Using G Suite for remote work and learning

Google Apps allows all members of the Georgetown community to collaborate and work asynchronously, regardless of their location. See how you can use Google Apps to create a seamless teaching, working, and learning environment.

The Google Apps menu: Account, Search, Google+, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, Contacts, etc.
You can access the full Google Apps menu from the top right corner of any of the applications.

Check in: Maintain relationships and momentum

Google Calendar

Use it to:

  • Create meetings with students and colleagues to keep projects moving
  • Schedule regular check-ins to keep in touch.
  • Use appointment slots to hold virtual office hours.

Google Forms

Use it to:

  • Poll students regularly to ask what in class is going well and what could be better; get a sense of when they are most engaged. Ask students a global “How was class today?” on a 1-3 scale, along with an open-ended question to allow them to elaborate.
  • Survey employees to get a sense of how telework is going: are there any additional policies that would improve team dynamics? Are there existing policies that no longer serve your team?

Chat: Because communication is key

Google Hangouts

Use it to:

  • Send quick messages when email seems like overkill. You can have one-on-one conversations, or group chats with up to 100 people.
  • Host and participate in voice and/or video discussions when more in-depth conversation is needed.

Create: Collaborate on files without skipping a beat

Google Docs

Use it to:

  • Allow multiple people to edit a document in real time.
  • Allow multiple people to view a single document at the same time.

Google Slides

Use it to:

  • Allow multiple students or colleagues to edit a presentation at the same time.

Capture thoughts: Manage tasks and lists

Google Keep

Use it to:

  • Take notes that include text, lists, images, and audio.
  • Keep track of “to-dos” and other lists.

Google Tasks

Use it to:

  • Create a to-do list in Gmail
  • Integrate tasks with Google Calendar

For more about using your Google Apps account, please visit the GU Google Apps section.