Google Workspace for Education is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools, which includes:


Collectively, these are known as Google core services. These core services are available to the UCSB community (students, faculty, staff, and affiliates) at no-cost, with no advertisements. These services are covered under the University of California system-wide contract with Google. 

Your UCSB Connect/Google account includes additional consumer services such as Photos, Maps, iTunes, etc.  These services are not covered under our UC system contract and may not be available campus-wide.

Please note: Additional Google Workspace Marketplace Apps are available for your use, but are also not covered under our UC contract. View full list of enabled Marketplace Apps.

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At a Glance

Key benefits and features:

  • Collaboratively create, edit, and share across teams using tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and more
  • Communication tools including Google Meet, Gmail, and Chat
  • Data loss prevention for Gmail and Drive
  • Can be used in compliance with FERPA, COPPA, and GDPR
  • Mobile applications available for iOS and Android

Specific features:

  • Cloud-based hosting
  • Approved for UC P3 data
  • Data encrypted in transit and at rest

*Google Workspace for Education is not acceptable for any institutional data classified as "critical," including certain personally identifiable human subject data. Please visit the Security website for detailed information related to acceptable data use on Google Workspace.