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Use a Google Workspace for Education account

This article is for teachers who use a personal account with Google Classroom at their school or university.

You can use a Google Classroom account for personal use, but in a school setting you must use a school-provided Workspace for Education account. Doing so improves the security of the overall Classroom experience for everyone

A Workspace for Education account has new features made specifically for educational use, such as originality reports and is better integrated with Google Meet.

Comparison of features in a personal account and Google Workspace for Education account

Activity or feature Personal Google account Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals (school account)
Classroom email summaries for guardians -- Yes
Originality reports -- 5 reports per class
TIme limit for a group meetings using Google Meet 60 minutes 24 hours

Ability to have unique class-level Google Meet link

-- Yes
Better moderation controls for teachers during Google Meet meetings -- Yes
Whiteboarding and hand-raising controls for Google Meet meetings -- Yes
Teachers per class 20 20
Teachers and students per class 250 1,000
Classes you can join 100 maximum, 30 per day 1,000
Classes you can create 30 per day No limit
Class-member invitations you can send 100 per day, per teacher 500 per day, per teacher
Topics per class 200 200

 

Get started

  • Based on where you live, Google may already be partnered with your local government and educational authorities to roll out Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals at your school.
  • Make sure your students use their school-provided accounts for Classroom, not their personal accounts.
  • Select your country/region below to learn more.
Brazil

If you’re a teacher from a public school, make a request to the IT department.

If you’re a teacher from a municipal networks school:

  • Connect to your municipal IT department to create an educational subdomain from the official domain of the municipality. For example: 
    • edu.municipality.uf.gov.br
    • educ.municipio.uf.gov.br
    • educa.municipio.uf.gov.br 
    • educacao.municipio.uf.gov.br 
    • seed.municipio.uf.gov.br
    • semed.municipio .uf.gov.br 
    • ensina.municipio.uf.gov.br
    • sme.municipio.uf.gov.br
    • dme.municipio.uf.gov.br
  • This type of account is exclusive to managers, directors, coordinators, students, teachers, and the entire staff of the Department of Education. 
  • Everyone under the Secretary of Education can have a free account.
  • Ask the Secretariat of Education's IT staff to follow the steps for domain registration

If you’re a teacher from a state networks school:

  • Ask the IT department of your state's Department of Education to create accounts for your school in the official domain. 
  • Most Brazilian states already have a Google for Education domain.

Important: State and municipal schools’ individual domain requests will be rejected. The Department of Education of your state must make the domain request.

If you’re a teacher from a private school (elementary, secondary, and higher education) or university:

To register your school’s domain, the institution's IT staff must follow the Google Workspace for Education sign-up process.

India
If you’re a teacher from a government or a private school:
Indonesia

If you’re a teacher from a government school:

If you’re a teacher from a private school:
To register your school’s domain, follow the Google Workspace for Education sign-up process.

Mexico

If you’re a teacher from a public primary or secondary school:

  • All staff and students of public schools within the basic educational level in Mexico have access to a Google Workspace for Education account. This account is unique to the educational domain of the state. For example: son.nuevaescuela .mx, hgo.nuevaescuela.mx, edomex.nuevaescuela.mx.
  • To get an email account, contact the Director or Supervisor of the Educational Center. If the Director or Supervisor needs more support, they should contact the Department of Technology of the State Secretary of Education. Consult the help desks and contact points by state.

If you’re a teacher from a public school (upper middle and upper) or a private school (all educational levels):

Once you get an account, you can get training from our Teacher Center. The Teacher Center has courses that educators created to promote our teaching tools.

You can also join a local learning community for educators who want to share and learn from others. Learn about our Google Educator Groups.

For more details, please watch this brief video.

Philippines

If you’re a teacher from a DepEd school:

  • All teachers and students in DepEd schools are given Google Workspace for Education accounts.
  • To use your Workspace for Education account, connect with the ICT coordinator of your school.

If you’re a teacher from any other type of school:
To register your school’s domain, follow the Google Workspace for Education sign-up process.

Register your school’s domain

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