Google Suite for Education

Google Suite for Education (G Suite) incorporates an integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration, and productivity tools powered by Google. G Suite can be seen as a free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. All the tools within G Suite have a variety of templates and provide real-time collaboration and editing with the Share function. Here's a closer look at some of the provided apps and their functions:

  • Docs: Create, edit, share, and print documents for work, school, or personal use
  • Sheets: Intuitive spreadsheet tool with full use of formulas, functions, and formatting options
  • Slides: Slideshow tool with templates and premade themes for effective presentations
  • Forms: Create forms, quizzes, RSVPs, and more while collecting responses

G Suite is available to all faculty, staff, and students at Sonoma State University. To access your Google Drive account, log in to Online Services, then click the Google Drive button.

    Helpful Resources

    • For help with G Suite, visit Google's Help Center website. Their website includes help specific to Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more.
    • For more information on integrating your Google Drive into your Canvas course, please visit this Canvas Community Guide topic: Using Google in Canvas.


    For support regarding G Suite, such as how to share documents or how to integrate your Google Drive into your Canvas courses, contact the Center for Teaching and Educational Technology.

    • Center for Teaching & Educational Technology: Please email the front desk:
    • Center for Teaching & Educational Technology: Online Zoom meeting room (8 am-5 pm, M-F) 
    • Center for Teaching & Educational Technology: Submit a Help Ticket