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Google Docs for students and faculty
Greetings! Our campus has had good success using Gmail for our students and alumni, and now we're looking at looking at rolling out Google Docs for students. One of the issues we're considering is how to handle faculty access once we roll this out. 1. What are best practices for incorporating faculty access to the students' Google Docs instance to maximize collaboration? Google recommends that we provision students and faculty on the same domain, to make sharing documents within the domain more seamless, can anyone confirm this? Pros/cons of this approach? 2. I realize that faculty would have to have a Google account to use Google Docs, but does this mean faculty would be required to have a Gmail account on the same domain? We want our faculty to continue to use Exchange for their primary email, and want to avoid email communication confusion. Is the best solution for this to set up email forwarding on all the faculty Google accounts to point to their Exchange email, or is there a better way? What are best practices for continuing to use Exchange email while enabling faculty access to Google Docs? 3. Are there any other issues (aside from accessibility) to consider when rolling out Google Docs to students or faculty? Thanks Peter ___________________________ Peter Mosinskis Director of IT Strategy Division of Technology & Communication (T&C) California State University Channel Islands (CI) One University Drive Camarillo CA 93012 USA tel 805-437-8587 http://www.csuci.edu PLEASE SUBMIT ALL NEW WORK REQUESTS TO THE T&C HELP DESK: call 805-437-8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.