A: All Hesston students, faculty and staff automatically have Google Apps accounts. To sign into your account, visit http://www.google.com and log in with your Hesston College email address and your Hesston College password. Your password is the one you created when you became an applicant at Hesston.
Your password is the one you created when you became an applicant at Hesston.
A: Hesston is using Google apps for a variety of uses. Their email app, Gmail is an app everyone will use. That is how HC faculty, staff and students communicate electronically. Students are expected to check their email regularly. Google’s calendar application is really nice and their Drive, Docs, Sites are some tools that everyone will find helpful. Here is our main Google Apps page
A: Your Hesston Google Apps account helps you connect with people at Hesston because you can use your Hesston email addresses to share documents within the Hesston community. “Autocomplete” allows you to begin typing into an address field within any App and have a list of matching Hesston contact names automatically appear. The list narrows as you type more letters. You can then select any address from this list, and the full address automatically fills the field.
Having a separate Hesston Google Apps account also allows you to keep your Hesston info and personal information separate.
A: While most Google Apps are supported in all major web browsers, Chrome is the browser created by Google so it will probably provide the best experience and increased usability.
Note: logging into Google’s browser Chrome is different than logging into Google tools. When you first sign onto a public Hesston College computer you might get this prompt, but it is to log into the browser Chrome. Generally you don’t want to do that for a variety of reasons.
Instead just log onto any of the Google tools at the bottom
A: Your choice. Being a student at Hesston gives you have free access to both. Microsoft Office is the business standard, but many find Google’s Docs (Word), Sheets (Excel), Slides (Powerpoint) adequate for them. Google also has Forms which is a nice tool to do surveys.
A: No its not. You can move files and folders between two accounts by downloading and then uploading them into your other Google account.
You can forward you HC email account to your personal email account but russ add comments
A: Google Apps accounts are powered by Google but administered by Hesston. Therefore, Hesston (not Google) owns all data stored within Hesston Google Apps accounts.
A: No but that’s a good question you should ask about all your data you put in the “cloud”/the web. Some of your Twitter comments and Facebook posts are often found by Google and other search engines who may index it and present it in their results. So think about what you do on the web.
A: Yes. But if you already have a personal Google+ profile under your personal Google account, you will now have two. There is no way to merge them together.
about Google Apps, or suggestion on what we should put on these pages, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by IT in the basement of the Administration Building.
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