No. Not only is G Suite for Education provided at no cost to qualified educational institutions but ads are not displayed to accounts under the Apps for Education contract.
G Suite for Oregon State:
G Suite for Education is provided at no cost to qualified educational institutions. OSU is not being billed by Google or by any third party in association with this offering.
G Suite for Education has been broadly adopted across the United States. Many OUS institutions such as Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, and Portland Community College now use G Suite for Education, as do other Pac-12 universities such as Stanford.
All ONID accounts were granted access early during the Summer Term 2013. That means all OSU employees, all OSU students, recent graduates, and others who have an ONID account.
All OSU employees and all OSU students have an ONID account. If you currently access Banner, Online Services, Blackboard, myOSU, ONID email, or other university-provided services, then you certainly have an ONID account. You will use the same username and password to access G Suite for Oregon State.
Due to the changes that Google has made to Hangouts (previously Google Chat), the stored conversations are no longer protected by our agreement with Google. Hangouts are now stored in two locations Google Drive (Core App) and also your Hangout application (Non-Core App), since one of the locations is a non-core application the discussions are not protected.
Access to G Suite for Oregon State is tied exclusively to individual ONID accounts. ONID accounts are tied exclusively to individuals. Check out Box for departmental file sharing and storage needs.
Use your ONID username and password to login to G Suite for Oregon State. This is the same username and password combination you use to login to OSU-provided services such as Banner, Blackboard, and myOSU.
If you are an employee or OSU affiliate who has an ONID account, then the answer is No. Use of G Suite is completely optional.
The University is not requiring that students use the Google web interface, but as of December 30th 2013, all student ONID mailboxes have been migrated to Google and all ONID mail for students is now delivered via Google.
OSU's contract with Google covers the "core" G Suite for Education. These are:
Google continues to add new apps, offer fee-based enhancements of existing apps, and provide links to the third-party developed "Marketplace Apps" that further extend G Suite functionality. Unfortunately, we can't automatically activate each one for OSU because we need to make sure the app doesn't inappropriately access University data or share your personal information. Hence, each application must be evaluated for privacy, security, and potential costs, which is time consuming. If an application that isn't currently enabled in G Suite for Oregon State would be particularly important to have available as a service, send us your request and we'll document it for future consideration.
Students are not required to use the Google web interface. If you prefer, you may set up an IMAP email client to send and receive your ONID email. You may also forward your ONID email to another email address following the migration of ONID email to Google. Instructions are posted to the Helpdocs website.
No. Use of G Suite is completely optional and employees' ONID mailbox will not be migrated to G Suite for Oregon State.
Exchange accounts for employees, which are typically associated with an @oregonstate.edu email address, will not be migrated or otherwise directly affected by ONID email migration.
First, please note that you may continue using ONID webmail and you do not have to transition to using Google for email. However, if you want to transition to Google for your ONID email, you will first need to opt in to Google Mail, and then you will need to forward your own email. For any employee wishing to take this step, we recommend that you clean your ONID mailbox so that irrelevant or overly large email messages do not slow down the migration of your email to Google.