My initial response was to just say "one hour" but I took the liberty of
posting this to a Google Admin group I belong to and got a range of

I would agree with several who stated in their posts that the bulk of the
time would be just setting up the GAFE domain, once it's setup it runs
itself. Most of an administrators time would be keeping up with GAFE
changes or learning it's functionality.  Creating Classrooms and moving
users from one OU to another is as simple as a click of a button.

The key would be to have someone who understands the pedagogy of digital
learning and how to support teachers/students leveraging GAFE for teaching
and learning.  Teachers would have no need to work  in the admin console or
management of GAFE domain.

*Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
*Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Audrey Homan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good morning,
> I have a question for those folks who are running Google Apps for
> Education domains. Suppose a hypothetical GAFE domain had 100 active
> students and staff and 100 active devices (where 30 users are retired and
> 30 new ones added each semester), and say, 15 Google Classrooms.
> From an administration standpoint, how many hours per month would you
> estimate the super-admin and teachers would need to devote to maintaining
> that domain?
> Thanks in advance for the help.
> Audrey Homan, Web & Communications
> Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education @ University of Vermont
> | (802) 656-2641 | @innovativeEd
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