WVU Parkerburg Student Google Apps Documentation:

Select an App from the list below:

Gmail Overview:
Gmail is the email service for the institution. Gmail offers the flexibility to view email on your desktop (via Microsoft Outlook) or through a web client. Your email address will end “@wvup.edu“ NOT gmail.com.


1. What will my new email address be? 
     Your email address structure will be your WVUP Email username with '@wvup.edu' at the end.
  • Example:   jdoe7@wvup.edu   
2. How do I set up my email on a smartphone or mobile device?

3. How do I change my WVUP Email Password?

Using Your Email with the Gmail Web Client Tutorials: o Gmail Navigation o Creating and Sending an Email

Google Calendar Overview:
  • Allows for easy time-management and the ability to share and see calendar information with others.

Google Calendar Web Client
Didn't find what you were looking for?
        o For more information, please see Google Calendar Online Support available here.


Google Drive Overview:
  • Google Drive is a web-based file maintenance center.
  • It allows you to save, edit and create documents spreadsheets, presentation slides and drawings using Google Docs.
  • Google Docs is a service within Google Drive. You can also open Gmail attachments in Google Docs to view and make edits.

1. If I upload a file to Google Drive, how do I edit it if I need to?
  • Microsoft files uploaded to Google Drive, and are accessed using the Installed version, will be edited using
    the Microsoft Office Suite installed on the computer.
  • If you use the web version to view or make changes, not all files can be edited using the web tools for Google Drive.
                         o Editable File Types:
                              - .cvs
                              - .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word Files)
                              - .html
                              - .pptx or .pps (Microsoft PowerPoint Files)
                              - .ods
                              - .rtf
                              - .txt
                              - .xls or .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Files)
  • If you create a Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings file in the Google Web Client, you can only edit the
    files in the Google Web Client.
  • You can download a Google-created file and it will be saved in its corresponding format:

  •                  o Google Docs = .docx
                     o Google Slides = .pptx
                     o Google Sheets = .xlsx
2. How do I rename or remove a file from Google Drive Installed?

     o Rename a File:
        Right-Click the file inside of Google Drive Installed and select RENAME to rename a file.

     o Remove a File:
        Right-Click the file inside of Google Drive Installed and select DELETE to remove a file.

Google Talk Overview:
  • Google Talk is an optional instant messaging system which allows you to chat with other users.
  • In order to chat with a user, the user must accept an add request, as with other instant messaging systems.

Google Talk via Gmail Web Client:

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