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Beginner's Guide

This section provides you with a quick overview of Google Apps. If you want a high-level overview of Google Apps, check out What are Google Apps?  

To log into your Georgia Southern Email (and Apps), direct your browser to: MyGeorgiaSouthern

5 Steps to Get Started on Google Apps

1.  Read the Quickstart Guide & Other Handouts

The Center for Academic Technology Support has put together some Quick Start guides for your convenience.  They are printable PDF, full color, with screenshots and instructions specific to Georgia Southern.  


2.  Install Google Chrome

The browser that you use will greatly determine the quality of your web surfing experience.  We've experienced several hiccups and errors with Internet Explorer, so we recommend Google Chrome Firefox and Safari are good second choices.

For more information on downloading Chrome and when to use Internet Explorer, see our Chrome page.

3.  Learn Email Basics

Instructional Pages

Video Tutorials

    View & Edit Contacts

4.  Learn Calendar Basics

Instructional Pages

    • Calendar:  Get familiar with the calendar views and printing
    • Event Basics:   Learn the basics of creating events, specifying recurring events and including attachments
    • Inviting Others:  this includes resource rooms and checking free/busy schedules

Video Tutorials

    Reminders and Scheduling Events - Reminders and event sharing

5.  Sign up for Training

We offer regular training sessions on Google Apps - Google Drive, Gmail, calendar, docs, or sites. Sign in with your Georgia Southern account at: