- To simplify and enrich collaboration and communication for all students and teachers.
- To have one specific core tool set to remove current system/email/calendar redundancy & confusion.
- Anywhere, anytime, any device access.
- G-Suite Mail is not like regular GMail. There is no advertising or data mining of the email by Google.
- Staff are to use their firstname.lastname@example.org address. This G-Suite account will be used to access to Docs, Calendars, Contacts, Groups, etc.
- Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Skype for Business will continue to be licensed and available to all users.
- All former email systems - WNLSD, LSB, NCSD, ESDNL and NLESD will continue to be available to access historical content.
Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions categorized through various topics. Click on the topic to view.
These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites, and also includes access to many more collaborative tools supported by Google.
These applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.
G-Suite also includes a number of other applications that promote collaboration among students and with their teachers.
- Google Docs: provides document editing tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs (similar to MS Word).
- Google Sheets: spreadsheets for analyzing, visualizing, and charting data (similar to MS Excel).
- Google Forms: quick & easy surveys to gather information.
- Google Slides: a presentation tool that makes it easy to tell stories (similar to MS PowerPoint).
- Google Drawings: Graphics and flowchart creation with shapes, text, and images.
See the following for details: G-Suite
- The District's G-Suite Apps are fully administered by the District.
- A common District wide email system instead of just single gmail accounts.
- Increased storage across Gmail and Drive.
- Full account administration for all users.
- Enhanced security and privacy features in core apps.
- No advertising inside the core apps.
- Shared access to Drive, Calendar, etc. for all District users.
- Classroom App which is only available for G-Suite.
Prior to August 8, 2016, some NLESD staff may have created a personal Google account using the name format of email@example.com using the @nlesd.ca domain name.
This will create a conflict where a personal Google account and your District-created account could have the same username.
- Example. Personal Account firstname.lastname@example.org created by an employee and the school board created account email@example.com that is now changed as of August 8, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org for staff.
This article https://support.google.com/a/answer/185186?hl=en on Google provides some straightforward information on resolving this situation. You will be prompted with a couple of options when you sign into Google. The simplest solution is to select the first option which renames your account to a Gmail address.
Note: You will automatically be prompted when signing into Google after August 8, 2016 if there is a conflict to be resolved. Otherwise, you can continue to access your account as normal.
Other Google Systems
Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype for Business
Looking forward, our anticipation would be that staff and students begin to use G-Suite to take advantage of some of its powerful features. This would include the following:
- Documents are easily accessible through a web interface so users can work on their documents from anywhere - "anywhere, anytime, any device access".
- Ease of sharing and using of documents between users or across a group of users.
- We take both security and privacy very seriously and truly believe that our offerings are a great option for teachers and students on both fronts. See the following for Details: Top Security FAQs.
- Our business is built on our users' trust: trust in our ability to properly secure their data and our commitment to respect the privacy of the information they place in our systems by not giving that information to others or using it inappropriately.