Friday, November 30, 2012

New Macalester Email Logo

Tuesday December 4, 2012, Macalester Email will receive a new streamlined logo in the upper left corner of the Inbox.

Current Macalester Email logo (zoomed in):


New Macalester Email logo:



The new logo will appear in the upper left corner of Email, Calendar, Drive, Sites, and Google +. If you have any questions, please contact ITS at helpdesk@macalester.edu.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Phishing Warning: Collaborative Cloud Domain

Phishing attempts have become substantially more sophisticated and enticing.  One has been making the rounds of higher education lately that appears quite harmless.  This particular scam invites you to join the Collaborative Cloud Domain at Cloudworlds.org! (A collaborative domain allows members to share common resources and to collaborate based on common interests.)

This is another email phishing scam designed to gather your personal information when you click on the link and sign up.

Remember - NEVER provide personal or sensitive information in response to any unsolicited email. Don’t open unsolicited email attachments. If it’s unsolicited and you’re not sure about it, either delete it or contact the ITS Help Desk helpdesk@macalester.edu.

Learn more about email safety at: www.macalester.edu/its/safecomputing/email-safety/

Monday, November 26, 2012

Google Docs Drop-In Session



Drop in to the ITS Google Docs Session, Tuesday November 27, 2012 10:00-11:00am, Humanities 302 (updated location)

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Presentation
  • The Create Button: Overview of Google Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms 
    • Google vs Microsoft Office
  • Why do people use Google Docs? 
    • Sharing and Collaborative Editing, Creating Forms and Presentations
  • Why don't people use Google Docs?
    • Macalester Sensitive Information
    • Department and legacy practices
  • Using Comments and Revision History and other neat features
  • Check out the Employment Services example
    • Master to-do list, Registration and Sign Up forms
    • Marketing, Promotion and Email
    • Program Information and Evaluations 
Conversation
Several ITS folks will be available for personal or group Q and A about Google Docs or any other Google related topic

Check out Docs
Finish up the session by taking time to try out some of the newly learned Google Docs tips and tricks

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Google Email Drop-In Session


Drop-In to the ITS Google Email Session, Wednesday November 21, 2012 2:00-3:00pm, Humanities 302 (updated location)

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Reserve a seat. Check out information on upcoming Drop-In sessions.



Presentation
  • Do I have to enter each email address every time I send an email to my committee? Creating Contact Lists
  • My Inbox is always so overwhelming: Customizing my Settings and Using Labels
  • Who uses Chat anyways? Video vs Text? Using Google Chat at Work
  • What's that fancy Email feature that Kelly has? Adding Email Labs
  • Does Google have a way to organize a To-Do list: Check out Tasks
Conversation
Several ITS folks will be available for personal or group Q and A about Google Email or any other Google related topic

Check out Email
Finish up the session by taking time to try out some of the newly learned Google Email tips and tricks

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Google Calendar Drop-In Session


Drop-In to the ITS Google Calendar Session, Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:30-11:30am, Humanities 302 (updated location)

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Reserve a seat. Check out information on upcoming Drop-In sessions.






Presentation
  • I wish my department had its own calendar: How to create a new calendar
  • Shoot, I have to change that meeting: How to Change and Modify Meetings 
  • I know I scheduled a meeting with Bob but I can't remember when: Searching Calendar
  • What's that fancy Calendar feature that Kelly has? Adding Calendar Labs
  • I want to use Google Calendar but I don't want anyone to see it: Calendar Privacy and Share Settings
Conversation
Several ITS folks will be available for personal or group Q and A about Google Calendar or any other Google related topic

Check out Calendar
Finish up the session by taking time to try out some of the newly learned Google Calendar tips and tricks

Monday, November 5, 2012

Google Drive from your Desk

Drop-in to today's Google Drive Session from your desk, November 5th 1:30-2:30pm. Learn more about Google Drive at Macalester from the comfort of your desk or by reserving a seat in Olin Rice.

View from you Desk or visit Olin Rice 287

Presentation, Conversation, and Check out Drive
  • My drive and the navigating the new interface 
  • Creating and locating shared docs on Google drive
  • Moving all docs into My Drive
  • Creating folders and organizing Docs
  • Searching and sorting documents for easier access
  • What the heck is the Google Drive App?

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Google Drive Drop-In Session


Drop-in to the ITS Google Drive Session, Monday November 5, 2012 1:30-2:30 Olin Rice 287

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Reserve a seat or view from your desk. Check out information on upcoming Drop In sessions.

Presentation
  • My drive and the navigating the new interface 
  • Creating and locating shared docs on Google drive
  • Moving all docs into My Drive
  • Creating folders and organizing Docs
  • Searching and sorting documents for easier access
  • What the heck is the Google Drive App?
Conversation
Several ITS folks will be available for personal or group Q and A about Google Drive or any other Google related topic

Check out Drive
Finish up the session by taking time to try out some of the newly learned Google Drive tips and tricks