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What is G Suite for Edu?
A set of web-based communication and collaboration tools that includes Email, Calendar, Drive (create, share, collaborate, and store files), Sites (easily create personal websites), and Chat (text or video chat with other G Suite users). 

How was G Suite for Edu chosen?
The decision to move to G Suite for Edu was made following the successful move of students to Google in June 2013, and in collaboration with the Academic Technology Advisory Board (ATAB), The Office of the Provost, Directors, Department Contacts, and Vice Presidents.

How is G Suite for Edu different from my personal Google?
Personal or consumer Google accounts have different user agreements. BC G Suite for Education has specific, BC-negotiated terms, and no ads.

Is my BC Google account separate from my personal Google account? 
Yes. The accounts are separate and can remain that way.

Can I use Google Drive?
Yes, but be sure to read the best practices related to data security and Google Drive on BC's Google Help site.

Is my email and information at G Suite kept private and secure?
Yes, the email data is owned by BC - not Google. Google is simply a service provider. These and other concerns have been addressed by BC’s contract developed and executed by BC legal counsel and Google.

Will I see ads when I am using my BC G Suite?
No. You will not see ads on the screen when you look at your Email, Calendar, or Drive.

Will Google search our email for marketing purposes?
No. BC’s contract with Google prohibits that activity.

How much storage do I have on G Suite for Education?

You have an unlimited amount of space to store files in Gmail, Google Drive, and Google + photos.

What is the maximum size for email attachments?
25 MB