Monday, February 29, 2016

New Security Feature Available for Macalester Google Apps


ITS is pleased to announce that 2-step verification is now available. 2-step verification is an optional, added layer of security for your Macalester Google Apps account. To learn more about how this feature protects your account and how to enable it, review the Google 2-Step Verification @Mac instructions (gdoc). If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Google Apps Updates: 2016 Leap Year Edition


Scheduled 2/25/2016: To get a more in-depth view of your responses, you’ll see the new “Individual Responses” tab.

Scheduled 2/25/2016: View individual responses from the editor, use Templates from the Google Form home screen, get notified for every form response, track responses to your Google Form.

Scheduled 3/1/2016: Google will be adding a new “people icon” to shared folders, which simplifies seeing who you’ve shared a folder with and whether they have View, Edit, or Comment permissions.

An open lock icon in the message for any email services that don’t support an encrypted connection (TLS). Users who receive messages that aren’t properly authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM will see a question mark in place of their profile photo, corporate logo or avatar.

Check out the latest "What's New in Google Apps" newsletter [pdf] for a roundup of all Apps launches from January 2016.

Instant comments in Google Docs on the Web - Highlight text or hover over the edge of a page to surface a small commenting icon, then click on that icon to quickly add a comment to that area of the document.

Instead of Visio, try Google Drawing for flowcharts.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Alert: Employment Scam Targets Students

Students, beware of email messages purporting to come from Meed, sent by "" The messages promise 'Exciting Job & Internship Opportunities For Recent Grads.'  This is a scam. Do not click on the link embedded in the message; instead, click the 'spam' button at upper left.  Want a clue?  Notice that the sender misspells 'Macalester' at least once. 

If you want real, useful information about jobs and internships, consult Macalester's Career Development Center and Internship Program.