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Google Apps for Education is Wellesley College's system for email, shared documents, group discussions, courses, chat, and more.
We recommend using Google's Chrome web browser when working within the Google Apps product suite for best performance.

Questions about Google Apps?

  • For general questions, contact the Computing Help Desk at 781-283-3333 or email
  • For course-related questions, contact Instructional Technology at 781-283-4848.
  • Explore our customized Wellesley documentation for Google Apps using the sidebar on the left.
  • Learn more directly from Google:

What's new in Google Apps:

More ways to collaborate using visitor sharing in Google Drive (August 2022)

Google recently released Visitor Sharing, allowing people to share Google Drive files to people without Google Accounts securely, by using a Pin for each person that needs this type of access.  

Starting in late August, Visitors can be given permission to view, comment on, or edit content in Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites. You can also use visitor sharing to allow Visitors to upload content or create files within Shared Drives.

Stay on top of changes to document content with edit notifications (July 2022)

Starting in late July 2022, you will be able to choose to receive email notifications for document changes on a per file basis. Edit notification emails detail what changes were made, when the changes were made, and who made them.

The setting for each document will be accessible within the “Notification settings” dropdown (bell icon) when you have a file open. This will open a dialogue box with the notification settings options, which you can adjust as needed.

Share where you're working from in Google Calendar events (August 2021)

Starting August 30, 2021, you’ll be able to indicate where you’re working from directly on your calendar. You can add a weekly working location routine and update your location as plans change.

By showing others which days of the week you plan to be in the office, working from home, or working from another location, it’s easier to plan in-person collaboration or set expectations in a hybrid workplace.

Anyone with free/busy access to your calendar can view your working locations. This can be turned off at any time in your calendar settings.

Respond to Calendar events with where you'll be (August 2021)

Starting August 2021, when you respond Yes to a Calendar invite in Google Calendar, you'll be able to choose "Yes", "Yes, in a meeting", or "Yes, joining virtually" to let the event guests know where you'll be attending the meeting from.

Transition from classic Hangouts to Google Chat (August 2021)

Starting August 24, 2021, Google will be transitioning the chat feature built into Gmail on the web to Google Chat.  All you previous chats have been converted and will sync with Google Chat.  Chat has an additional new feature called Rooms that will not sync backwards with Hangouts.

The Gmail iOS app now has Chat and Rooms buttons at the bottom of it to work with them directly, or you can install the Google Chat iOS app.