Gmail & Google Docs

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I cannot get the iCloud account set up.

To create your iCloud account you MUST use your BCHS email AND your school password!

If you are experiencing problems, please contact Mrs. Homan.

How do I make a google doc with my iPad?

1. Sign in to your google account using the Safari Browser and BCHS email login.

2. Whenever you have a chance to choose, click view as 'Desktop', not Mobile. This is often at the very bottom of the page, and may need to be clicked several times while you are making the document or viewing a document.


2. Click on  'Drive', then 'Create'. You'll see the list of items you can make. Choose Document. On the next page, click 'View in 'Desktop' , and you'll be in the area to create your document, much as you would in Word.

#3 is used to upload other documents or folders into your google drive.

 

How do I open my email?

  1. Go to google.com. On the upper right, you'll find the signin.
  2. Click to go to the login page. Enter your full email address (it ends in '@bishopchatard.org')  and password there.
  3. [important]If you need to reset your email password, see Ms. Homan to do that.[/important]
  4. On the next page, you'll see 'Mail' on the right. (If it isn't visible, click the icon on the right to find it.)

ON YOUR iPAD

You can set up your email so that it is accessible via the 'Mail' icon in the dock.

  1.  Click on the  'Settings' icon.
  2.  Next, click on 'Mail, Contacts, Calendars'.  Then, choose 'Add an Account'.  To add a BCHS email account, choose 'GMail'.
  3. Add your email and your password. Click next until finished.
  4. Your  email will now be accessible via the 'Mail' icon in the dock.

I'm not receiving emails sent to my BCHS email. Why?

For the safety of our students, Bishop Chatard's student emails are set so that only people within the school community can send emails to BCHS students. Also, students can only send emails to those within the BCHS mail system.

If a person is outside this system, you won't receive their emails and they won't receive yours.

We encourage each student to create a personal gmail account for other communications.

CLICK HERE for video directions on how to setup a gmail account.

SENIORS:  Don't use your BCHS student email on college applications, recommendations or scholarship applications.  Create an email of your own to use for these communications. Gmail accounts are one suggestion.

How do I make a google doc with my iPad?

1. Sign in to your google account using the Safari Browser and BCHS email login.

2. Whenever you have a chance to choose, click view as 'Desktop', not Mobile. This is often at the very bottom of the page, and may need to be clicked several times while you are making the document or viewing a document.


2. Click on  'Drive', then 'Create'. You'll see the list of items you can make. Choose Document. On the next page, click 'View in 'Desktop' , and you'll be in the area to create your document, much as you would in Word.

#3 is used to upload other documents or folders into your google drive.

I need to share a google doc with my teacher. How do I do that?

To share a google doc:

  1. Open your document and click on the blue 'Share' button on the top right.
  2. Enter the person's email address in the 'Add People' box.
  3. You'll see by their name: 'Can Edit'.  That means they can make changes to your paper if you need them to. Click the arrow and you can change their permission for your document to 'Can comment' (they can add comments, but not change your paper) or 'Can view' (They can only see it, nothing else.)
  4. If you want the person to receive an email that you've shared the document, leave the 'Notify pepole via email' checked. If not, uncheck.
  5. Click 'Share and Save'.
  6. Once shared, the person will see your document in their document list.

 

What is the difference between google docs and google drive?

[important]In a nutshell: Google Docs are contained in Google Drive, but Google Drive also can have files that you have uploaded from other sources, like videos, and photos.[/important]

A GOOGLE DOC is a document, spreadsheet, presentation or other document made in your google  account ( Log in to your account at google.com with your BCHS email and password).

GOOGLE DRIVE holds all of your google documents PLUS:

  •   You can add .pdfs, videos, or images to store or share in your Google Drive from  your desktop.
  •   You can create folders of collections of documents that you can share with others

 Why Use Google Drive?

Your documents are saved 'in the Cloud' when they are in Google Drive, and can be viewed wherever you have internet access. It's a great backup for your files.