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Google Workspace for Education

Google Workspace for Education is a suite of online software applications that allow users to share information and ideas using Google's communication, collaboration and publishing tools. Students and faculty can create and share documents, spreadsheets and calendar events, as well as communicate using chat and video messaging.

Log in to Google Workspace from your web browser

Go to any of Google's affiliated websites (except for Gmail):
| drive.google.com | docs.google.com | groups.google.com | calendar.google.com | youtube.com

At the login prompt, enter your full user@odu.edu email address and leave the password blank, then click sign in.

On the ODU Monarch-Key web login page, log in with your MIDAS ID and password.

Key Features & Benefits



(STUDENTS ONLY) Google's email interface has a powerful spam filter and up to 1 TB of storage. (Faculty and staff accounts are not eligible for Gmail, as University email is provided through Office 365.)

Gmail overview

Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Organize your schedule, keep a personal calendar to coordinate meetings, or schedule events. Shareable calendars integrate with Gmail, Drive, Sites and Chat.

Google Calendar overview

Google Drive

Google Drive

Store your important files in this 5 TB cloud drive (storage space shared with email). Create, share and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations with fellow students across campus or across the world.

Google Drive is available to students, faculty and staff on a Mac, PC, Android or iOS device.

University employees must be careful to protect confidential or restricted data. Before using Google Drive to send, store or share University information, review the regulated data storage matrix.

Google Drive overview

Faculty: Use the Course Collaboration Tool to create a shared Google Drive for your class.

Google Hangouts

Google Chat

Conversations come to life with Google Chat which provide the ability to communicate with other Google users through chat, voice or video.

  • Send messages, photos and emoji.
  • Create, broadcast and/or record an online meeting, interview, study group or tutoring session.
  • Hold video calls with up to 15 people.
  • Connect across computers, Android and Apple devices.

Google Sites

Google Sites

Create websites using simple tools, and publish them with Google.

Google Sites overview

Google Groups

Google Groups

User-created online and email-based groups provide mailing lists, easy content sharing, searchable archives and more.

Google Groups overview

Helpful links and tutorials for Google Workspace