Google Apps at NC State Gmail is the official email provider for all NC State students, faculty and staff. Beyond Gmail, Google Apps @ NC State provides a number of other apps to help students, faculty and staff educate, communicate and collaborate.
Consumer Apps became available to NC State on Monday, November 12, 2012, and all users had to agree to a new Terms of Service the first time they logged in to their Google Apps @ NC State account after the change. This agreement had to take place even if you would not be using any of the new consumer apps. You had to agree to the terms in order to get to your Gmail, Drive/Docs, or Calendar, and then could optionally use or not use the consumer apps. See the complete list of the Consumer Apps made available on Nov. 12.
The "big picture" information below describes the difference between the "Core Apps" Terms of Service and the new "Consumer Apps" Terms of Service. For a graphical depiction of what happened when you were presented with the new Terms of Service, see the Terms of Service Flow. To learn more about the difference between Core Apps and Consumer Apps, visit Core Apps vs. Consumer Apps.
There was a special Google Consumer Apps Lunch & Learn on Google+ Hangout on Air on Wednesday, Nov. 14; visit Google Consumer Apps Lunch & Learn for more information and to view a recording of the session.