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G Suite

G Suite for Education is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration applications for use by Ontario Tech University faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Below are some examples of how these tools can be used in an educational setting:

  • Use Google Meet for online synchonous (live) lectures, tutorials, or office hours
  • Share a collabortive Google Doc with students and allow them to make edits
  • Use live Q&A in Google Slides to poll the class about a topic
  • Create quizzes and surveys with Google Forms 

Google Meet

Google Meet is an online video conferencing tool included in G Suite. Google Meet takes the headaches out of joining a video call in a classroom or workplace setting. Just set up a meeting and share a link. No worrying about whether students have the right accounts or plug-ins.

Google Meet Features 

  • 250 Participants per Google Meet 
  • Live stream up to 100,000 users
  • Record Meet sessions to Google Drive
  • Support on the Web, iOS and Android

Google Meet Instructor Resources

These resources have been curated to support instructors in the transition to online courses.

Other Tools Available in G Suite

  • Calendar: Integrated with Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications.
  • Docs: Collaborative documents with editing and styling features that are similar to Microsoft Word
  • Drive: Storage, file management, and collaborative permissions
  • Forms: Data collection, surveys, and quizzes
  • Email: ontariotechu.net email with tools for tracking conversations, contacts, and tasks
  • Sheets: Collaborative spreadsheets that allow you to visualize and analyze data in ways similar to Microsoft Excel
  • Sites: Create and publish your own websites
  • Slides: Collaborative presentation slides with real-time Q&A with editing and styling features that are similar to Microsoft PowerPoint

Help and Support

Please email teachingandlearning@ontariotechu.ca if you have any questions related to G Suite. This email account is regularly monitored.

If you’d like one-on-one support using G Suite, book an appointment with a Teaching and Learning Centre staff by filling out a:

Support Request Form

For technical support, including login and password issues, contact the IT Service Desk.