G Suite Accounts

G Suite

G Suite for Education is a collection of cloud-based productivity and educational tools available to anyone within a school account. Google Tools is available for personal Google accounts, too; however, the G Suite ecosystem is a more integrated and secure approach for a school setting.

The account gives you access to a lot of services that are only accessible by people within a Domain:

  • an email address

  • Google Classroom

  • Google Docs

  • Google Sites

  • and more (click on the Google Grid within a G Suite account to see)


The #1 issue that occurs with accounts is being logged in to both your school account and a personal account. Sometimes when you click on a link in a personal account that links to somewhere in the school domain, you get a "Not Found" message. My suggestion is to log out of ALL your accounts, then log in with your school account FIRST, then your personal one. That will make your school account the default. The other solution is not to click on links but go straight to your Google Classroom and pick up messages from there.

Note that this is not the same as being signed into Chrome. This is important because Chrome will have all your personalized settings, bookmarks and extensions. So if you share a computer with someone else and want to learn about Chrome settings, check out this video: https://youtu.be/gQPqhqJQAaA

How to switch accounts in Chrome: https://www.support.com/how-to/how-to-create-and-switch-profiles-in-chrome-12564

If you are a teacher within my school's domain, please see Tiferes G Suite Accounts.

How to log in to your Tiferes account


Tony Vincent has an excellent article on Google Document URL tricks for sharing and copying various Google documents at: https://learninginhand.com/blog/google-document-url-tricks

This is a wonderful, Hyperdocs-style unit for Google 101 developed by Stephanie Draayer. I will probably redo by unit in a similar style: https://sites.google.com/apps.district279.org/osseo-g-suite-unit/home?authuser=0

Here's a very comprehensive document from on How-To Distance Teach Tutorials for all kinds of Google tools and Bitmojis with links to many different videos and information. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZZTXsgLHoNtaoMj93RuE266fm14X8en5q2PD4_SWwPw/mobilebasic

Here's a series of YouTube videos on G Suite and Chromebooks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWF58BGycsclAI4ehJPlTPKUDk_3i7_jN&fbclid=IwAR1E41W-dRgzdP_rceeu0zCVzs4JNboGzraZCb-5Hzvt0YteRw_mPW00qvY