For LECFL, Shared Contacts for Gmail® was the perfect solution

Context
The Lubavitch Educational Center is a school with classes ranging from preschool to high school. The organization uses Google Apps for Education and take advantage of Google Voice to assign and collect homework.

They needed a solution that would sync multiple contact groups (class rosters) across different users’ (teachers) mobile devices.
Teachers needed to identify which students were calling in, so the solution would have to work with Google Voice so that incoming calls appeared with caller ID and teachers could see know who was calling in.

Challenge
Even though Google Apps provided Google Voice, it did not provide a way to share contact groups across different users in the domain, and they needed to share many groups, in a very specific way:
  • Several address books (lists of students) would be shared with specific teachers, or groups of teachers
  • Different access permissions would be needed to allow the faculty to (edit/read only/delete contacts) as they needed
  • Teachers needed shared contacts appearing on their mobile devices to be detected by Google Voice caller ID
Solution
After installing Shared Contacts for Gmail® from the Google Apps Marketplace, the administrator quickly began sharing the class rosters with the teachers.

The shared contacts appeared on their mobile devices right away and were detected by Google Voice for caller ID.
For LECFL, Shared Contacts for Gmail® is the perfect solution. Our teachers have the information they need and we can use our Google App the way we want to.

“Shared Contacts for Gmail® allows our teachers to see class rosters and other contact details right on their mobile devices. So when they receive an incoming call, Google Voice uses the contacts to identify the caller.” , Rabbi Menachem Tauber | Computer Science Teacher

Itay Haephrati

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