Enrolling non-Google students in a Google Apps institution?

We have been using OpenClass with Google apps. Unfortunately, this additional functionality seems confusing to our students. Can we switch to enrolling students without going through Google Apps (using the e-mail addresses they provide and not addresses created for them through our Google Apps domain)?
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  • You won't be able to take the Google integration out of your campus, Susan, but you can add non-Google users to a Google campus. Please keep in mind there are some actions that will be awkward - not painful, just several things to be mindful of.

    1. Activation: Upon being added to a Google campus, the user will receive a welcome email including instructions to activate their account from their Google toolbar when they are logged into their Google account. This is automatic for all users on a Google enabled campus. A non-Google user who is added to a Google campus will receive this same email which will likely be confusing. Currently an Admin is not able to turn this auto email "on" or "off".

    To activate a non-Google user on a Google campus, the Administrator will need to manually send the activation link using the Administrator tools (please see the screenshot below). This will allow the user to set up a password for OpenClass and subsequently login at www.pearsonopenclass.com using the non-Google login fields.

    2. Google Tools: The Google tools that appear in the OpenClass toolbar for a user existing on a Google enabled campus (Mail, Calendar, Docs) will appear for a non-Google user however they will not function.

    3. Collaborations: A non-Google user will not be able to use/participate in Collaborations.

    4. Google Consumer Account: A non-Google user who is added to a Google enabled campus cannot associate a Google consumer account with their account in OpenClass.

    Aside from the above, OpenClass will function the same for a non-Google user as it does for a Google user on a Google enabled campus. They will still have access to course tools and content, gradebook, submissions, etc.

    • Any word on when the on/off or a customizable welcome email feature might become available for admins? I have the same problem at our institution. I can live with the slight confusion that might arise from non-operable Google tool icons and collaborations, but a confusing welcome email would look really really bad, even if we email them all to disregard it.

      Also, Google has changed their homepage. So, FYI ... the standard email going out now is confusing for everybody since it says "click More in Google's top navigation bar. In the More dropdown, select the OpenClass link."

      Google no longer has a top navigation bar and there is no "More" to click on.
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  • I’m confident
    Thank you very much for this detailed answer!
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  • Thanks, I just read the other thread. It is very helpful. (I looked for more details in the OpenClass help but did not find them there.) It sounds like e-mail addresses should work as the SIS ID then? I will test it.
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  • I’m confused
    I was able to enroll my students using e-mail as SIS ID with one error. The report says "#Line 1: PROCESSING FAILURE - Unable to create enrollment record: Parsing Enrollment failed due to error: The user p.pringle@gmail.com already has an identity (). (Processed at: 2013-03-28 9:7:36)
    user,create,p.pringle@gmail.com,p.pringle@gmail.com,pat,pringle,student"

    When I search for this student she does not appear. When I try to add her manually I get the same error message "The user p.pringle@gmail.com already has an identity."
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  • We can understand your confusion, Susan. You are receiving this error because the student's email address was used to create an account on a different OpenClass campus. At this time, a single email address cannot be used to create a user across multiple institutions.

    Please ask the student to provide you with a different email address so you can create an account for them. It appears this particular student has multiple accounts in OpenClass so please be sure they give you an email address that has not been used to create an account in OpenClass.
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  • p.pringle@gmail.com is the demo name used in the openclass batch upload templates. That is probably why she already exists. She's probably not a real student.
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