G Suite Resources

Hello and welcome to our G Suite (formerly Google Apps) Resources page at Bard. We’ll try to ease the transition to Gmail and other applications you choose to use with the help of these links. The information on these linked pages will be growing over time so please check back for new information regularly. NOTE: G Suite, including Gmail, will not be available to you under your Bard email address until Bard IT has converted your email account to Google.

(from an article on Google’s website) To have the best experience with Google applications on your computer, use a supported, up-to-date browser. You’ll have access to the latest features. And you’ll get improved security and performance.

Firefox, Safari and Google

Google supports the current and previous major release of Firefox®, Safari®, and Microsoft® browsers. This currently includes Microsoft Edge™ and Internet Explorer® 11. Each time a new browser version is released, we begin supporting that version and stop supporting the third most recent version.

Tip: If your organization depends on an older version of Internet Explorer, consider a dual browser strategy.


Google supports the latest version of Google Chrome. Normally, Chrome updates automatically when a new version becomes available. If you don’t have the latest version, you can update Chrome yourself. For details, see Update Google Chrome.

NOTE: More information on this article and additional links to browser downloads can be found here.

NOTE: Some users have experienced incompatibilities between Google Chrome and some campus services, including: Space Management and Banner/BIP. If you encounter this, choose another, up-to-date browser.

If you need to know if you, your co-worker or a student has been migrated to Bard Gmail, you can login to the Google Me tool below to find out. Click on the link, login with your Bard username and password, then type in a Bard staff or student’s username in the box provided to see if they have been migrated to Bard Gmail or not. Logout when you’re finished with the tool.
Google Me
G Suite is a web-based application, so you will always access your BardMail and calendar through an Internet browser. To access G Suite:

  1. Logon to your BardMail (Gmail) account by going to this address in your browser:

  2. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, click the six dot menu icon to the left of the notifications icon (bell icon) and your account icon if you have one. Click the app you want to use.