Creating a Google Account for Edumail users

1.    Go to the Google Apps Edumail domain by typing “www.google.com/a/edumail.vic.gov.au” into your browser address bar (or use a desktop shortcut or bookmark to get there instead).

2.    Choose “create an account here” (lower left of screen) and complete the steps that follow.

3.    Check your edumail account, click on the confirmation link and you’ll be taken to a Google webpage confirmring that your email address has been verified.  Then choose “Click here to continue” and you’ll be able to use Google Apps to communicate, share and collaborate with colleagues who use Edumail.

UPDATE: Google closed “Google Apps for Teams”, the system being used by DEECD. Fortunately, there is an even better alternative for Edumail users – Google Apps for Education (GAFE). With GAFE you can even redirect your edumail to your Google Apps account and have all the convenience and portability of gmail for your professional communications.

Google Apps desktop shortcut for Edumail users

Last year the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) migrated 1.2 million students to Google Apps after having moved 1.5 million students to Gmail in 2008.  Now Victoria’s Deparment of Education and Early Childhood Education (DEECD) has setup a domain for teachers and admin staff using Edumail.

Here’s how to create a desktop shortcut to Google Apps for Edumail users.

1.    Right click on the desktop and choose “New”, then “Shortcut”

2.    Type the location: “www.google.com/a/edumail.vic.gov.au”, then choose “Next”

3.    Type “Google Apps” as the name for the shortcut, then choose “Finish”.