Online Collaboration

Google Apps

Store your work in the cloud and collaborate with peers.

RMIT’s Google Apps for Education provides a suite of communication and collaboration tools that can be used in your studies.

You can store as many Google files, emails and Google+ photos as you need, up to five terabyte in size.

Learn more about Google Apps.


Access your email whenever and wherever you are. Visit Google’s Learning Center for more information


Organise your study and social activities. Find out more in Google’s Learning Center


Stay in touch and communicate quickly. Visit Gmail help to learn more

Drive and collaboration tools

Create, store, and share documents, presentations and spreadsheet. View the myCommunity post for details


Provides personal and collaborative workspaces for classes. Learn how to get started – visit Google’s Learning Center


Provides a means of conducting group work across different locations. Visit Google+ Help for more information


Offers easy-to-use templates and layouts for anyone to create a blog. Visit Blogger Help Center to get started


Use Hangouts to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos – visit Hangouts Help to find out more

Google Photos

Share and manage your photos and videos. Visit the Google Photo Help Center to find out more

Read Google Apps update alerts

Restore deleted calendar event

Accidentally deleted a calendar event? Now you can restore it yourself - visit the Google Help Forum for details.

Opt in to Google additional services (Google+ and Blogger)

Visit the opt-in web page and follow the link to opt in. Remember, your blogs are public by default. So, if you don’t wish to share with everyone, you can choose to make your blog private by clicking on ‘edit’ under the Blog Readers section in the Settings tab, and then choosing ‘Only these readers’ and following the prompts. View the Control permissions web page for further details.

Once you've opted in, to see the additional tools you will need first to log out of your Google Apps account and log back in again. Then click on the Apps icon, which is located in the top right hand corner of the screen next to your email address. From here, you can toggle into your additional Google apps, alongside your calendar, drive and other standard services. If it is not in the list of tools, click the 'more' button to display the full list.

For information about how to opt out or what to do with your profile if you are leaving RMIT, visit myCommunity.


Logging in

  • Your Google username is your student number followed by e.g.
  • Your default Google password is the letter ‘p’ followed by your date of birth backwards with an exclamation mark ‘!’ at the end e.g. 28 April 1995 is p19950428! You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log in.
  • Do not check ‘Stay signed in’ when accessing from a public or shared computer.

If you have any difficulties logging in, contact the Service and Support Centre.

Switch between Gmail accounts

If you already have a personal Gmail account, you can easily switch between it and your RMIT student email account. To find out how to open multiple Gmail accounts at once and switch between them, visit the Google mail help site.

Known issues


There are several known issues affecting the accessibility of several Google Apps tools. Please review the accessibility options for Google Apps for suggested work-arounds.

Help and support

If you require assistance using Google Apps, please review the frequently asked questions.

If you have any trouble installing the Hangouts plug-in, contact the Service and Support Centre.

You can also get help for Google Additional Services through Google Help Centres and Help forums. And the Service and Support Centre and support staff will provide ‘best-effort’ support.


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