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Verifying your domain name

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Now that we've set up Google Apps for education account, it's time

Verifying your domain name

Now that we've set up Google Apps for education account, it's time go ahead and configure Google Apps to work perfect for your educational institution. Google automatically brought us to our Admin screen, which I'm currently at. Because we just set up our account, it's giving me a welcome message with a button that says Start Setup. Let's go ahead and click on the Start Setup button, and then allow Google to walk us through the various steps of configuring our Google Apps for education account. The first thing we need to do is to verify our domain with the Google Apps account. To do this, I'm going to click on the Verify Domain button.

Google's now going to walk me through the steps that I need to do in order to tell Google that I actually own the Orange Valley Schools domain. If you know the provider who registered your domain name, you can choose them from this drop down list. If you don't know the provider, you can simply choose other and then click begin verification to see a list of all the ways that you can prove to Google that you own the particular domain that you chose. Again, Google's going to ask for you to tell you the domain registrar. They want to know this because they can give you specific, step-by-step instructions of how to go into your domain registrar account and make necessary changes to show Google that you own that domain.

I'm going to go and click on the alternate methods, so that we can talk about the various ways that Google asks for you to verify your account. Now, if you currently have a website up and running, and you have Google Analytics already linked to it, the fastest way to verify is to come down and choose Google Analytics and simply log in with the Google analytics account that you're currently using. Another way to verify our account is to upload an HTML file to the root of our web address. The way this works is you can go ahead and download the verification file, which is shown here. It's Google with this long number after it, .html.

I would upload that to my root so that I can then navigate to that web page by going to my school's domain.com/ and, then, the file that Google asks me to upload. Once I've uploaded that file and Google can now access that file online, they will go ahead and consider our domain verified. And the last step is we can add information to the head of a website page that's currently created. So, if I have a website that's created, and I have a code editor or some way to access the code to that website, I can simply go to the index page of that site.

Look for the Head section at the top of the code, copy this metatag, and then paste it into the code, resave that webpage, and then as Google searches my site, they will find this code and know that I am actually the owner of that particular website. Once you choose an appropriate method you can just follow the steps that Google provides in this section to verify your website. I'm going to go and click the Not Now button, since I've already uploaded a webpage to my website, and I'm currently waiting for Google to verify it. Once your website has been verified, Google will then prompt you to move on to the next step of the set-up process.

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Aaron Quigley
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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      42s
    2. Things to know before watching this course
      1m 30s
    3. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 18m 22s
    1. What is Google Apps for Education?
      54s
    2. Setting up Google Apps
      4m 27s
    3. Verifying your domain name
      2m 40s
    4. Adding users
      5m 30s
    5. Customizing Google Apps
      4m 51s
  3. 26m 11s
    1. Configuring Gmail
      7m 37s
    2. Gmail communication
      5m 5s
    3. Creating a school signature
      3m 56s
    4. Archiving school communication
      2m 0s
    5. Sending large attachments
      3m 5s
    6. Using common shortcuts
      4m 28s
  4. 16m 12s
    1. Collaborating with calendars
      4m 47s
    2. Adding office hours with repeating events
      4m 48s
    3. Creating event invitations
      3m 0s
    4. Managing alerts
      3m 37s
  5. 8m 8s
    1. Understanding Google Drive
      1m 44s
    2. Creating a lesson-planning workflow
      3m 21s
    3. Centralizing school documents
      3m 3s
  6. 13m 6s
    1. Understanding Google Docs
      2m 30s
    2. Collaborating with Google Docs
      3m 10s
    3. Surveying other teachers
      7m 26s
  7. 26m 2s
    1. Getting started with a collaborative planning website
      3m 6s
    2. Adding collaborators
      1m 39s
    3. Adding pages
      3m 55s
    4. Styling your website
      5m 14s
    5. Styling individual pages
      4m 49s
    6. Adding dynamic elements for user interactions
      3m 55s
    7. Publishing your website
      1m 55s
    8. Google Sites in the classroom
      1m 29s
  8. 8m 14s
    1. Adding educational apps
      3m 6s
    2. Using YouTube for education
      2m 27s
    3. Teaching with Google Scholar
      2m 41s
  9. 45s
    1. Next steps
      45s

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