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Social networking that joins up all Google account services

The Google+ is a social networking site that fully integrates with other services such as Google Drive, Gmail and YouTube and allows separate work/study accounts to be created. It also includes Google Hangouts for informal video chat.

Desktop, mobile
Users should be aware that content they post on this site is not held on a university-owned server. If material posted here is used for formal assessment, this material should also be submitted via a university-owned platform (preferably duo). Staff should make alternative arrangements for students who have reason not to use this site.

Users should ensure that they understand who will be able to see their personal details and content they post, and how to change privacy settings. Staff must adhere to the university's information security policies. Students should review the university's guidance on Online safety

Both staff and students should ensure that content posted adheres to copyright law; see the university's guidance on Copyright Licensing. Third-party materials should be referenced as they would be in traditional academic work.

Light touch: The Educational Development Unit can support Business School staff in getting started with the basics.

Google Communities User Guide
Google Hangouts Big Three Tips
Google Hangouts Tools

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