G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps)

What is Middlebury Google Apps?

Middlebury Google Apps is part of Google Apps for Education, a suite of web-based Google services. The following services are included in Middlebury Google Apps and will be available to you once your Middlebury Google account is created:

  • Google Docs (similar to Word/Pages)
  • Google Sheets (similar to Excel/Numbers)
  • Google Slides (similar to PowerPoint/Keynote)
  • Google Drive (similar to MiddCloud)
  • Google Groups
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Sites

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tool. It is similar to Microsoft Word, but documents are stored in the Cloud and no downloads are needed. Documents can be shared with other users, who can edit and comment on them. In education, Google Docs have been used for paper writing and project collaboration, sharing handouts, peer feedback on writing, and more. Google Docs is part of a larger suite of Google web-based services called Google Apps.

Are there training resources for Google Docs?

See these Lynda.com videos:

Do I have a Middlebury Google Apps account?

Middlebury Google Apps accounts are created upon request. If you are a faculty member who would like to use Google Docs for your class, email library-at@middlebury.edu. Otherwise to request an individual account contact the helpdesk.

How do I log in?

  1. Visit https://drive.google.com/a/middlebury.edu
  2. Your username will be your full Middlebury email address (including @middlebury.edu).
  3. Check your welcome email for password information.
    Note: your Google Apps password is the same as your Webmail password.

I forgot my password. What do I do?

Contact gadmin@middlebury.edu.

How do I create a Google Doc?

In Google Docs, click Create > Document.

For detailed instructions, visit the Google Docs help center.

How do I share a Google Doc?

From the Google Doc you wish to share, click Share. You can choose to share with specific individuals, a Google Group, anyone at Middlebury, or anyone with the link.

You can also specify whether others can view only, comment, or edit the document.

For detailed instructions, visit the Google Docs help center.

Why can't I view a Google Doc that was shared with me?

If you are logged in with a personal Google account, try accessing the document from your Middlebury Google account. If that doesn't work, contact the owner of the document for permission to view.

For Faculty

How do I request Google Docs for my class?

Email gadmin@middlebury.edu with your course number to get started.

Why doesn't my Google Apps class list (Groups) match my roster?

Google Apps class lists are not linked to your roster in Banner. Google Apps class lists are updated manually. Contact gadmin@middlebury.edu if you need students added or removed from your Google Apps class list.

How do I use the Google Apps class list (Groups)?

You can send email to and share Google Docs with your class list.

To view and edit the members of your class list:

  1. Visit to groups.google.com.
  2. Click My Groups.
  3. Click middlebury.edu
  4. Click on your group name.
  5. Click Members.

Why can't my student view a Doc I shared with the class?

Check your Google Apps class list (Groups) to make sure the student is on it. If the student is not on your class list, add them to your class list (Groups) or email gadmin@middlebury and request they be added.

If the student is on your Google Apps class list, it's possible the student is trying to view the Google Doc from a personal Google account, rather than from their Middlebury Google account. You can either share the Doc with their personal account, or request they view the Doc from their Middlebury Google account.

If the student does not remember their Middlebury Google login information, ask them to look for a welcome email with temporary login information, or email gadmin@middlebury.edu.

How can I learn more about Google Docs and Google Apps?

Visit the Google Docs help center.

Watch video tutorials at go/lynda.

Powered by MediaWiki