Google Apps Deployment Begins with New Students
In-coming freshmen and transfer students will get access to Google Apps for UCLA.
The first phase of deployment has begun: incoming freshmen and transfer students will get access to Google Apps for UCLA when they sign their Statements of Intent to Register. Google Apps will offer Gmail and collaborative services such as Docs and Calendar--all at no cost to the university. Students will be able to log onto their Google accounts using their UCLA Logon IDs.
In February, The Daily Bruin covered the transition and student reaction to it, which was very positive. Mark Bower, IT Services Director of Enterprise Messaging and Data Center Operations, was interviewed regarding the project.
“We’ve seen that collaboration capabilities are widely used,” Bower said. “Our students are using Google already so it’ll be something that will require little or no training simply because of the familiarity of it.”
Current undergraduates will have access to Google Apps for UCLA this fall, and later phases of deployment will include other campus populations. If you'd like more information, please visit the Google Apps for UCLA Web page, or like them on Facebook.