Third-party refers to another company making software for the original vendor’s product. For example, VCU contracts with Google for their product, Workspace. Google Workspace offers built-in apps like Google Sheets. Other companies may provide applications or “add-ons” that provide advanced features for Google Sheets such as removing duplicates or mail merge. These would be considered third-party applications.
The university has some trusted third-party applications available in the Faculty/Staff domain that interface with Google Workspace. Some applications require that departments purchase licenses and others are available to VCU faculty/staff at no cost. If an application requires a purchased license, please contact Technology Services before purchasing as there may be volume discounts available.
Currently trusted third-party applications:
Smartsheet - recommended partner solution for project and process management
Yet Another Mail Merge - create email campaigns with Gmail and Google Sheets
Each third-party application has its own Terms of Service. Anyone using these apps must still adhere to VCU policies and procedures when using their @vcu.edu account.
Third-party applications keep their access until you revoke it. If you don’t use a service or application anymore, you should remove its access. Use this link to view the applications that have access to your VCU Google Workspace account: