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The OU, in partnership with Google, is offering access to an educational version of Google Apps to students who are currently studying with us.
The use of Google Apps is entirely optional for personal, self-organised use. Google Apps cannot be used for submitting assessed work to the OU. Once you have signed up for your personal Google account, you can access the following applications:
Note: If you are already familiar with Google's personal accounts, please note that OU Google Apps is not quite the same, as the space isn't public – it's an educational domain set up for the OU. In addition, we are not using Google Video or Google Groups.
Current students can register for a personal Google account. The Open University Google accounts are only available to current students.The sign up process takes less than 5 minutes and you will be taken through the process step by step – it should only take a few moments.Sign up for your Open University Google account
Once you have registered you will then have your own personal web space where you will find access to e-mail, calendars, documents and easy website building.
A link to Google Apps will be available from the tools section of your StudentHome page. [Google Apps will load in a separate window or tab on your web browser, to allow you to see both OU online content and your personal content hosted by Google on the OU's behalf] Please note that you cannot access Google Apps unless you have signed in to the OU.
Once you have entered Google Apps the current list of tools that you will see as top links include:
If you require any assistance with Google Apps: