BURG Google Workspace (G Suite)

The BURG owns a Google Pro account with access to Google Workspace where a variety of different services for digital collaboration can be found. For reasons of data economy, we recommend using services that are not provided by our own BURG Box.

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Google assures a DSGVO-conform handling of the data and user data which is stored on Google servers located within Europe. This means that the files are located outside the BURG servers and there is therefore a risk of data theft and data loss. For this reason, personal data should not be stored here. Further information on this topic can be found in the article "Secure data backup".

What is it for?

  • Google Drive
    This tool offers an alternative to Dropbox and WeTransfer. The memory space is 100TB.  It is possible to create shared folders that can be accessed by several people. To synchronise files with a computer (PC, Mac, Linux) or to access files with mobile devices (Android, iOS), a software can be downloaded here.
  • Google Calendar
    Shared calendars can be created, in which several people can view and create events. 
  • Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations
    Documents and presentations can be edited together. (If possible, use the BURG Box)
  • GoogleMeet
    Video conferences can be held with up to 100 participants. No Google account is required to participate. Video conferences can be streamed live via YouTube. More information about Google Meet
  • Google Surveys
    This tool can be used to create and analyse surveys.

How does it work?

The Google Workspace Training Centre provides detailed information on how to use the individual tools. The instructions can be found under "Learn by product".

For whom?

For all BURG members.


A Google Pro account is available on request for professors, students, teaching staff and administrative staff through the Rechenzentrum.