save time and stay organized.
Google Classroom should not be seen as a substitute or replacement for Blackboard. Blackboard remains the officially supported Learning Management System (LMS) at NDSU.
Retention and backup of any course materials, grades, or any other content in Google Classrooms is the responsibility of end users of G Suite. Please see Records Management for more information about records retention and management.
Google Drive – which includes apps like Docs, Drawings, Forms, Slides and Sheets – provides unlimited storage and allows you to access your files from anywhere.
Google Sites can be used to create dynamic websites with embedded documents, presentations and videos.
Each G Suite account has a YouTube channel associated with it. These channels belong to an individual and cannot have multiple managers / collaborators. Additional channels (Brand account channels) may be created if a YouTube channel with multiple managers is needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I change my NDSU G Suite password?
You use your NDSU electronic ID and passphrase to log into NDSU G Suite. Please see the NDSU Account Management page for information on changing your passphrase and managing your NDSU account.
Where can I go to get more information about how to get started with G Suite?
Google's G Suite Learning Centerprovides a library of help documents and other resources that can help you get acquainted with G Suite tools.
Does NDSU back-up my G Suite files and account?
Records retention for back-up and legal purposes is the responsibility of the end users of G Suite. Please see Records Management for more information about records retention and management.
Are there additional G Suite Apps available as part of the NDSU G Suite?
Yes. There are multiple apps available to use through the NDSU G Suite. You can see which additional apps are available by clicking the App menu in the upper right corner.
Where can I find support for the additional G Suite Apps?
The IT Help Desk is able to provide authentication support and assistance with installing the Backup and Sync client, but use of the G Suite Apps is self-supported. Google offers excellent documentation on how to use the different apps. Typically to access their documentation, open the G Suite App and find the Help symbol "?" in the app. Unfortunately the Help symbol is not located in the same place for all apps, but it is typically in the left menu or upper right corner within the app. You may also need to open a left menu within the app to find the Help symbol.
Help & Support
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the IT Help Desk.
Google Apps for Education and related services are available for:
Google Apps for Education may be used for data protected by FERPA.
Google Apps for Education are not suitable for data protected by HIPAA or for content impacted by export control restrictions.
More information about data protection: North Dakota University System Data Classification Standards. All NDSU students, faculty and staff are responsible for protecting private and restricted data, including data subject to export control regulations, FERPA, HIPAA, PCI and other pertinent state and federal laws and industry regulations. Contact the NDSU information security office if you have questions or concerns.