There are so many ways to communicate in today's world. To "stay connected" you should know how to:
With so many "easy" ways to communicate, it has become necessary to eliminate and consolidate all these methods into a centralized form of communication. Until now, however, programs that consolidated communication were pricey and hard to figure out.
In an effort to be better stewards of both time and money, Ozark Christian College has partnered with Google to provide cutting edge communication tools to our faculty, staff, students, alumni, administrators and trustees. These tools are provided to enable everyone to communicate more efficiently and quickly by removing the traditional obstacles such as separate mailboxes, email lists, time zones, and document management systems.
Google Apps provides you with the next-generation tools you need to handle an increasing volume of information, stay in the loop while on the go, and communicate, share and collaborate with your colleagues, customers and partners. Google Apps offers a secure and scalable platform for communicating, sharing and collaborating anytime, anywhere.
Chat- Enables you to exchange instant text messages with your contacts and have voice conversations over the web, and it's completely free - you can connect with friends, family and co-workers all over the world without spending a dime.
Calendar- Helps you easily organize all of your event-related information, including personal schedules, friends' and co-workers' agendas and public calendars that contain events that you are interested in. You can view all this information side-by-side, making it easier than ever for you to make plans with others. We will publish a master list of events and important dates, too.
Docs- Web-based word processing and spreadsheet program that makes collaboration more efficient. It lets you keep a document online that others in your organization can edit and update simultaneously right from their browsers, so you don't need to keep track of attachments latest versions. Each revision is automatically saved for you, so you can see who changed what, and revert to an older version at any point.
Web pages- Creating and publishing simple web pages should be quick, easy and free. Google Sites lets you choose from a host of templates and customize them with your organization's content and images, all within a simple what-you-see-is-what-you-get online interface. When you're happy with how things look, publish your pages to the web with a single click.
Google Talk- The Google Talk downloadable application for Windows offers many features for communicating with your friends and family.
Instant messaging — Chat with all of your Google Talk and Gmail contacts in real time.
Free PC-to-PC voice calls — You can talk to anyone else for free who's online and has the Google Talk client.
Send and receive voicemails— If the person you're calling isn't available, you can leave a voicemail.
Unlimited file transfers — Send files to your contacts. There are no file size or bandwidth restrictions.
Gmail notifications on your desktop — When you're signed into Google Talk, you'll be notified of new messages in your Gmail inbox.