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Beginner's Guide for Students

Welcome Emporia State Students!
If you are an ESU student, your ESU Google account has already been created and is waiting for you. This quick guide has been created to help you navigate your new ESU Google Apps account to get you started. This Quick Guide is broken into 4 easy parts:
1. An Overview (The Basics!)
2. How to Migrate from GroupWise to Gmail
3. Information on how to use Google
4. How to get help
1. The Overview (The Basics!)

Your new e-mail address is  (ex.
You can access all of your Google Apps, including your Gmail email account, from the main ESU Google Sites page (
2. How to Migrate from GroupWise to Gmail

We have created a migration guide to help you easily migrate your current and new mail from your old Novell GroupWise email account over to your new Gmail account.
Migration Instructions can be found here:
Having trouble with the migration? Contact the IT Help Desk!
3. Information on how to use Google Apps

You can access all of your different Google Apps services, including your Gmail account, from the main Google site page (
2. Enter your userid and password, then click Sign in. This is your ESU network/Buzz In password.  For retired employees, this will be the password you were assigned when contacted.

3. If this is your very first time accessing your ESU Google account, you will need to click the “I accept. Continue to my account.” Button. 
4. You will arrive at the Google Apps hub. You’ll notice your e-mail address appears in the upper right corner, as indicated by the red arrow. Let’s start with Gmail. Click the E-mail link. 

5.   That's it!  You've gone Google!  Now that you've started using Google Apps, feel free to look around.  This website is full of How-To's, Frequently Asked Questions, and guides to everything Google at Emporia State.  

Here are a few of the top items that we think you might be interested in first:

4. How to get help

We continously add new resources to help you use your Google Apps account. To get you started, check our the "Resources & Help" section on the left-hand side of this window. There are multiple sections to help you understand your Google account, Frequently Asked Questions, training materials, and so on.
If you don't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact the IT Help Desk. We're here to help you in any way that we can! TCS Help Desk contact information can also be found on the left hand side of this window underneath the section titled "Need the Help Desk?"