Google Apps for Education Archive

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    New Compose and Reply Experience Now Default for IIT Gmail

    (UPDATED APRIL 9, 2013)...Google has rolled out its new Compose and Reply experience in Gmail. The new Compose allows you to write messages in a cleaner, simpler experience that puts the focus on your message itself, not all the features around it.

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    Changes to myIIT Channels and Default Google Apps Landing Page

    On the evening of Friday, March 22, Office of Technology Services (OTS) will make several changes to the default myIIT Welcome Tab layout and default Google Apps landing page during the OTS weekly maintenance window.

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    Your Chance to Give Feedback on IIT Google Apps for Education

    Now that most students, faculty and staff have been using IIT Gmail and other Google products for awhile, here's your opportunity to provide Google with feedback on your experiences using Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Groups and other Google Apps.

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    Input Tools Enabled for Google Apps—Type in Dozens of Other Languages

    Office of Technology Services has enabled Input Tools for Google Apps that let you write in other languages using phonetic typing and virtual keyboards. Input Tools makes it easy to type in other languages such as Hindi or Chinese.

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    Google+ Important Requirement: Sign Up Using Accurate Birthdate

    As part of your Google Apps for Education at IIT account, you have access to create a Google+ social media page for interacting with other Google+ users on topics of common interest. To create your page, login into Google Apps for Students or Faculty/Staff in myIIT. Once in the Google environment, click the name+ link upper left on the page to get started.

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    Google Groups and Sites Replace myIIT Group Studio

    The myIIT portal launched in January 2007 with a Group Studio feature to encourage communication among students, faculty, and staff over common interest areas. With the university's transition to Google Apps for Education/IIT Gmail, the Group Studio interface in myIIT has been discontinued in favor of Google Groups and Sites.

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    Faculty Opt-In to Early Gmail Migration Now Closed

    Office of Technology Services' recent opportunity for faculty to opt-in for early migration of username@iit.edu accounts to Gmail is now closed. All remaining departments/faculty/staff will receive an e-mail no later than August 24 from the Support Desk with an appointment date for migration.

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    New Default Landing Page for Google Apps

    Google Apps for Faculty/Staff now defaults to your Google Calendar instead of Docs. When all faculty/staff email accounts are converted to Google Apps/Gmail, the landing page will be changed to Mail as the default landing page.

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    New Google Apps at IIT Website

    The Office of Technology Services (OTS) has launched a new IIT community website in Google Sites. It's packed with resources to help you get the most out of Google Apps for Education at IIT, the IIT Gmail interface, and more.

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    New Google Groups Interface

    Google is rolling out an all-new version of Google Groups for Business (including IIT Google Groups) that makes it easier for teams, workgroups, and public communities to manage and participate in online discussions. The new Google Groups for Business will…

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