At my previous institution, we used a set-up similar to what Kenneth
described. However, we also allowed staff and faculty to opt-in to use
everything in GAFE except for the email portion of it. This allowed the
use of Google Docs/Drive, Sites and Calendar without email. There was
technically an inbox that users saw when they logged in, but mail wasn't
routed to it.
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On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 03:23:43PM -0500, Julia Gray wrote:
> Hi -
> Sorry for those of you who see this twice, I'm trying a few avenues in
> my search for answers.
> Has anyone as part of their Google Apps for Education roll out
> implemented Calendar before gmail? Or is using Calendar without gmail?
> As you may be able to tell, we're still in our planning stages, and
> I'm trying to determine what functionality Calendar has (or doesn't
> have) if you don't incorporate gmail; I can't seem to find any really
> clear documentation, as it seems that Google assumes you will be
> utilizing all of their products, even though the documentation I did
> find says you can opt out of (and later opt back in to) using various
> apps, including gmail.
> Julia Gray
> Web something
> Oakton Community College
We are a mixed bag here. The undergraduate students have GMail along with
the Calendar and other apps. Graduate students, staff and faculty use our
on-campus mail system. It works well, the one complication that we had was
to restrict which aliases are presented to the users when inviting others
to meetings. They have now added some filtering ability to the Googe
Domain admins that allows only "correct" addresses to show up in the
drop-down lists. It works well barring that caveat.
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