Because your Ashland University email is really a Gmail address, you have access through it to all (well, almost all) of the the Google programs. Ashland is the administrator, so one bonus is that the space on your Google Drive and your Gmail accounts is infinite. You'll never run out. The restrictions are that (1) A couple of the features (such as Blogger) are not available through this account, and (2) you must follow some obvious, common-sense rules (no porn, no harassment, etc.)
How to use it
- Log into your usual Ashland university email account.
- Click the "waffle" thing between the question mark and the purple Ashland logo.
- Select Drive from the menu that pops up.
You're in! Now just follow the instructions from this Google help site. (You are already at Step 2.)