Activating UW Google Apps
Note: If you have already activated UW Google Apps, you can skip on to the next page.
This is a brief video tutorial on how to activate your UW Google Apps. This is the first step that a student must take in order to create an ePortfolio in Google Sites. If you have general questions about UW Google Apps, go to www.washington.edu/itconnect and click on UW Google Apps.
To activate your UW Google Apps, go to myuw.washington.edu. Next, click on My Account in the top right corner of the screen. In the left navigation on this page, click UW Google Apps.If you haven’t activated your UW Google Apps, this (shown on screen) is the page you will see.
First, in Step 1, you must click the “I agree...” check box, which means that you agree to use your UW Google Apps appropriately, as defined by the UW computing rules.
You can ignore Step 2.
For Step 3, click “No, do not change delivery setting.” You can always change your email forwarding settings at a later time.
In Step 4, make sure your first and last names are spelled correctly.
Finally, click Sign Up.
Once you see this page that congratulates you for signing up, you know that your UW Google Apps are "active".
The easiest way to get to your UW Google Apps is to go to the URL: gmail.uw.edu. You will be prompted to log in with your UW Net ID and password. The first time you enter your UW Google Apps, you will need to agree to Google’s Terms of Service. After you read the terms of service, type the characters you see in the Captcha picture and then click "I accept. Continue to my account". You have successfully activated your UW Google Apps.
For more tutorials on using your UW Google Apps for ePortfolios, go to the Learning Technologies website: www.uwb.edu/learningtech.