Google Apps at NNU
Google+ is HERE!
We're pleased to announce that Google+ is available for NNU Google Apps users! Google+ is a social media tool that introduces new ways for our community to connect and communicate with each other.
You are not required to use it, but due to demand, it is activated for NNU users. Because we respect your privacy, there are two things you need to know BEFORE you join Google+: You must use your common name (not some strange alias like Bugsy) which will be visible to the public beyond NNU, and you must be at least 18 years old.
If you understand that your name will be public and you are 18 years old or more, the first thing to do is to join Google+ and create your Google+ Profile. Make sure to join using your commonly known name. Join now at plus.google.com!
Google+ Profiles: Create a profile with information about yourself. For example, you can add information about your classes, campus activities or groups, projects, and expertise. You can choose which information is visible to others inside or outside of NNU. The only exception is your name, which is always publicly visible. Learn more about Google+ Profiles by clicking here.
Circles: Share information with specific people by organizing your contacts into circles. For example, create circles for friends, classmates, courses, projects, or special-interest groups on campus.
When posting content, you can quickly share it with everyone at our institution, even if you haven't added all of them to a circle, by choosing Northwest Nazarene University from the list of sharing options.
Streams: You receive posts from others in your stream. This is where you can find and engage with content that's shared with you.
Hangouts: Connect and communicate with your students or faculty in multi-way video rooms called hangouts. You can also preview Hangouts with extras, which provide screen sharing and integrates with Google Docs for collaborative editing. When you start or join your first hangout, you will be prompted to install the Google Voice and Video Chat plug-in for your web browser. You'll also need to connect a webcam and use a computer microphone (preferably a headset if you will use it often in a setting where you might disturb others).
Picasa Web Albums: Because Google+ uses Picasa Web Albums for photo sharing, we've also turned on this service for your Google Apps account. When you share photos, they're stored in Picasa Web Albums, which you can access at picasaweb.google.com
Mobile access: You can use Google+ on mobile devices, using either a native app or a mobile web browser.
Some important reminders
Because you're signing up for Google+ with your NNU email address, your Google Apps administrator retains the right to access your Google+ data and modify or delete it at any time based on the policies of Northwest Nazarene University. Our campus Network and Computer Use Policy and Code of Conduct apply to Google+ usage.
Make sure you check out these other Google+ resources:
For an overview of Google+ features, check out the Google+ Overview.
For details on using Google+, see the Google+ Help.
Please use the Google Help sections listed above to explore these features further. If you have trouble with other technology issues, you may contact the Technology & Media Resources help desk by logging onto http://help.nnu.edu and submitting a ticket.