U-M Google Features & Benefits

Google at U-M provides U-M students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of tools to improve collaboration.

Google Drive File Stream Being Tested.
Google Drive File Stream is an upcoming desktop application that allows you to access your Google Drive directly from your computer and uses almost none of your hard disk space.

The Core Services protected with U-M's contract with Google are:

  • Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail)
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Drive (including Docs, Forms, and Sheets)
  • Groups
  • Sites
  • Hangouts and Hangouts Meet
  • Keep
  • Classroom (not supported as an official U-M LMS)

Additional Services like YouTube, Maps, and Blogger, are available for use but are not covered by the contract. These services may display advertisements, require an additional terms of service agreement and have a separate privacy policy.

  • When registering for a non-core app, if you enter an age below the minimum required, your entire U-M Google account will be locked. Only Google can unlock these accounts, not the U-M Google support team.
  • Google Voice does not support calls to 911.