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EdMail

Ways to Use EdMail

Your EdMail account includes Google Apps, a lot of useful features including an event calendar, documents, and spreadsheets, that can help you organize your class work, work on assignments, and communicate and collaborate with your classmates and instructors. It keeps all your documents online so you can get to key information from any computer.

Your instructor may expect you to use Google Apps (Calendar, Docs, Sites, and Talk) in your classes. To use Google Apps just log in to your EdMail account.

Going Mobile with EdMail and Google Apps

You can also get to your EdMail and Google Apps on these mobile devices:

Palm devices with Palm OS 5.4 and above • Windows Mobile devices with Windows Mobile 5.0 and above • Color BlackBerry devices • Symbian Series 60 devices 3rd edition and above • Apple iPhones

Gmail

Get organized. Use labels and filters to help you organize your email and manage the flow of incoming messages. You can automatically label, archive, delete, star, or forward your mail—all based on a combination of keywords, sender, recipients, and more.
Consolidate your email. Get mail from other email accounts in your Gmail inbox and send messages from different addresses. By adjusting your Settings, you can either forward mail from other accounts, or set up Gmail to fetch your mail.
Go invisible. Avoid unwanted chats by setting your status to "Invisible" so you appear offline, but can still send and receive messages.
Reply by chat. Instead of emailing back and forth, try replying by chat. Gmail automatically saves your conversations, so you can always revisit them just like email messages.
 

Calendar

Stay on schedule. Set up reminders for your due dates, meetings, and other important events. You can have notifications pop up in your calendar or sent to you as emails or text messages.
Don't miss a game (or your favorite show). Keep up with your favorite sports teams or TV shows by adding their schedules to your calendar.
Find out if your friends are free. View multiple calendars at the same time in different customizable colors to quickly see when everyone's available.
Get your calendar on the go. View Google Calendar on your mobile phone wherever you are, and set up text message event reminders so you always know where to be.
 

Docs

Find out what your friends are thinking. Create a free online survey in minutes. Write down your questions, create a form, and email it to your friends. See their responses in your very own online spreadsheet.
Get along with your new roomie. Adjusting to dorm or apartment life with a new roommate? Create a spreadsheet in Google Docs to keep track of shared expenses or trash duties.
Work in groups (without meeting in person). Create a presentation and add collaborators who can edit the same document. You can always go back to a previous version, and coordinating work is easy since you can see exactly who's adding what, right as they work.
Get class notes from a friend. Don't worry about missing a lecture. Create a Google Doc for your class notes and collaborate with your classmates.
 

Sites

Ace your team project. Create a site to work together on a class project. Keep all your files and research in one place, edit shared documents, and track progress.
Lead a cause. From helping out in the community to playing a role in world peace, you'll want to have a site to communicate your mission, organize activities, and bring together others who share your vision.
Share the memories. Let all the members of your team or group easily share stories, pictures, and videos in a secure place online. You decide whether you keep your site private within your group or allow others to view it.
Make it easier to get together. Make staying up to date on social events easy for everyone (everyone you want to know, that is). Post dates, times, and details that only your group can see.
 

Talk

Chat together. Invite multiple friends to a single chat by clicking "options" in the chat window and then "Group chat".
Share files instantly. Send any size file directly to a friend while chatting. Great for sharing videos or presentations that might be too large to send via email.
Call friends for free. Make free voice calls over the Internet from your computer to a friend's, and even leave a voicemail that will go directly to their Gmail inbox if they aren't available.
Chat on the go. See when your friends are online and send instant messages from anywhere by visiting www.google.com/talk from a web enabled cell phone.