NovoEd provides seamless and and secure access to Google tools in the team workspace. We encourage the use of Google tools as they easily facilitate online team collaboration.
This article answers frequently asked questions about Google account integration with the team workspace. If you are curious about adding or canceling your Google account integration, see this article.
What does Google account integration enable?
There are two main collaboration tools enabled by Google account integration. First are Google Documents, which allow for the creation of documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows that can be edited collaboratively by all members of your team. The documents are secure, and can only be accessed by members of your team.
Secondly, Google account integration provides the opportunity to conduct seamless Google Hangouts with your teammates. With integration, your team will be able to simply open a video chat with any and all members of your team with one click directly from the workspace.
Why is my Google email shown to my teammates?
In collaborative Google Documents created on the team workspace, your Google email address is visible to your teammates in the Google Documents viewer. In order to ensure your Google Documents are viewable and editable only by members of the team, secure permissions are granted individually to each member of the team. When specific permissions are directly granted, Google displays the email addresses of the collaborators.
Does NovoEd access all of your Google Drive folders if integration is accepted?
No! NovoEd can only access the files in yourGoogle Drive that are created in the team workspace. Other files in your Google Drive cannot be touched, looked at, or accessed in any way, shape, or form.
How can I enable Google account integration if I do not want to accept the terms?
You can easily create a new Google account to use only for Google account integration with the team workpsace. The account you use for team workspace collaboration tools does not have to be the same email address you have as your primary NovoEd email address that you use to sign in.
You can also also easily add or cancel Google account integration for a course at any time, see this for more information.
How can I collaborate with my team if I decline Google account integration?
Some collaboration features are still available to use, including team messaging, meeting scheduling, and even the ability to upload/download documents to/from the team workspace. Although workspace-integrated Google Documents and Google Hangouts are unavailable, your team can still decide on other additional options for collaboration, including Skype, among other programs. We do, however, highly recommend making sure all teammates understand what collaboration tools are being used for assignments and projects.