The University of Waikato is proud to embrace Google services and products. This ensures that you receive our on-going commitment in providing effective and modern tools for higher education that is both user-friendly and up to industry standard.
What Are They?
Google Apps is a set of applications available for students and staff at our University and includes:
Gmail - your University email. All you need is a web browser and internet access, and you'll be tapped into all the features that set Gmail apart from other email services.
Google Calendar - a fully functional appointment calendar that you can share with your co-workers.
Google Drive - an online collaborative environment where you can create documents, share them around and access them from most devices. This environment was previously known as Google Docs. You can have Google Drive on your computer, your mobile device or on the web - see Get Started with Google Drive.
Google Groups - lets you enhance your internal communication within the University. You can participate in online discussions with your co-workers and reach a large number of people at the same time within the campus.
Google Hangouts - You can use Hangouts to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos. Hangouts are synced automatically across devices, so you can start a Hangout on your computer and continue on another device, like your phone.
Google Spanning - Is a data backup and recovery system used in conjunction with Google business accounts. It allows for the backup and restore of data from a Google account, including email and Google Drive files
Google Sites - for creating websites. It lets you embed all sorts of rich content like presentations, videos, documents, calendars, or photo slideshows from your other Google projects within a website without the need to know any complicated HTML or CSS.
How Do I Access Them?
When using a Microsoft Windows machine, the Google Chrome web browser offers the best experience. You'll find links when you click on the square of 9 small squares at the top right of the page when you log in to your Gmail account.
Android devices have a dedicated application (which you can download from the Android marketplace) that you can install to access your documents. You can edit documents and also choose to make them available offline using the Android App.
Apps Status Dashboard
To view the current status of the Google App services check out the Apps Status Dashboard unless otherwise noted, this status information applies to consumer services as well as services for organisations using Google Apps.
Android devices have a dedicated application, (see How Do I Access Them above). There are many Mobile Apps available on iTunes and the Android Marketplace. Specific help for Mobile users is available online.
What else do I have access to?
The Google Marketplace allows you third party access to add-ons, apps and extra functionality from third party providers. If there is an application you want access to, this needs to be whitelisted, please log a Kuhukuhu ticket requesting this. Google Marketplace can be found at the bottom of your Google Apps link:
Current enabled applications that can be installed directly from the Marketplace are listed below (see full list at the bottom of the page):
List Updated 06-05-2022
|Asana||Web app, Drive app|
|Asana for Gmail™||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Blackbaud for Gmail||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Brandfolder for Google Docs||Doc add-on|
|Brandfolder for Sheets||Sheet add-on|
|Brandfolder for Slides||Slides add-on|
|Choice Eliminator 2||Forms add-on|
|Code Blocks||Doc add-on|
|Doc Appender||Forms add-on|
|Doc To Form||Doc add-on|
|DocuSign eSignature for Google Workspace™||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Easy Accents - Docs||Doc add-on|
|Email Notifications for Google Forms||Forms add-on|
|Flubaroo||Web app, Sheet add-on|
|Form Maker||Sheet add-on|
|Form Mule - Email Merge Utility||Sheet add-on|
|Form Notifications||Forms add-on|
|Form Publisher||Forms add-on, Google Workspace Add-on|
|Form Ranger||Forms add-on|
|Form Scheduler||Forms add-on|
|Giphy for Google Chat||Chat app|
|Google Apps Script||Web app, Drive app|
|Google Drive bot in Google Chat||Chat app|
|Kami - All-in-one learning platform||Web app, Drive app|
|Mail Merge with Attachments||Sheet add-on|
|MathType||Doc add-on, Slides add-on|
|Meet bot for Hangouts Chat||Chat app|
|Microsoft Teams Meeting||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Miro||Drive app, Google Workspace Add-on|
|Nearpod||Drive app, Slides add-on|
|Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on||Slides add-on|
|Pixabay Free Images||Doc add-on|
|Reclaim.ai||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Save As Doc||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Sheetgo | Connect, Filter, Merge, Excel, CSV||Sheet add-on|
|Slido for Google Slides||Slides add-on|
|Timer for Google Forms - Extended Forms||Forms add-on|
|Trello for Gmail™||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Word Cloud Generator||Doc add-on|
|Zapier for Google Chat||Chat app|
|Zoom for Gmail||Google Workspace Add-on|
|Zoom for Google Workspace™||Google Workspace Add-on|
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Te Kuhukuhu Rārangi - Log Your Own Request
"Kuhukuhu" is our IT Service Catalogue. You can search for and log your own service requests. You can also view the status of your current requests and see the estimated delivery time for them, provide further information by adding notes or attaching files, and view a full history of all previous requests.
For anything urgent you should phone the Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for assistance.