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Student Google Accounts

Policies in Vacaville Unified

Account creation and settings:

  • The VUSD Tech Department creates student Google accounts for all students in grades 1-12.
  • Usernames are district email addresses based on student id number and ending in @vacavilleusd.org
  • Passwords are given to the students and teachers at the beginning of the year; students in grades 7 and up are prompted to change the password when first logging in each year. As of Aug. 2017, students in grades 4 and up will also be allowed to change their passwords. Other classes may do the same on request of the teacher.
  • Teachers and parents should keep a list of their students’/children’s passwords so they may log in and monitor the account.

Account access:

All accounts, grades 1-12, have access to Google Drive for creating Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings, as well as Google Classroom for collaborating with their teacher(s) and classmates.

 

Access To...

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-8

Grades 9-12

Gmail

No

Yes, with other VUSD accounts only

Yes, within VUSD and selected sites such as SchoolLoop

Yes, within VUSD and selected sites such as SchoolLoop

Share Google documents

With other VUSD accounts only, and these students are hidden in the directory of users.

Yes, with other VUSD accounts only

Yes, with other VUSD accounts only

Yes, within and outside of VUSD

Comment on Docs, Slides...

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chat on Docs, Slides, etc.

No

No

No

No

Google Sites

View only

View only

Create and view

Create and view

Google Plus

No

No

No

No

Google Hangouts

No

No

No

Yes