Using U-M Google collaboration tools at Michigan Medicine

July 18, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

With U-M Google collaboration tools — including Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets and Google Forms — you can create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, questionnaires and more while collaborating with colleagues in real time, provided your work doesn’t include protected health information (PHI) or certain other types of sensitive, regulated data. (Refer to the Sensitive Data Guide for details on the types of data appropriate for U-M Google services.)

The documents you create are stored online in Google Drive. You can then share these files with collaborators and access them from any computer, smartphone or tablet. U-M Google collaboration tools have unlimited storage and are available to all members of the U-M and Michigan Medicine communities.

Never used U-M Google collaboration tools? Here are some tips:

  • Any content or files containing PHI or certain other types of sensitive, regulated data CANNOT be created with or stored in Google. Visit this Collaboration page to learn about Michigan Medicine tools that can be used to share sensitive data, such as SharePoint and MiShare.
  • Log in using your UMICH (Level-1) username and password (; NOT your Michigan Medicine (Level-2) username and password (

Want to learn more? Go to the U-M Google: Collaboration site for more information.