FAQs for using Google Apps
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Accessing Google Apps

How do I sign in to BC Google Apps?

  1. Go to g.bc.edu in any web browser.
  2. Login using your BCusername@bc.edu and enter your Secondary Password.

How do I change my Secondary Password?

Follow these steps to update your secondary password.

How long until I'm up to speed with Google Apps?

You should be able to begin sending and receiving mail, scheduling calendar events, and managing contacts right away, without any trouble. Becoming accustomed to Gmail's unique mail management features such a conversations and labels can take a bit longer. Within a week, however, many people find that they not only become comfortable with Google Apps but also appreciate the benefits so much that they no longer miss their old application.

Can I open my email or calendar in new tab (not a new window)?

If you use the Chrome browser, links will open in new tabs by default. If you're using another browser, you can change the browser settings to open new tabs instead of new windows.

Do I need to use VPN to access BC Google Apps when I'm off campus?


Can I access my Google Apps account from another program?

Google Apps works great in any standard web browser. But you can access your account from other programs, too. Here are your choices:

  • Microsoft Outlook : Access your Google Apps mail, contacts, and calendars from Microsoft Outlook using Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook. Learn more about Google Apps Sync.

  • IMAP clients : You can also access Gmail from any of several other mail programs by setting them up as IMAP clients. These include Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, Apple Mail, and more. Get instructions on IMAP clients.

Requirements and Languages

Which web browsers can I use with Google Apps?

Google Apps supports the most recent versions of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer 
  • Mozilla Firefox 
  • Apple Safari 

Are there any other system requirements?

No. Because Google Apps runs in a web browser, you just need to use a supported browser.

What languages does Google Apps support?

The interfaces for Gmail and Google Calendar are available in over 50 languages. For a list of the available languages and instructions on how to set a different language, see the Gmail Help Center.