Monday, June 18, 2018

Meet the new Gmail look and feel

In the new Gmail, you can:
  • Change display density: Change how spacious or compact you want your inbox view. In the top right, click Settings and then Display density. If you choose Default, you'll see a preview of attachments from your inbox.
  • Smart Reply: Quickly reply to emails using phrases that appear based on the message you've received. Learn how to use Smart Reply.
  • Nudge: You might see old emails at the top of your inbox with a suggestion to reply or follow up. Learn how to show or hide these reminders to follow up.
  • Snooze emails until later: Postpone emails to a future date or time that's more convenient. Learn how to snooze emails.
  • Easily access other apps you use often: View Calendar, Tasks, Keep in Gmail on the right
  • Contacts: View contacts at contacts.google.com
  • Bonus: The top and left navigation bars both got a refreshed look. These changes carry over to Drive and Calendar too.
New Gmail Timeline
  • June 19 2018: The new Gmail opt-in feature will start to appear for Macalester users. It may take several days for this new feature to gradually roll out to all users. For a limited time you’ll be able to opt in to use new Email--and switch back to Classic--before it becomes our standard view sometime in October 2018.
  • mid-September 2018: Users of class Gmail will be moved to the new Gmail but will be able to opt out.
  • mid-October 2018: Any users who are still accessing classic Gmail will be transitioned to the new Gmail with no ability to opt out.
Try the new Gmail
  1. On a computer, open Macalester Gmail.
  2. Click Settings (gear icon) and select Try the new Macalester College Mail.
  3. To switch back, click Settings and select Go back to classic Macalester College.
Note: If you cannot see Try the new Macalester College Mail, the new email isn't available for your account yet. 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Password Change Page Restored!

Update:
As of 8:30 PM Wednesday June 13, the password change page has been fixed and is working normally. 

Original post:
The password change page at password.macalester.edu is currently not available. Our Infrastructure staff are working diligently to fix it. We will communicate further when we have more news to share.


  • Services affected: password.macalester.edu.
  • Services NOT affected: All other services.
  • What is being done: Password change page is not available. 
  • When is this taking place: The problem began earlier today, June 13 2018.
  • What you need to do: If you wish to change your Macalester password, wait a few hours and try again.
  • Further communications: We will send an email notice when the service is fixed, and update this notice as well.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

Fall 2018 Moodle site goes live!

Update:
As of 1:15 PM Wednesday June 13, the fall 2018 Moodle site is up, active and working normally.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.


Original post:
The fall 2018 Moodle site is not yet available. ITS intends to make it to make it available today, June 13 2018 but we are currently experiencing a data import issue. The site will be available as soon as technically possible.

  • Services affected: Fall 2018 Moodle located at moodle.macalester.edu.
  • Services NOT affected: Moodle Archive and Moodle Groups.
  • What is being done: ITS is working on resolving course and enrollment import issues.
  • When is this taking place: Begins June 13 and will continue until the issue is resolved.
  • What you need to do: Expect that fall 2018 Moodle will be down until the issue is resolved.
  • Further communications: ITS will send out an email when the fall 2018 Moodle site is available.