Pleasant Grove ISD offers Google Apps for Education to all staff and students. As part of the Google Apps suite of applications, all staff and students have access to Google Docs and Google Sites.
How do I access Google Apps for Pleasant Grove ISD?Go to http://google.com and sign in using you PGISD gmail credentials.
What happens if I have trouble accessing or using Google Apps?As a staff member, enter a help ticket at email@example.com. Students should first request help from their instructors.
I am a student, what is my email address?As a 6th grade through 12th student, you will be automatically assigned an email address based of your name. This information is available from your teachers. Go to http://mail.pgisd.net to log in to your PGISD gmail. Please note that student accounts may only send and receive emails within the pgisd.net domain.
I want to use other Google services such as Blogger and Picasa. Can Pleasant Grove ISD Google Apps accounts use these services?Initially, most of the other Google services will be disabled for Pleasant Grove ISD Google Apps accounts. As we learn more about these services, their use in the classroom, and privacy implications, some of these services will be opened for Pleasant Grove ISD Google Apps accounts.
Do NOT open new Google accounts outside of the Pleasant Grove ISD domain in order to use these other services.
Instead, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the desire to open a service for classroom use. As new services are made available to Allen ISD Google Apps accounts, they will be listed on this page.
My email address uses my proper name, but I go by a different name. People know me by this other name. Can my account be changed to use this other name?We are investigating how to address this issue. When a solution is determined, it will be listed on this page.
What is Google Apps?Google Apps is a suite of web-based messaging and collaboration applications. To access these applications, you simply use a web browser on a computer that's connected to the Internet.
Here are some of the key benefits we think you'll enjoy:
- Lots of storage (for 9-12 students) -- You get a full 25 GB of online storage for your email so you can archive all of your email online.
- Easier calendar sharing -- Google Calendar lets you and your team members quickly and easily share your calendars with each other and specify the details you want to show. Calendar sharing is a great way for you and your coworkers to keep each other informed about your schedules.
- Better mailing lists -- With Google Groups, you can manage your own subscriptions to mailing lists -- called groups -- without the need to make requests to the Technology Department. You can even create your own groups for your projects, teams, special-interest groups, and more. Not only do groups make it easier to send email and calendar invitations to groups of people but they also simplify access management for your shared Google documents, sites, videos, and calendars!
- Real-time collaboration -- Using Google Docs, you can create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, and you and your team members can view and edit them at the same time. You can still use your Microsoft Office products as needed, but now you'll have more options for storing and collaborating on your documents.
What assistance is available to learn more about Google Apps?To get you up to speed quickly, we will provide plenty of documentation and training resources. Several training links are included below, revisit this page often as it will be frequently updated as we learn to use Google Apps more efficiently to increase student collaboration.
Google self-paced training page