Google Apps


When HSU adopted Gmail as the campus email standard, we also had the opportunity to make other Google applications available. Two significant benefits derive from this:

  • Google Apps are cloud-based, so we don't need to acquire additional hardware to store and manage the applications on campus - and you can access them from anywhere
  • Google Apps all operate from within the same user interface, so it's a very collaborative environment and intuitive to use

The HSU Technology Help Desk currently supports the following Google applications:

  • GMail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Groups
  • Google Docs
  • Blogger
  • Google Sites

Other applications may be added to the list in due course. You can of course use whichever Google Apps you want; it's just that the Technology Help Desk is not able to support applications not on the above list.

Who's it for?

Additional Information

To learn more about Google privacy issues, check our Google Caveats page or Google's own privacy site.

Remember that the HSU Technology Help Desk can only provide support for the following Google Apps:

For all other Google Apps, please visit to consult the extensive online support, documentation and user forums provided by Google.

Google Updates

Google is a dynamic environment, and the company frequently updates or otherwise tweaks many of its services in response to user feedback. You can keep tabs on Google's planned and implemented changes on their What's New? site.

Google Apps have some accessibility issues which the company is working to resolve. Read more about which apps are affected and our suggested workarounds.

Accessing This Service

The simplest way to access Google Apps is to log into Gmail via myHumboldt with your HSU User Name and Password. Google Apps are shown at the top left of the screen; simply click on the name of the app you want to use, or hit the "More" link to display the full list.

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Using This Service

To use any Google App, simply log in to Gmail via myHumboldt and select the application you want from the top left of the screen. To launch an unsupported Google App, just locate the application you want to use and double-click on it.

Once you've used Gmail, other Google Apps fairly intuitive to use; you can learn more about using individual applications by clicking on the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions

On the web through myHumboldt


The use of Google Apps through your HSU account is governed by the CSU Responsible Use Policy.

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