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Getting started with Google apps at WOU

You can access your email and other Google Apps by signing into the WOU Portal and clicking on the Google icon. There is a link to the Portal at the top of every university webpage. Learn more about the other services you can access from the Portal on the Portal Tutorial Page.

Important Note: Your Google Apps username is your PawPrint username followed by “” (e.g. You won’t need this to sign in, but you will need to remember this when sharing calendars and documents with other WOU users or they may not be able to access the information you are trying to share with them.


Gmail is a great way to read, organize, and filter your university mail. Check out Google’s support website to learn more about all of Gmail’s features.

Connecting to Gmail with Desktop Mail Applications

Click the links below for information about connecting to Gmail with desktop mail applications:

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Apple Mail
  • Other Applications
Connecting to Gmail with Mobile Devices

You can also connect to WOU Gmail using your mobile phone or tablet. Your email address for configuring Google Apps on a mobile device will be your username followed by (e.g. Click the links below for more detailed instructions:

  • Android
  • iOS

Google Calendar

Google Calendar makes it easy to share calendars with anyone at WOU as well as other Google Apps users. You can invite others to events and you can have as many different calendars as you want. The integrated Google Tasks app gives you a to-do list as well. Google Calendar will work with most desktop and mobile calendar applications.

Learn more about Google Calendar using Google’s support website.

Google Drive

Google Drive allows you to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online that will also work in Microsoft Office or OpenOffice. You can control who is able to see them, comment on them, and edit them. Several people can even work the same document at once. Google Drive is also a great way to store files online so that you can access them anywhere, anytime.

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