The COVID-19 pandemic emerged almost three years ago. The pandemic upended almost every facet of life, including K12 education. Lockdowns forced schools to close their doors. Schools had to scramble to find devices, hotspots, accessories, and software to support remote learning.
Many schools purchased G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) licenses to address these challenges. GSEfE offered schools the resources and tools they needed to support online learning, like breakout rooms, class recordings, polls, and more. Often, schools purchased GSEfE with three-year promotional discounts.
Fast forward to today, learning has changed again, and the three-year promotional discounts are expiring for many customers. Learning for K12 students is largely in-person again. Instead of lockdowns and remote learning, the biggest challenges facing EdTech leaders today are protecting your district from ransomware, centralizing technology platforms, simplifying access, and controlling costs while navigating tighter budgets.
If your GSEfE licenses are expiring, what are you to do?
Google has retired GSEfE licenses. Google Workspace for Education Plus licenses are the comprehensive solution to the challenges you’re facing today. With Google Workspace for Education Plus you can access enhanced security features and tools to better protect your district from ransomware, teaching and learning features like originality reports to help support your educators, more storage, and more tools for collaboration like document approvals, email marketing tools, and more.
K12 schools and districts are the most targeted sector for ransomware and other cyberthreats. Is your institution prepared? Google Workspace for Education Plus gives you the ability to find threats and instantly take action with the Security Investigation Tool, set granular login policies with Context-Aware Access, scans every incoming email attachment with Security Sandbox, and displays all of your security events in the Security Dashboard. Education Plus allows you to proactively prevent security threats so you can better protect your district, your data, and your users.
For schools and districts that are currently using G Suite for Education, the transition to Google Workspace for Education Plus is easy. All of the data and settings from GSEfE will automatically transfer to the new platform, so there is no need to worry about losing any important information.
Google Workspace for Education Plus is the perfect solution for educational institutions looking to streamline operations, save time and money, and increase collaboration. With Google Workspace for Education Plus, teachers, staff, and students can access all the tools they need in one place to create engaging learning experiences. It provides a secure environment with powerful tools such as Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. It also allows users to collaborate in real-time from anywhere in the world.
If you’re looking for the right solution for your school, we can help! The team at Kincaid IT has helped countless school districts adopt and utilize Google Workspace for Education Plus. Reach out today to get started.
When it comes to purchasing Google Workspace for Education Plus, schools and districts should consider working with Kincaid IT. Kincaid IT provides expert consultation and support to help schools and districts fully leverage the capabilities of Google Workspace for Education Plus. Kincaid IT can help ensure a smooth and successful transition, and can provide ongoing support to ensure the platform is being used to its fullest potential.
Overall, moving from G Suite for Education to Google Workspace for Education Plus is a great choice for schools and districts looking to improve their learning and teaching environment, especially during the pandemic. The platform offers a wide range of tools and features that can support collaboration, communication, and creativity in the classroom.
Kincaid IT Can Help!
In addition, Kincaid IT offers resources and support to help with the transition process. This includes on-demand training, webinars, and educators and technology professionals who can provide guidance and best practices.
Want to learn more about the migration process? Check out our upcoming webinar, “Moving from GSEfE to Google Workspace for Education Plus” or Contact Us to learn more. It is our hope that you come to see Kincaid IT as your partner in educational technology so the next time you have a question or a project, big or small, you think of us.