ehelp Google - Changes for Alumni
Due to a recent Google policy change that will affect all higher education institutions, Google Drive storage for Lawrence Technological University alumni will be disabled on September 8, 2022. At this time there will be no changes to alumni email at ltu.edu, which will continue to function normally.
Due to these storage changes, alumni will need to transfer any documents or data stored in Google Drive to another storage solution before September 1, 2022. Depending on the amount of data stored in Google Drive, we recommend downloading or migrating data well before access is disabled on September 1, 2022, as transferring data can take a considerable amount of time depending on internet connectivity. Alumni can download their Drive data using Google Takeout.
For more information on how to use Google Takeout, visit support.google.com/accounts/answer/3024190
* LTU defines 'Alumni ' as those who graduated and received a degree for our University.
You can learn more about this policy change on Google’s blog: blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/google-workspace-for-education. A list of frequently asked questions regarding LTU accounts can be found below. These questions and more information will be updated as necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will I still have access to my LTU email?
A: Yes, your LTU email will remain and function as it does now. It is only Google Drive that is being disabled.
Q: Will I still have access to Google Photos?
A: No, as Google Photos uses Drive storage you will no longer have access to it just like Drive.
Q: I am an LTU Alumni but am currently an employee at LTU. Will my drive be disabled or will I still have access to it?
A: Any active LTU students or employees will retain access to Google Drive.
Q: I just recently graduated from LTU. When will my drive be disabled?
A: Active users retain access for up to one year. If you just graduated, then you will continue to have access for up to one year since your last courses taken.
Q: Can you convert or migrate my account to not be part of LTU's domain?
A: No. Google does not provide that functionality.
Q: I tried to share the files with my personal account and change the owner, but Google says that is not allowed. Can you enable it?
A: Unfortunately not. Google gives us the ability to control external sharing, but there are no settings to allow ownership transfer outside the organization.