Through a partnership with Google, faculty and students have access to Google Apps for Education. The partnership provides a suite of free tools students can use for studying and collaboration. These include shared documents, presentation slides, spreadsheets, and websites.
To access the tools students can go to www.google.com, click Sign in and log into an account with an Avila username and password. The user name must be appended with @avila.edu to identify the account with Avila. The user name is effectively the student’s Avila email address in the format like firstname.lastname@example.org. Students will use their system password; the same password to access Avila email and campus computers.
If the password does not work students should attempt changing the password before contacting the IT help desk. From off campus students can sign into Outlook Web Access ( https://eaglemail.avila.edu) and use the Options link in the upper right corner of the screen to change the password. From on campus when signed into a campus computer, use Ctrl+Alt+Delete and select Change a Password. Updating the system password will sync the Google account with Avila.
The change password procedure assumes that there are no issues with a student’s existing password. You must sign into Avila with an existing valid password in order to change it. If signing in to Avila is not possible, the students should follow the reset password procedure located here.
Contact the Center for Transformational Learning for information on how to use Google Apps for Education.