This is the place for short GroupWise (Version 8) tips.GroupWise is CCSF's official email for employees. All official communications go to GroupWise email addresses - so it's important that you have a GroupWise account.
Here is a page with more complete documents on many GroupWise topics.
Go here for general information on GroupWise
For those who have been using GroupWise on the web, here is a listing of New Features in version 8 [pdf].
To open a GroupWise account:
You can access GroupWise in two ways:
1: GroupWise WebAccess, available from any internet-connected computer at gww.ccsf.edu (Note: No www!)
2: The Windows version, available on Faculty and Staff computers on all networked CCSF campuses.
Applies to Groupwise Windows 8A email conversation is messages and replies grouped together. So, instead of having your original email and replies to it - and your further replies - separated out by date, they are all displayed together, with later messages indented so that the sequence is clear. Here's how it looks:
To get this display:
You can always go back and unselect Discussion threads to return to a flat display.
I know - you only have 250 megabytes of space on our GroupWise servers. When you go over, your account gets locked so that you can't send or receive mail.
Get a CCSF Google mail (CCFmail) account - fill in this application form (also found on the MyCCSF page in the For Faculty and Staff column under Email).
Forward All mail from your GroupWise account to your Google account. Tell GroupWise to automatically delete mail from the GroupWise inbox so that it never fills up. Here's how.
Google Apps at CCSF:
With your CCSFmail account, you get access to CCSF-branded versions of:
Google Docs (upload or create online text, spreadsheets and Presentations so that they are available form any browser)
Google Calendar (Calendars that you can share with others or post on a web site)
Google Forms (a quick and pretty way of gathering information, setting up online, non-gradable, self-assessment quizzes)
Google sites (the recommended way of creating personal websites for faculty or staff)
Here's more information.
You can drag-and-drop messages to folders, singly, or in groups.
Note: We have been experiencing inconsistent results in different browsers. If you are not successful with this operation in Internet Explorer or Firefox, try the other browser. Switching browsers usually has good results.
Single messages: Click anywhere on the message entry in your mailbox to highlight the message. Then hold down the left mouse button and drag to the folder. You’ll see a green checkmark under your cursor when you have positioned it correctly. Then just let go of the mouse button and you’ve moved the message.
Important! Make sure that you drag to the folder name. If you move just a little further to the folder icon, the action doesn’t work. The graphic illustrates the way to do it - you need to see that green check mark to know you've done it right!
Tip: If you are dragging to a folder in your Cabinet, you don’t have to open the Cabinet before you drag. Just drag over the Cabinet (and wait for a few seconds) to open it automatically so that you can drop the message on any of the folders inside.
In WebAccess (The version of GroupWise the opens in a browser from gww.ccsf.edu): GroupWise now auto saves messages that you are composing approximately every 60 seconds. Your browser has a built-in timeout that disconnects you from composing a new message after 20-30 minutes. In the past, you lost your work - the message just disappeared.
Now, if your browser crashes or if you get timed out, you can recover what you wrote so far. When you restart GroupWise you’ll see:
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