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Help and Information about Central Lakes College Google Gmail for Students

Log into your CLC Google account HERE

What is Google Apps for Education?

Google Apps for Education is a integrated communication and collaboration solution hosted by Google. It includes GMail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, and many other Google Products. Student receive 25GB of e-mail storage space, and their e-mail can be accessed from any web browser, and even can be synchronized to their smart phones.

Why did CLC switch to Gmail?

Central Lakes College decided to migrate student e-mail to Google GMail because the old NetMail system was dated, inefficient, and lacking in features. Students wanted a modern e-mail experience and the ability to sync to smart phones, and Google GMail was chosen as the best solution. Google has redundant data centers and currently guarantees a 99.9% uptime to ensure the safety and availability of your e-mail. To ensure security, Google uses SSL connections to ensure the safety and security of communications between Google servers and your web browser.

What is my username and password?

You log into CLC Google Gmail with the same username and password that you use to log into campus computers with. Note however that if you change your password in either Google or the campus computers, your password will not change on the other system.

You can find your student username and password HERE

What will my address be?

Student e-mail addresses did change as part of the migration to Gmail. Student's new e-mail address is <username>@go.clcmn.edu (Example: john1234@go.clcmn.edu)

How do I synchronize my smart phone to my Gmail account?

Google has step by step instructions for all popular devices HERE

How do I forward my Google Apps for Education account to another e-mail account?

Google has step by step instructions HERE

What if I need help?

If you have questions or need help using CLC Google Gmail, you can contact our Help Desk located in the Computer Commons of the Brainerd campus. The phone number is: 855-8200, or you can send a e-mail to helpdesk@clcmn.edu

Google also has extensive on-line help resources HERE

 

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