Google Workspace for Education

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Google Workspace for Education is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools, which includes:

Collectively, these are known as core apps. These core apps are available to the UC Berkeley community (current students, faculty, staff, and certain affiliates) at no-cost, with no advertisements. These apps are covered under the University of California systemwide contract with Google. 

Please note: additional Google Consumer Apps are available for your use, but are not covered under our UC contract. View full list of enabled Consumer Apps here.

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Review and compare available collaboration options in the Berkeley Knowledge Base. 

At a Glance

Key benefits and features:

  • Collaboratively create, edit, and share across teams using tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more
  • Communication tools including Google Meet, Gmail, and Chat
  • Data loss prevention for Gmail and Drive
  • Can be used in compliance with FERPA, COPPA, and GDPR
  • Mobile applications available for iOS and Android

Specific features:

  • Cloud-based hosting
  • Approved for UC P3 data (formerly UCB PL1)*
  • Data encrypted in transit and at rest

*Google Workspace for Education is not acceptable for any institutional data classified as "critical," including certain personally identifiable human subject data. Please visit the Security website for detailed information related to acceptable data use on Google.