Google Apps

UCSC faculty, staff, and students have access to UCSC Core Google Apps by logging into Google with their CruzID and Gold password. The core Google Apps are governed by a contract between the University of California and Google.

Google Core Apps for UCSC

Gmail is a web-based e-mail service that allows an organization to run its email system using Google’s systems. 

Google Contacts is a web-based service that allows users to import, store, and view contact information, and create personal groups of contacts that can be used to email many people at once.

Google Calendar is a web-based service for managing personal, corporate/organizational, and team calendars. It provides an interface for users to view their calendars, schedule meetings with other users, see availability information, and schedule rooms and resources.

Google Drive and Shared Drive provide web-based tools enabling users to store, transfer, and share files, and view videos.

Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides are web-based services that enable users to create, edit, share, collaborate, draw, export, and embed content on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms.

Google Forms is an easy to use online-form builder, which integrates automatically with Google Sheets for data collection.

Google Groups is a web-based service that allows users and website owners to create and manage collaborative groups and mailing lists. 

Google Sites allows users to create websites to publish internally within a company or publish externally. 

Google Chat & Meet are web-based services that allow for real-time communication between users via chat and video conference. 

Google Keep is a web-based service that enables users to create, edit, share, and collaborate on notes, lists, and drawings.

Chrome Sync is a feature that allows users to synchronize bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings across all the devices where they are signed in to Chrome.

Google Tasks is a web-based service that enables users to create, edit and manage their tasks.

Google Classroom is a web-based service that allows users to create and participate in classroom groups. Using Classroom, students can view assignments, submit homework, and receive grades from teachers.

Google Jamboard is a web-based service that allows users to create, edit, share, collaborate, draw, export, and embed content within a document.

Google Consumer Apps

UCSC faculty, staff, and students can access Google consumer Apps using their UCSC account by logging into Google with their CruzID and Gold password.

Each Google consumer Apps has its own, separate Terms of Service. Anyone using these Apps must also still adhere to UC policies and procedures when using their account.

Note: Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy with Consumer Apps may or may not adhere to the university's privacy of student record policy, and use of these Apps may make student record information available to the public. UCSC Core Google Apps are FERPA compliant.

Apps Not Turned On: Merchant Center, Chrome Web Store, and Marketplace.

List of ALL Google Apps

Workspace Marketplace Apps

Google Workspace Marketplace offers a large number of apps created by third-party developers that extend the functionality of UC supported Google core applications.  

User Responsibilities

Please note that UC does not have contract with third-party application vendors and cannot guarantee app functionality, service levels, or data security. UCSC provides no support for these applications. Full accountability lies with the user that accepts app terms and conditions. 

Please see Use of Third Party and Cloud Services for important information about policy, guidelines, and risks regarding use of any third-party application.

Popular Apps

* NOTE: Asana, Docusign, and Zoom cloud services are supported and approved by UCSC. Other apps available for download from the Workplace Marketplace are not.

Update: Broken Workplace Marketplace Apps

Google has implemented new security controls that may have caused some extensions and add-ons to stop working. 

In the past, Google had minimum, and non-mandatory security protections in place, which allowed developers to build extensions without security best practices, and UCSC had no control over their distribution. Google has taken steps to better protect user data and is now requiring extensions to meet their new security and privacy guidelines.