Monday, August 14, 2017

Class of 2017 - Keep copies of your Emails and Google Drive files

Congratulations to the young alumni in the Class of 2017! Are you interested in hanging on to your Macalester email and Google Drive files? Begin planning to move your data to a personal account. Move it or lose it!

Keep your Email

    Your Macalester accounts will be deleted Monday, October 2, 2017.

    You will continue to receive email as well as all-campus and all-student email postings until your account is deleted.

    Depending on how much email you have, it can take several days to move it to a personal email account.

Keep your Google Drive Files

    Once your Macalester account is deleted, all of your Macalester Google Drive files or folders will be deleted and cannot be recovered.

    Change ownership of your files where relevant. Change the owner of each individual Google Drive file. Changing the ownership of a folder does not change the ownership of the files stored within it!

        Do you own any assignments? You can't change ownership to your personal gmail account. Better make a copy for yourself, copy and paste into your personal account.

        Do you own any group projects for class that need to stay at Macalester now that you've graduated? Better transfer the ownership to another student who has not graduated.

        Do you own any work-study related Google Drive files that need to stay with the department now that you've graduated? Better transfer the ownership to your supervisor.
Keep In Touch

Before your accounts expire, update your contact information in MacDirect, the online alumni directory! It's the easiest way to stay connected to Macalester. You can choose whether or not you'd like to receive the alumni newsletter and magazine, or get updates on Mac events in your region - it's all up to you. Alumni and students utilize the database for networking and career conversations, and academic departments and professors rely on it to connect with former students. Visit and stay in touch!       

Check out the Graduates Technology Checklist for more info and detailed instructions. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Help Desk, 651-696-6525 or

Monday, July 31, 2017

1600grand Problems Resolved

As of 11:45 AM, the problems with Staff Time Reporting and Staff Time Approval in 1600grand (as reported below) have been resolved.  Both tools are fully accessible.  

If you have difficulty with time entry or approval in 1600grand, please report it to the ITS Help Desk, 651-696-6525 or

Original alert

This morning, Monday 7/31/17, several Macalester employees reported that they are unable to  access Staff Time Reporting in 1600grand. ITS Enterprise staff are aware of the problem and are working to fix it. We will report more information when we know it.  

Services affected: 1600grand’s Staff Time Reporting and Staff Time Approval

Services NOT affected: everything else

What’s happening: Staff Time Reporting and Staff Time Approval in 1600grand is not available.  ITS staff are working with our vendor to fix it.

When is this happening:  Monday, July 31, 2017 as of 9:00 AM Central time

What you need to do: You do not need to take any action.

Further communications: We will send an update as soon as we have more information.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Update 1600grand bookmark


With Macalester's updated 1600grand experience and login page, you may need to update its bookmark to reflect the new Web address and clear your browser's cache. Locate your computer's operating system and browser from the list below. Follow the relevant instructions to update your bookmark and clear your cache. If you need assistance with bookmarks, contact the ITS Help Desk at or 651-696-6525.

Add a bookmark to a Web browser & clear cache


More info on setting bookmarks with Safari
Manage cookies and website data using Safari
  1. Right-click (option + click) on this link:
  2. Select Add Link to Bookmarks...
  3. Add this page to: Bookmarks Menu (default)
  4. Name it: 1600grand
  5. Click Add.


More info on setting bookmarks with Firefox
How to clear Firefox cache
  1. Right-click (option + click) on this link:
  2. Select Bookmark This Link
  3. Type its Name: 1600grand
  4. Leave it in the Folder: Bookmarks Menu or Bookmarks Toolbar
  5. Click Save


More info on setting bookmarks with Chrome
Clear browsing data for Chrome
  1. Copy
  2. Click the "Star" found at the right in the address bar.
  3. Click Edit...
  4. Type its Name: 1600grand
  5. Folder: Bookmark Bar
  6. URL: paste

Internet Explorer

More info on setting bookmarks with Internet Explorer 10
How to delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder
  1. Right-click on this link:
  2. Select Add to Favorites...
  3. Type its Name: 1600grand
  4. Create in: Favorites or Favorites Bar
  5. Click Add.