FAQ’s – Google Workspace for Education

What services are available for G Suite in Glow?

The following core services have been enabled for Google Workspace in Glow.

  • Calendar
  • Classroom
  • Directory
  • Drive and Docs
  • Google Chrome Sync
  • Google Hangouts (only enabled for staff)
  • Google Vault
  • Keep
  • Sites
Can I download apps and extentions to work with G Suite services?

Staff can access the Google Marketplace and the Chrome Web Store but will be unable to install apps and extensions unless these have been approved by Education Scotland.  Education Scotland will evaluate the educational value and ensure they are compliant with Data Protection before whitelisting them for users to install. Requests can be made through https://enquiries.glow.scot/.

Can individual schools opt-in to using G Suite?

Individual schools can opt-in to using Google Workspace but it must be as part of the Local Authorities wider approach to implementing Google Workspace into their schools. If an individual school wishes to use Google Workspace they must get in touch with their Glow Key Contact first.

What training is availble for G Suite?

Google are offering a Professional Development Pathway to those wishing to access Google Workspace in Glow. Further details can be found on the help for Google Workspace for Education section of Glow Connect.