Kean Google is OCIS' implementation of the Google productivity, collaboration, and email platform known as Google Workspace for Education (formerly known as Google G Suite and Google Apps). The Kean Google offering is similar to Google’s consumer apps, but is free of advertising and has greater privacy protections.
Kean Google offers a convenient suite of productivity and collaboration tools that include but are not limited to: the ability to send and receive email, share and view calendars as well as easily schedule meetings with others, and the option to create websites without web developer skills.
- Purchases: do not use personal credit cards to make purchases through Google under a Kean Google account. Any apps, content, etc. that are tied to the personal credit card cannot be transferred at a later date to a personal consumer Google account.
The following Kean Google Core Services are covered by the Kean University Google Workspace enterprise agreement for use with your Kean Google (firstname.lastname@example.org) account and are considered FERPA-aligned.
- Drive and Docs (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drawings, and Classic Sites)
- Google Chrome Sync
- Google Meet
Google Consumer Services and Third-Party Services
While Google offers additional Consumer and Third-Party Services, please be aware that these services are not subject to the same agreements we have in place for the Kean Google Core Services (above), and most importantly, are not considered compliant with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Visit our FERPA Policy for more information.
Using Kean Google
All Kean Google Core Services, including Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc., use your Kean Google username (where Cougar Credentials is your username in email@example.com) and password for access.
Below is a list of resources provided by Google for more information on the vendor’s products and services. Please remember to consult with the Office of Computer and Information Services before proceeding with any solutions that are outside of the Kean Google Core Services.