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Google Apps for faculty and staff now available

By Hannah Swanson
Posted on 13 October 2011 | 1:36 pm

We are excited to announce the availability of Google Apps for College faculty and staff.  To request your account, login to MyCharleston and select the Request Your Google Apps Account channel on the Faculty or Employee tab.  Click the link to request your account and follow the instructions.

Google Apps include popular features like Calendar, Photos, Documents, Groups, Sites, Reader, and more. Please note that Google Apps for faculty and staff does not include Gmail.  Also, at this time Google+ is not yet available to Google Apps users, but Google is working hard to bring the features of Google+ to Apps users in the future.

Logging In

Once you have created your account, you can login at https://accounts.google.com/
Your login name is your full College email address (e.g. smithersw@cofc.edu).
Your password by default is the same password you use to login to MyCharleston.

Need Help?

Problem reports and questions should be directed to the Helpdesk at helpdesk@cofc.edu or 843.953.3375 for tracking and resolution.

More information is available on the Information Technology webpage at http://it.cofc.edu/accounts-email/google-apps/

Google Apps for Students Launched

By Hannah Swanson
Posted on 28 March 2011 | 12:24 pm

CmailWe are excited to announce the launch of Google Apps for our students, including “CMail”. This is the replacement system for Edisto email. A group of SGA members have been pilot testing this system since January.

Google Apps offers significantly improved mail service for our students, with storage limits exceeding 7.5 gigabytes, messages up to 20 megabytes, and integrated spam protection. It also includes a full suite of Apps, including Calendar, Contacts, Docs, Groups.

Accounts have been created for all current students, including all new students who have paid their deposits through last week. A request process for anyone else who has taken a class (alumni) who desires an account will come during the Summer. We plan to have all active Edisto accounts migrated by the beginning of the Fall semester, and expect to decommission Edisto by 9/30.

Faculty and Staff will be able to get Google Apps accounts later this year, but are not permitted to use CMail.

Student Google accounts are username@g.cofc.edu. The username is the same one used for MyCharleston and WebMail.

The username@edisto.cofc.edu address will continue to work, and will be set to forward to the CMail account. These addresses will still work after Edisto is decommissioned.

Students must agree to Terms of Service before using their new account. A “Google Apps Account Request” channel is on the MyCharleston Academic Services tab for students to sign-up.

The student College email address in Banner will automatically be set to their username@g.cofc.edu address during the sign-up process.

Mail will be copied from the student’s Edisto mailbox to CMail automatically, but the processing time will vary depending on mailbox size and sign-up volume.

The Edisto mailbox will expire 15 days after Google account sign-up. Once the mailbox expires, the student will not be able to login to Webmail, but the address will continue to forward to CMail. Students should avoid sending messages from their Edisto account after they sign-up, as mail will only be migrated once.

The Google account password is separate from the user’s Active Directory password (used for MyCharleston). We expect to implement a single-sign-on and/or password synchronization process in the next few months. We encourage the students to use the same password for Google that they use for MyCharleston.

Problem reports and questions should be directed to the Helpdesk at helpdesk@cofc.edu or 843.953.3375 for tracking and resolution.

Further information is available on the IT webpage at:
http://it.cofc.edu/accounts-email/cmail/index.php
http://it.cofc.edu/accounts-email/cmail/cmail-faqs/index.php
http://it.cofc.edu/accounts-email/cmail/using-cmail/index.php

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