When migrating to G Suite for Education, it's best to start small and expand from there. You need to present the plan to staff, but you don’t want to bury them with detail. Google recommends a communication plan consisting of a series of emails that provides information and aims to build support over time.
Slow and Steady
Some organizations choose to start with email and calendars rather than undertaking a full-blown transition. This could be an effective way to ease into the change. “The whole suite of apps was available from day one, but we only trained staff on Gmail to begin with,” says Dean Stokes, a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer. “People have to log in to check their email so it’s an easy process to move from that point.”
“We initially rolled out Google Drive and this got staff used to the idea of a browser being something that could be used for more than just surfing the net,” says James Kieft, UK-based Group Learning and Development Manager at Activate Learning.
There are many different ways to implement G Suite and you should tailor your approach based on your knowledge of your staff. However, introducing the program in small bites has proven to be most effective in the case of our experts.
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