UW Emergency Management

January 18, 2018

Trouble using Google products with your NetID for the Virtual Emergency Operations Center??


UW Emergency Management will sometimes utilize Google products to serve our community. This includes: Google Forms, Google Sites, Google Docs and Sheets, etc. Whether or not you are familiar with using Google products of any kind, it should be easy for anyone with a NetID to access whatever product we are asking you to use.

If you are having trouble accessing the google product that we have sent you-
  1. Close out of your browser and/or open a brand new window
  2. Type in the web address bar: www.google.com
  3. If you are already signed into a Google account, there will be a circle at the top right with either a letter or your profile picture for that account. Click on that circle, and then click “Sign Out” on the bottom right.
  4. If you are not signed into any account (or you completed step 3), there will be a blue rectangle that reads “Sign in” in the top right corner. Click the rectangle.
  5. A small window will pop up asking you to sign in. Enter your full UW email address onto the “Email or phone” line (NetID@uw.edu) and click Next.
  6. You will be redirected to a University of Washington page asking you to enter your UW NetID and corresponding password. (This should look familiar)
  7. This brings you back to the original Google search page; you are now logged into Google with your UW NetID.

This should resolve your problem. Please go back to the product you were having trouble with, and try again! Do this by clicking the original link, do not use the back button or simply switch tabs or windows.  

We hope that helps! If you are still having trouble, please send us a note at disaster@uw.edu.