Core Apps and Consumer Apps

What’s the difference?

Core Services (Apps) are fully supported by Information Services and Technology (IST) and are included in the University of Alberta’s agreement with Google.

Additional Consumer Services (Apps) are available to UAlberta accounts, and support is available at Google help centers and forums. There is an additional Terms of Service agreement when you use one of these apps.


Core Services (Apps)

Additional Consumer Services (Apps)

  • Governed by the G Suite Education Edition Agreement between University of Alberta and Google.
  • Governed by agreements (Terms of Service) between you (the user) and Google. Most Consumer apps are governed by the general Google Terms of Service, but some have app-specific Terms of Service.
  • These Terms of Service do not apply to you until you log in and start using a specific Consumer app.
  • Supported by IST. 
  • IST can escalate issues to Google’s Enterprise support.
  • No ads in Core apps, and no customer data from Core apps is used for advertising purposes (in either Core or Additional Services).
  • Consumer apps may show ads.
Available List of Core Apps enabled include:
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Chrome Sync
  • Google Classroom* 
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms
  • Google Drive 
  • Google Groups for Business
  • Google Hangouts, Hangouts Chat, and Hangouts Meet
  • Google Keep
  • Google Sites
  • Google Tasks

*only for the purpose of a closed project


List of Consumer Apps** enabled include:
  • Blogger
  • Chrome Web Store
  • Google+
  • Google Alerts
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Books
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • Google My Maps
  • Google Payments
  • Google Photos
  • Google Play
  • Google Takeout
  • Google Voice
  • YouTube

** Not all of the Consumer apps are available. Those that are enabled let you use your UAlberta credentials (CCID and password) when you need to access the apps for school or work.