In short, what is G Suite for Education?
G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education / GAFE) is a free cloud-based service that allows students and teachers to communicate, collaborate, and store information in a secure cloud environment.
Do other schools use G Suite for Education?
G Suite for Education is used by millions of students across the world at K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. 66 of the Top 100 colleges in the nation are utilizing G Suite for Education (according to US News & World Report), as are many school districts in our area.
How much does G Suite for Education cost?
G Suite for Education is completely free for schools and their students.
How is a NYM UFSD G Suite for Education account different from a personal Google account?
Only Google apps and services that are applicable to an educational setting are available in our NYM UFSD G Suite for Education domain. Additionally, logging in to the NYM UFSD G Suite for Education domain is done through a separate login page other than the login page utilized for personal accounts.
How does G Suite for Education help students collaborate?
G Suite for Education facilitates collaboration in several ways. One key feature is the ability for multiple students to compose and edit a single document at the same time, without having to physically be in the same place. This level of collaboration is not possible with traditional document creation tools, even when in the same classroom.
Can I email my child at his or her NYM UFSD G Suite for Education account email address?
No. NYM UFSD G Suite for Education student email addresses are only able to send and receive email to and from other NYM UFSD G Suite for Education email addresses or other approved educational services. Any changes to this policy will be communicated to parents in advance.
Can my child send email to family members or friends who do not have a NYM UFSD G Suite for Education email address?
No. NYM UFSD G Suite for Education student email addresses are only able to
send and receive email to and from other NYM UFSD G Suite for Education email
addresses or other approved educational services. Any changes to this policy
will be communicated to parents in advance.
NYM UFSD is not able to offer after-hours support for G Suite for Education
accounts. Student should report any problems to a teacher upon returning to
Your child’s use of G Suite for Education is governed by the Acceptable Use Policy, Internet Use Policy, and Code of Conduct.
Will my child be able to access their G Suite for Education account outside of school?
Yes, from any Internet-connected Windows or Mac computer, Chromebook, iPad or Android tablet, or any other with a supported web browser and access to the Internet.
What if my child already has a personal Gmail account? Can he or she use this account instead of the NYM UFSD G Suite for Education account?
No. Students must utilize their assigned NYM UFSD G Suite for Education accounts to take advantage of our G Suite for Education domain.
Can parents receive a free NYM UFSD G Suite for Education account and email address?
No, NYM UFSD is not able to offer G Suite for Education accounts to parents.
You may create a free personal Google account by visiting https://accounts.google.com/SignUp.
If they choose to do so, students may access their NYM UFSD G Suite for
Education accounts from their smartphones. Please note that this will
constitute data usage on their smartphone plan; connecting to Wi-Fi when
available will avoid excess data usage. NYM UFSD is not liable for data charges
or fees resulting from G Suite for Education use on personal smartphones or
No. G Suite for Education works on any Internet-enabled device with a compatible web browser, including Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, and smartphones.
I do not have Internet at home. What resources are available to my child?
The NYM UFSD G Suite for Education domain can only be accessed using an
Internet connection. Wireless Internet access is provided at NYM UFSD. Access
after school may be available in media centers during scheduled hours. Public
libraries also offer free Internet access in their buildings and may be helpful
for weekend or evening access.
Will students see advertisements when they use G Suite for Education?
No - as long as students are logged into their NYM UFSD G Suite for Education account, they will not see advertisements.
Will email filtering (inappropriate words, etc.) work when my child is sending and receiving emails from home?
Yes. All email is filtered
regardless of where the student accesses the account. All email coming to and
leaving from the NYM UFSD G Suite for Education domain is filtered to ensure
the appropriateness of all text and material.
No. In the NYM UFSD G Suite for Education domain, the District maintains ownership of all content produced and stored in G Suite for Education.
Does Google share the information in G Suite for Education?
No. Google does not share any data or user information in G Suite for Education with any other party. Google complies with FERPA (Federal Education Regulation and Privacy Act) regulations.
Is there a risk that the email my child receives at home on their NYM UFSD G Suite for Education email account could contain a virus that could infect our home computer?
Student email from our G Suite for Education domain is filtered and comes only from other NYM UFSD G Suite for Education accounts and approved educational domains, reducing this risk of messages with viruses or malware. Email filters are not infallible - there is risk inherent with any email system, that viruses and other malware could infect a computer. It is best practice to ensure that you have a reputable free or paid antivirus/antimalware program on your PC, such as Microsoft’s Security Essentials (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download). NYM UFSD is not liable any damages resulting from messages received in G Suite for Education.