Google+ allows people to collaborate and communicate. It is excellent for video conferencing and you can have status update discussions with your own defined ‘circles’ of contacts. However, Google+ should be considered an external service and should not be used with sensitive University information.

About Google+

Google+ is not covered by the same agreements as Google Apps for Education.

Video Conferencing

Google+ allows video conferencing via 'Hangouts'.


You can organise your contacts into circles to target your discussions.


Streams in Google+ are like status updates in Facebook but can be targeted to your circles and can be measured in terms of 'ripples'.