Thursday, October 29, 2015

Google Apps: Go Beyond the Basics in November 2015!

Join ITS in November for hands-on Google Apps workshops. A different collaboration tool will be featured in each of the 3 weekly hands-on workshops.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Macalester Hosts UMBUG Conference October 22 & 23, 2015

The Upper Midwest Banner Users' Group's  (UMBUG) fall conference will be held on campus Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, 2015. We will welcome approximately 135 conference attendees. They will park in the Leonard Center lot both days, and participate in programming in Olin-Rice and the Campus Center.

UMBUG was founded in 2007 by Macalester, and six other Minnesota private colleges. Membership now includes 15 institutions in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is open to schools using the Ellucian Banner software and committed to collaboration.  Learn more at

Friday, October 9, 2015

Google Drive Access Problem Resolved

As of 4:10pm 10/9/15, Google reports that Google Drive service has already been restored for some users, and that they expect a resolution for all users in the near future.  This outage appears to have affected users world-wide, but Google has no information yet as to what caused the problem. If you continue to have difficulty accessing your Google drive documents, please try another browser, or contact the Help Desk at 651-696-6525. 

Original report:
As of 2:00 PM 10/9/15, many Macalester people are reporting problems in accessing Google Drive. Google confirms that this is a problem for all Google users worldwide, and that it affects all aspects of Drive - Docs, Sheets and Slides.  ITS staff are monitoring the situation, and we will send more information as it becomes available.