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Technology at SCU

Google Workspace

Changes are coming to storage in Google

Google has historically provided unlimited data storage to Santa Clara University and other higher-education institutions. Google has recently announced the end of this policy, and in the coming months there will be new storage limits for Google Workspace at SCU, for Drive, Gmail, and Photos.

More information about this change

Santa Clara University uses Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) as its collaboration and communication software tool set. Google Workspace brings together Google applications -- including Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Docs, and Chat --  into a single, integrated workspace.


Accessing Google Workspace

Google Workspace is available through the SCU Login page. Sign in using your SSO credentials.

Accounts are automatically created for SCU students, faculty, and staff. Accounts that are not actively in use may be suspended.


Getting Help for Google Workspace

Browser recommendation: IS recommends using Google Chrome for Google Workspace. We are unable to provide support if you choose to use Firefox or any other browser. 

Supported services:

  • IS provides support for Gmail, Calendar, Drive (including Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides), Chat, Meet, Contacts, Groups, and Sites.
  • IS does not have the administrative tools necessary to support other services, such as Maps, News, Photos, and YouTube Premium. For these services, there is a lot of information available in the Google support pages.

Course-related assistance for faculty: Faculty who need course-related assistance can reach out to Instructional Technology ( or Technology Training (

Google Workspace Learning Center
link to Google Workspace Learning Center
Navigate here to Need a step-by-step lesson?

The Google Workspace Learning Center offers step-by-step tutorials on all the Workspace products. You can learn by product, learn by role, or go through a checklist for people who are new to Google Workspace.

Google Support
Google Support
Navigate here to Have a specific question?

Google Support has one simple goal: "How can we help you?" Use the search box to ask your question, or search for answers by product.


Contact Technology Training
Google Training
Navigate here to Contact Technology Training

SCU's Technology Training team provides scheduled, formal training -- as well as one-on-one support -- for using Google Workspace.



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