What it is
Google Apps includes web-based tools that allow users to collaborate on and share documents, presentations, spreadsheets and websites. Currently, Google Docs and Google Sites are available through the UW-Madison Google Apps license agreement.
Google Docs allows users to share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and drawings, as well as collaborate with other users in real-time. Users can also publish final documents to the entire world.
Google Sites allows users to work together to keep related documents, Web content, and other information in one place, on one site.
UW-Madison Google Apps vs Personal Accounts
UW-Madison Google Apps provides important intellectual property and ownership protections for content created in Google Apps and stored in the cloud. For more information about the differences between a UW-Madison Google account and a personal Google account, visit the Google Apps Overview.
To activate your UW-Madison Google Apps account, log in with your NetID and password at apps.google.wisc.edu.
Learn@UW and Google Apps
Users logged in to Learn@UW with their NetID can access Google Apps via the course Navbar. Learn@UW users without NetIDs will need to log in to Google Apps with a personal account.