Colby Apps (Email...)

Google e-mail provides a web-based interface for reading and sending messages and includes numerous features for managing, searching and organizing messages. Google e-mail is the preferred email system for everyone with an open Colby account and password.

Mailing Lists
Google Groups allows the user to email a defined group of people. Contact the ITS Support Center to utilize this feature.

Google Calendar is available to everyone with an open Colby email address and password. Google Calendar facilitates time management, the sharing of individual calendars and the scheduling of meetings.

Create a new document and edit with others at the same time — from your computer, phone or tablet. Get stuff done with or without an internet connection.

Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyze results in Google Forms

Google Hangouts, including Meet and Chat, allows text, video and SMS messaging thru computers and mobile devices. What you can do with Hangouts:

  • Make video & conference calls
  • Make phone calls on Wi-Fi or data
  • Send chat messages
  • Share photos, videos, locations, and stickers

Create a new presentation and edit with others at the same time. Get stuff done … Use Slides to edit PowerPoint files.

Cloud Storage
Google Drive provides cloud-based file storage and synchronization to local devices (Windows/Mac/IOS/Android). Google online storage for photos, videos, presentations, PDFs – even Microsoft Office files. No matter what type of file it is, everything can be stored safely in Drive.  Files in Drive are private and secure, until you decide to share them. You can quickly invite others to view, comment, and edit any file or folder you choose. It’s online collaboration made easy.


For help with many of the above services provided by Google, including out of office replies; calendar sharing and exporting; and many other features, please visit:

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