Google Workspace for Education replaces G Suite for Education
Google has replaced G Suite for Education with Google Workspace for Education. As part of this change, Google Workspace for Education will now be available in four distinct editions instead of just two:
- Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals is the new name for G Suite for Education. It will continue to be free to qualifying schools and universities. If you’re currently using this edition, you won’t see any changes besides a new name and new features.
- Google Workspace for Education Standard is a new option that builds on Education Fundamentals to provide institutions with enhanced security.
- Teaching and Learning Upgrade is a new option that builds on Education Fundamentals or Education Standard to offer advanced video communication capabilities, enriched class experiences in Classroom, and tools that guide critical thinking and academic integrity.
- Google Workspace for Education Plus is the new name for G Suite Enterprise for Education. This includes all features from Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, the Teaching and Learning upgrade and more.
Google has traditionally offered unlimited storage to qualifying schools and universities for free. In July 2022, Google will implement a new pooled storage model for all Google Workspace for Education editions. The new storage model will provide schools and universities with a baseline of 100TB of pooled cloud storage shared across all of their users, more than enough storage for over 100 million docs, 8 million presentations or 400,000 hours of video. To empower admins to adapt to this model and optimize their storage, Google will provide tools to identify and manage how storage is used and allocated far in advance of the policy going into effect.
The update to Google Workspace for Education will take place automatically. Current G Suite for Education and Enterprise for Education customers will start to see the new edition names, Google Workspace Education Fundamentals and Education Plus respectively, in the Admin console in the coming days.
Google Workspace Education Fundamentals and Education Plus are available now. Institutions will be able to purchase Education Standard and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade starting April 14, 2021.