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DCU Apps is DCU's installation of Google Apps for Education is a suite of online software applications that Google offers to educational institutions and non-profit organisations free of charge offering excellent benefits. FAQs for Google Apps users

Student Login  - Click here to log into DCU Apps for students. Staff Login - Click here to log into DCU Apps for staff.

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Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is one of the foundations of the DCU Strategy 2012-2017. DCU Apps is a fantastic set of modern applications which is continually updated and upgraded helping DCU to keep pace in a fast-changing IT world. These modern business tools will form an important part of the President's vision for a '21st Century Digital Campus' where state-of-the-art IT is part of the DCU fabric. Some benefits for DCU at a glance:

  1. Data Storage: Students and staff are provided unlimited Email and Drive storage (similar to Dropbox).
  2. Reliability: 99.9% monthly uptime percentage: Google Apps SLA.
  3. Common Platform: Staff and students of DCU (and the linked colleges) using one common set of applications.
  4. Web-Based Access: All applications available from any web browser - no need to install additional software.
  5. Cost Savings: The services are provided by Google at no cost to educational institutions.
  6. Ease of Use: Google employs vast teams of usability experts who continually update and improve the products.
  7. Mobility: DCU Apps are easily configured and synchronised to all your mobile devices allowing 24 X 7 access.



DCU Apps Email is Google's web-based email application. It has a lot of great features you won't find in other email applications. The best way to start working with DCU Apps Email is to become familiar with some of its features. For more information see the tutorials below and visit our training page.

Email Features

  1. Keep Your Email Address: Have an address from the old DCU mail system? You keep it.
  2. Offline Support: Write messages without an internet connection. The next time you connect it will be sent.
  3. Inbox Management: Manage your email using labels and filters to organise.
  4. Powerful Search: By searching across all your emails you can find exactly what you're looking for.
  5. Works with DCU Apps Calendar: Add events straight to calendar from your email.
  6. Spam Filtering: No more spam with Googles cutting edge filtering.


Google Drive

Drive is an online file storage system in the same mold as Dropbox. For the best experience with Google Drive, we recommend you download the Google Drive Application for your personal computer or install it to your DCU machine using ZENworks. You can upload or sync your local files to a server and have an online back-up available to you from any device. For more information on this service click here

Drive Features

  1. Upload Files for Storage: Receive unlimited free storage with DCU Apps.
  2. Share Files: Share files with friends and co-workers easily with DCU Apps Drive.
  3. Google Docs: When using Drive via your web browser you will have access to the Google Docs suite.

Drive Installation

  1. For Personal Computers: Follow this link to the Google Drive website for installation and instructions.
  2. For DCU Device: Follow the simple ZENworks instructions to install it on your machine.
  3. For Browser Use: We highly recommend you use the Google Chrome web browser to get the most out of Drive.

Docs Features

  1. Work Together: Accomplish more and edit files with somebody else in real-time. Even if you're half a world away.
  2. Create & Edit: Create brand new documents, presentations or spreadsheets through Drive or edit an existing file.
  3. Quality Software: Drive offers you everything you would expect from traditional software.
  4. Standard Format: Drive creates documents in popular formats, such as ".doc" and ".pdf".
  5. Ease of Use: The Drive interface is designed by experts to make it as intuitive as possible.
  6. Simply Send: With DCU Apps integration, simply attach a Drive file to an email to send it.


Google Calendar

Organising your schedule shouldn't be a burden. With DCU Apps Calendar, it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place. For more information on DCU Apps Calendar visit here.

Calendar Features

  1. Share Your Schedule: Share your calendar with others and view schedules that others have shared with you.
  2. Get Your Calendar On The Go: Access your Calendar on your smartphone.
  3. Inbox Management: Manage your email using labels and filters to organise.
  4. Never Forget Another Event Again: Customisable reminders help you stay on schedule.
  5. Send Invitations and Track RSVPs: Invite other people to events on your calendar.
  6. Work Offline: Know where you're supposed to be even when you don't have internet access.


Training for Google Apps

Training for Google Apps is a Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with Google Apps. After adding to Chrome, refresh your Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, Google+, Classroom, and Admin Console tabs to access the Training menu. The Chrome app can be downloaded from the ChromeStore

  1. Interactive training - Whether you’re in Gmail, Calendar, Sheets, Slides, or Docs, you can learn and take actions, all at the same time.
  2. In-App experience - Training is accessible directly within Google Apps so you don’t need to leave the application to learn how to use it.
  3. Available to all - Whether it’s to master Google Classroom or the Google Docs, Training for Google Apps is free for Everyone.