Google Workspace Email

ETS now provides a service based on the Google Workspace for Education platform, which meets the needs of customers of the Connect service.


Google Workspace Calendar

Google Calendar is the campus-wide calendaring service for UCSB.


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Google Workspace Chat

Google Workspace Chat is now available to Connect customers. Chat is an instant messaging tool which allows you to chat online with a person or a group of people.

Google Workspace Groups & Mailing List Service

In general, a mailing list provides the ability to send a message to a single email address and have it distributed to multiple recipients.  Connect currently supports two separate mailing list tools which are described below.

Google Workspace Drive & File Sharing

My Drive and Shared Drives are distinct offerings from Google that both allow for file storage and collaboration.  Both of these services provide real time editing when using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms.


Preparing UCSB Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) will be rolling out Duo Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for the campus instance of Connect/Google Workspace.  This will affect Gmail, Calendar, Drive and all other Google apps associated with your UCSBnetID account.

Unable to access Google Workspace Account - Former student, staff, or faculty user

Once you are no longer affiliated with campus but still have an active Connect account, you are required to enroll in Google's 2-Step Verification (2SV). 

Google Workspace Transfer Your Content

You do have the ability to transfer your Google Workspace content from your UCSB account to a personal Gmail account.


Guidance for Connect Functional Accounts

Some general guidance for using or sharing Connect Functional Accounts with 2SV enabled.

Delegating Access to Your Account

Connect Google Workspace allows you to delegate access to your email (and/or calendar) so that other people can manage your email and calendar without having to know your password. Giving your Connect account password out is not recommended.  If you manage Connect functional accounts, you can delegate access to those who require it, on an as needed basis.