If you've used other Google products outside of the ones you can access with your Google Apps account, such as Blogger, Picasa, Reader, or AdWords, you may have created what's known as a conflicting account. Though only conflicting accounts affect a small percentage of Google Apps accounts, it's possible that you may be in this scenario. A conflicting account is an account hosted on the Google Account infrastructure, created with the same email address as your @blakeschool.org Google Apps account. For example, John Gulla may have signed up with blogger 5 years ago using firstname.lastname@example.org, and as a result he has a conflicting account.
When the Google Apps account transitions into the Google Account infrastructure, only one instance of the account name can appear in the Google Account database. To resolve this conflict in account names, the data in the personal Google Account will need to be re-associated with a different account name. The next time you sign in to your conflicting account, you will be asked to change the name you use to sign in, in order to continue accessing the data in your conflicting account. The data in your conflicting account will not be automatically merged with the data in your Google Apps account.
Two separate accounts with the same email address
For instance, your Google Apps email address is email@example.com. A while back, you may have signed up for Blogger with this email address, which created a personal Google Account. Since we've moved your Google Apps account to the Google Account infrastructure, your the data in your personal Google Account will need to be re-associated with a new name because there can't be two firstname.lastname@example.org accounts with the same name. The first time you sign in to your conflicting account of email@example.com to access Blogger, you will be prompted to re-associate your data to a different account name. Once you do so, you'll need to use the new account name to sign in to Blogger and access your Blogger data
If you've already created the user's Google Account, the next time that user signs in to a consumer product, they'll be asked to change their account. For example, if firstname.lastname@example.org has a conflicting account with your organization, Jane would see these options when she signs into a consumer product:
- Change to an account with a Gmail address (email@example.com or another available Gmail name).
- Change to an account with a different email address (uses her firstname.lastname@example.org address).
- Sign in with a temporary username Google provides (email@example.com).
1. Log into the newly created account.
2. In your google docs, you would need to go into each doc and select the share option and share it (assigning ownershiop if you wish) on each document to your blakeschool.org account.