Google+ FAQs

What is Google+?

Google+ is like connecting to people in real life. You can chat with up to 25 people at one time, share posts with just one click from your inbox.

At BAKER Google+ is going to be a powerful forwarding our core missions by letting us collaborate quickly and easily, bring expertise into the classroom from anywhere, facilitate interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research, and connect BAKER to the world. For example, Google+ can be used as a standalone service or in concert with the other Google collaborative tools to:
  • hold remote faculty office hours
  • conduct virtual panels
  • bring the worlds experts to the class for invited lectures
  • help students with team projects
  • and much more.

Take a look at this presentation on using Google+

How do I use Google+?

Google+ is connected to your Baker account. To get started, log into your BAKER account and then click the link in the top-left that has a plus sign followed by your first name. 

Once you’ve created your profile, you can search for anyone at Baker and add them to a “circle.” Circles let you manage the people to whom you’re connected. You can add someone to as many or as few circles as you want, and then choose which circles you want to share information with. Since you don’t always share everything with everyone, circles make it easy to share with only certain people or with everyone. For example, you could create a circle for a class, a project, a user group, a department, your get the idea.

What are the advantages of using Google+?

Get work done more quickly. Save time running across campus for meetings. Avoid having to reserve a special meeting room with video conferencing capabilities. Stay in touch with your colleagues and classmates. Since everyone at BAKER can make a profile, you can find and share with people in your department, in your school, or anywhere on campus. You can also share with Google+ users outside of BAKER. With a hangout you can video chat, share documents, even view images or watch a video together.

I have a Google+ profile using my GMail account. How does the Baker Google+ profile fit with my Gmail profile?

Google+ profiles are tied to your email address. If you’ve created a Google+ profile using a personal Gmail account, that profile will be separate from your Google+ profile created using your Baker email address. The two profiles will be maintained separately, and one will not override the other.

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