Google Email and Apps Guide
Getting Started with University-Provided Google Email and Apps
Student @u.northwestern.edu emails are activated at the same time NetIDs are activated. Students can access their Google Email and Apps at accounts.google.com, which is also linked at the top of northwestern.edu.
Faculty and Staff who want to use Google Apps can request an @u.northwestern.edu account by contacting NUIT.
As of April 16, 2015, you are no longer able to log into the @u.northwestern.edu accounts with your NetID login/password combo. Students can reset their passwords by following the instructions here. NUIT provides an @u.northwestern.edu overview here. Per NUIT, students should direct all questions regarding @u.northwestern.edu accounts to the IT Support Center by calling 847-491-4357 (1-HELP).
Accessing Google Apps
In addition to accessing email, students can use the suite of Google Apps, including Drive. To access Drive and all other Google Apps, click the Apps icon, located in the top-right of the screen.
Syncing Google Drive with Canvas
In Canvas, all users can authorize their Google Drive accounts for access to Google Collaborations, and students can upload an assignment from Google Drive. You can check out this help guide from Instructure or watch this helpful video.