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Google Apps

Important Changes to your Google Account

Please be aware that when you first log into your Google account there are some crucial steps that all students need to take to successfully access any Google Apps, including Gmail. These steps are easy to accomplish and will only be required once.

  • First, everyone must click through and agree to a new consumer Terms of Service (TOS) when you next login. No Google Apps can be accessed until users agree to these new TOS. To see these TOS, visit: http://www.email.vccs.edu/terms-of-service.
  • Second, when setting up a profile in Google Plus (G+), a Facebook-like social networking service included in the upgrade, it is especially important that you enter a correct date of birth (or at least a date of birth that will make you 13 years old or older). If you enter a date of birth indicating you are younger than 13, you will be permanently locked out of all Google services. This cannot be undone without significant effort and additional costs.
More information about VCCS Google Apps for Education can be found at http://www.email.vccs.edu/extra-apps (a Google Site, by the way).

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