All students at Germanna Community College have access to a VCCS (Virginia Community College System) email account provided by Google. Here are some of the features in your new email account:
- Never expires
- Unlimited storage
- Built-in chat to talk with friends, classmates, or family all from within your inbox
- Import contacts from Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, Hotmail and others
- Incoming messages are automatically grouped to clean up your inbox
- Quick links allow you to get to your calendar or documents quickly without logging in a second time
With your account you get a number of other tools. With Google Calendar you can schedule your social and academic life, create personal calendars, invite friends to events, and set up meeting times with your classmates. Google Docs is great for working on group projects. You can create a text document or spreadsheet, share it with your classmates, and collaborate in real-time. Google Sites is a way for you to easily and quickly create web sites for projects and class assignments by yourself or while collaborating with others. Google Hangouts: allows you to chat in real-time from within your email account.
All GCC students are required to use the VCCS email address as their official email address for school related communication. Students may elect to forward mail (at their own risk) from their official VCCS email account to another (student-selected) email system. Students who use the email services are subject to the Information Technology Student-Patron Ethics Agreement of the Virginia Community College System.