Google+ is a communication, discussion, and collaboration service that allows you to share information with various people of your choosing, participate in group video conversations with up to 9 people simultaneously, post links and news relevant to to your work, and quickly coordinate and conduct group instant messaging chats.
Like other Google Apps tools, Google+ is all about sharing and collaboration.
If you want to use Google+, you must first create a profile by logging into Google Apps or BroncoMail, and then browsing to https://plus.google.com.
While your profile is public, your full name is the only required information that will be displayed on your profile; you’ll be able to edit or remove any other information you don’t want to share, and you can choose who can and can’t see that additional info.
Google+ accounts within Google Apps and BroncoMail utilize a University email address, and thus are subject to standard University computer account policies and procedures.
A quick overview of Google+:
Getting Started with Google+
- Configuring Your Google+ Profile
- Exploring Hangouts (video)
- Starting and Inviting People to a Hangout
- Using Circles
- All About the +1 Button (video)
- How to Use the Google+ Stream
- Google+ Help Center
- Searching in Google+
- Using Google+ with Mobile Devices
- Settings in Google+ (video)
- System Requirements for Hangouts
- Current Known Issues with Google+
Of course, the OIT Help Desk is available for any questions you may have about Google+. We’re open 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday – Thursday, and 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday. Contact us at 426-4357, or via e-mail at email@example.com.