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Helpful Tips

We recommend dedicating a browser to your Gustavus Google Account, like Chrome or Firefox. Logging into multiple Google accounts (Gmail and Gustavus GusMail), will likely prevent or complicate access to resources. If Chrome is your favorite browser and you want to use it for both personal and Gustavus accounts you can set up multiple separate sessions by following these instructions. https://www.lifewire.com/managing-multiple-chrome-users-446175 


Moodle

Moodle is accessible anywhere through a browser by navigating to moodle.gac.edu and login with your Gustavus credentials.

Instructions for setting up the mobile app:


Microsoft Office

Did you know you can download the Microsoft Office Suite at no additional cost? Visit office.gac.edu to access Office365 online or download the Office suite onto your device.


Google Drive

Google Drive at Gustavus offers unlimited file storage and easy collaboration with instructors or other students by allowing file sharing. Navigate to drive.google.com and login with your Gustavus credentials if prompted.

Google Drive mobile app: Android or iPhone
Google Drive training on Hoonuit: https://learnit.hoonuit.com/2659/learnit?cn=gustavus


Google Hangouts Meet

Google Hangouts Meet is a video conferencing application. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 250 users per high-definition video meeting that can be recorded. It shows a Join button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting.

Google Meet from a mobile device:
Google Hangouts Meet app: Android or iPhone
Start a Google Hangout Meet on the fly: https://youtu.be/sfd9vqc-LTI 
Join a scheduled Google Hangout Meet: https://youtu.be/cqsqcJLYwMg 
Google Meet options on a mobile device (available on iPhone and updated Android app): https://youtu.be/h7YbpNR3wFQ 

Ways you can use Google Hangouts Meet:
Live lectures / webinars
One on one virtual meetings
Group virtual meetings
Student group work

Tips for using Google Hangouts Meet:
Mute the Microphone in a live lecture by clicking the microphone icon on screen.
No Internet? You can call in from a phone using the “Join by phone” options in google Hangouts meet.

Google Hangouts Meet Tutorials:
Set up a pre-scheduled google Hangouts meet through google calendar: https://youtu.be/JE13x_V5eqw
Start a google Hangouts meet instantly: https://youtu.be/acd8QnbKsro
Record your meeting and other helpful tips: https://youtu.be/PiRdWB8NnBI

Google Meet Grid - this is an excellent Chrome extension that allows you to see all participants in a meeting in one view: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-meet-grid-view/bjkegbgpfgpikgkfidhcihhiflbjgfic  


Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts makes it easy to communicate one on one or with a group of people. Google Hangouts allows for chat or video chat. Google Hangouts are available in your GusMail interface.

Google Hangouts mobile app: Android or iPhone
To watch a video tutorial on how to use Google Hangouts, navigate to: https://youtu.be/DPZb3D0500I 


Hoonuit

Hoonuit is an online, on demand, training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 technology applications, including Microsoft, Google, and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into very small chunks, and presented in videos of one or two minutes, so learners can easily and quickly find the training they need on specific topics. 24/7 access to training offers flexible, just-in-time learning - no more registering or waiting for a class to happen some time in the future. Hoonuit narrated video tutorials are ready when you are! Simply type your keywords, optionally add filters for application, topic and category, and click the Search button.

  • To access Hoonuit, navigate to gustavus.edu/hoonuit and login with your Gustavus credentials if prompted.

Virtual Lab

Use virtual lab in these scenarios:
You need to access secure sites and you don’t have a secure wifi connection.
You need to access library content.
You need access to Adobe Creative Cloud Tools, SPSS, or other software that you do not have on your personal device. For a list of software on the virtual lab, navigate to https://gustavus.edu/gts/Virtual_Lab

3 ways to access virtual lab:


Scan to PDF from a Mobile Device

iPhone Users
We recommend using the Notes app that is already on all iPhones. You can scan items using your phone camera and save as PDF. You can then choose to share that PDF via email, text, or Google Drive. For more information on this process, please navigate to https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-documents-to-your-phone-or-tablet-4155329 

Android Users
We recommend using the Google Drive app that can be installed from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.docs&hl=en_US . You can can items using your phone camera and save as a PDF. You can then choose to share that JPDF via Google Drive. For more information on this process, please navigate to https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-scan-documents-to-your-phone-or-tablet-4155329 


FREE Adobe Creative Cloud until May 31, 2020!

Adobe Creative Cloud is offering their products for free until May 31, 2020! To take advantage of this amazing opportunity, please navigate to https://gts.blog.gustavus.edu/2020/03/26/temporary-access-to-adobe-creative-cloud-products-on-your-personal-device/ for complete instructions.

Internet Resources Near You

Many Internet and cellular service providers have stepped up during the crisis to offer options for those in need. We encourage you to check with your local services to see what may work for you:

https://gts.blog.gustavus.edu/2020/03/31/internet-resources-near-you/