During the Covid-19 lockdown, The BRIT School, like many other academic institutions around the world, was faced with the unprecedented issue of keeping a large remote student body connected and engaged with their studies.
Being the imaginative people they are, several departments within The BRIT School started to incorporate the creative and collaborative features of Google Workspace into their lesson plans to bridge the divide. Google Classroom and Google Drive in particular gave entire classes the ability to interact, share, and most importantly, continue to learn.
Having seen the benefits of Google Workspace, Jennifer Surujpaul, Head of IT and Digital at The BRIT School, knew that it wasn’t just a solution for the lockdown landscape, but post-pandemic too.
However, students and staff all had Microsoft Outlook email accounts, making it difficult to easily share Google resources and meeting invites using two ecosystems.
In addition, Jennifer wanted to find a solution that allowed her to delegate routine tasks, like updating job titles, pronouns and contact details on email signatures, and automate other manual tasks, such as sharing resources or revoking access as part of onboarding and offboarding workflows. All without giving up too much control.
That’s when she got in touch with CloudM.