Some types of organizations can use G Suite for free. This includes the free use of the G Suite for Education program by educational institutions.
What is G Suite for Education G Suite Education?
G Suite for Education lets you use all of G Suite’s standard applications, as well as some specialized educational tools.
The standard plan is completely free.
You can get a standard productivity package, which includes
- Google Docs. Collaboration Document ation tool, which is a simplified Microsoft Word with better collaboration capabilities.
- Google Sheets. Spreadsheets: Multiple spreadsheets that users can work at the same time. It’s not as powerful as Excel, but it’s more user-friendly.
- Google Slides: Is a collaborative demo software. Presentation software, collaborative.
- Google Forms. Create forms, share, and automatically record results in Google Sheets.
- All of these tools are widely used in both commercial and non-profit fields. They are also browser-based and can be used on any phone, tablet, laptop or computer.
Email, calendar, and video calls
One of the other standard parts of G Suite is to provide email addresses and Gmail access to everyone in the enterprise. Managing these email accounts is also super easy through G Suite’s management interface. You don’t have to worry about it for e-mail.
Everyone also gets a Google Calendar that makes it easy to coordinate schedules and meetings.
On top of all this is Hangouts, a video calling tool. Although it doesn’t perform as well as other tools such as Zoom, it’s completely free, so it’s perfect for budget-tight businesses.
This is the difference between G Suite for Education and the standard G Suite program.
Google Classroom is a virtual classroom meeting place. Users can add learning materials to Google Docs and student assignments in one place. Teachers can also provide feedback directly to students in Classroom.
These are proprietary tools that follow the same rules as other Google services. They may take a little time to adapt,
Team Drive is like Google Drive, but you can set up multiple Drives for different teams and projects, or for different courses, classes, and subject areas.
This is a great way to separate the information needed for all specific purposes and to control who can access what information.
Google’s support is truly second to none. Even if your problem is trivial, obviously (everyone but you else), or almost irrelevant, they will do their best to help you and quickly upgrade you to a subject matter expert if necessary. This is a real benefit.
Control and management tools
Google Vault and eDiscovery allow you to keep, search, and export data in Google apps. You can also keep and archive records of Hangouts and Gmail — hangouts are especially useful if you’re doing tutorials or seminars through Hangouts. Audits and reports let you track users’ activities.
Security and Device Management lets you manage device management for mobile devices that use Android or iOS operating systems, as well as Chrome OS devices. This is especially useful if you want to distribute equipment to students and teachers.
G Suite for Education’s data loss prevention feature allows you to set policy-based rules that are triggered when sensitive information is detected. Administrators can set parameters to control what types of information team members can transfer from team drives.
Hosted S/MIME is a security protocol that lets you send secure, encrypted emails on Gmail — and it’s critical if you’re communicating student data between staff.
How much storage space does G Suite for Education provide?
G Suite for Education has unlimited storage space, unlike G Suite Basic, which has a 30GB storage limit.
How much does G Suite for Education cost?
G Suite for Education is completely free.
How many users can a G Suite for Education account have?
Each G Suite for Education account offers 10,000 user accounts. If you need more users, you can contact us to arrange.
Does Google collect data from the G Suite for Education account?
Google collects data from search activities and from multiple other sources. Therefore, it would be wise to ask the company if it could get information about the activities of G Suite Education.
Google said it would collect personal information and personal data photos of users, as well as other information added to the G Suite for Education account, as well as the user’s name, email and secondary email, phone and address, “if the school chooses to provide this information.”
In addition, Google collects device information, log information, location information, location information, unique application numbers and cookies. Locations, devices, devices, IP, application version numbers and cookies are routinely collected.
Google has made it clear that its G Suite, which is at the heart of its G Suite for Education, will remain ad-free and that the information it collects is to provide services such as Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Slides.
Who can use G Suite for Education?
G Suite for Education is available if you meet certain criteria.
Each country has its own legal and regulatory requirements to be considered an educational institution. Typically, you will need to have the following criteria
- Verified non-profit organizations.
- Government-approved, officially certified and nationally or internationally recognized primary, secondary or advanced education certification.
- Institutions that provide educational services, but are not schools or universities, such as public libraries or military academies, are not eligible for G Suite for Education. However, they may be eligible to use G Suite for Non-profits.
How do I qualify for G Suite for Education?
When you apply for G Suite for Education for Education, when your application is processed, there is a 14-day waiting period, and if you already have a domain name, you need to verify it. If not, you can request G Suite for Education and purchase a domain name as part of the application process. Of course, we will assist you with the verification.
How do I verify my domain name?
To verify your domain name for Google, you need to find your domain host here, because each host has a different step. No matter who your host is, the purpose is the same — you add some code to the host control panel, and Google will read the code and know that the domain name is yours. Rays Technology also offers free pro-verification services.