Google reported that there were some issues with their Google Apps services for a small population of their users on April 17th. I did not notice the outage at all, but I am sure that there were some teachers who were trying hysterically to access their online content. If this ever happens to you, don’t flood your tech coordinator, edtech specialist, or IT team with phone calls about how you can’t access your Google apps. First, simply go to Apps Status Dashboard to check whether or not it is an internal school issue or a disruption to all Google users.
The colored circles indicate when the disruptions happened (yellow: No Issues, orange: Service Disruption, red: Service Outage). You can also click on the circles to find out the full details.