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Google Workspace

New Google Storage Limitations

Google recently announced a new storage model that will end unlimited storage for K-12 and higher education communities in 2022. Learn more about this change and how to prepare and migrate your data.

How do I log into my Google Workspace account?

To access Google Workspace you must use a combination of your and IdentiKey password at or any core Google Workspace login page.

Although Google asks for your “Email”, the system cannot support the use of your as a username. Instead, use your Identikey username (e.g. buff1234 to log into the service. Once you are in the system you can use your preferred email address (usually first.last to share resources.

*Note: If you have separate Google Account logged in, you may need to click the Choose Account arrow icon, in order to sign in with your account.

What core applications do I receive?

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Persons of interest all receive the following Google Workspace applications:

Note: Email accounts for faculty and staff default to Microsoft Exchange.

Additional Applications

In addition to the core applications mentioned above, CU Boulder has enabled many other applications that are not considered "core" by Google. For a descriptions and help information for all campus enabled applications please visit the Google Application Descriptions page.

*Note: Not all Google provided applications are enabled on the CU Boulder campus, due to a variety of factors. For more information on these factors, please visit the Enabling Google Applications for CU Boulder page.

Help Information

Google Provided

For information on the core applications, visit the following web pages:

OIT Provided


Google Workspace Accessibility

CU Boulder is committed to providing help information and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. Google Workspace accessibility considerations, information for content creators, information for content consumers, alternatives/workarounds, and more can be found on the Google Workspace Accessibility page.


  • Collaboration: Apps like Groups, Chat, Drive and Sites makes online collaboration more effective.
  • Everyone on our campus will have a Google account tied to their IdentiKey account; no more guessing if the person on the other end has compatible programs to view, comment and edit documents.


There is no direct cost for Google Workspace.


Who can get it

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff

How to get it

  • The core applications that you receive depends on your affiliation (see table above)