Email Dated 12/7/2016.....
Dear Faculty & Staff
We are now two weeks away from our Google go-live on December 21st! We wanted to remind you all of "G-Day", plus some other important points.
Change can be difficult, which is why the IT Team and all of the test group users have been working very diligently to make sure we make this change as smooth as possible. In spite of this, there are bound to be some issues that come up throughout the go-live process. Please bear with us during the transition. Google is a very powerful collaboration suite, and will have a big, positive impact on how we work, teach, and learn.
As always, if you have any other questions, please contact a member of the iTeam.
Associate Vice President & CIO
Saint Joseph’s College
Email Dated 10/27/2016.....
Dear Students, Faculty & Staff -
How about a Google update?
What used to be called "Google Apps for Education" is now called G-Suite for Education. It's the new Google branding that underscores the integrated nature of the Google collaboration suite.
In preparation for our go-live for Google on December 21st, we are having a celebration at Baggot Street Cafe! On Wednesday November 9th starting at 3:30 in Baggot Street, there will be a gathering for the SJC community to come together and celebrate SJC "Going Google". There will be light apps, a libation or two, information, Google trivia contest with prizes, and a raffle for a Google Chromebook! We will also be unveiling the logo for our G-Suite instance, that we are calling "Monk Suite". There will also be a surprise or two, so please join us. Click the link here to RSVP, https://goo.gl/forms/PgIc2WHYamJJ324F3
In other Google happenings, the iTeam is still hard at work preparing for our go-live. This is a learning experience for all of us. More detail on the conversion of data and other things is forthcoming.
Please check the SJC Google site for updates, communications, videos, and revised schedules for info sessions and training. That can be found at google.sjcme.edu.
As always, please let a member of the iTeam know if you have any questions.
Email Dated 9/9/2016.....
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff -
As you know by now, Saint Joseph’s College is going Google! The iTEAM has been working diligently over the summer to prepare for our migration, and we will continue to work through the fall semester. A big part of that work is ensuring that the SJC community is prepared for our anticipated go-live immediately following finals, the week of - right before the Holidays.
As we continue to prepare, there are a few things to keep in mind:
To help you with the move to Google Apps for email and calendar, we've arranged the following information sessions for you. These sessions will answer your questions about the move and what to expect. Please be sure to drop into one of our scheduled sessions, no appointment needed.
Where: Webber Room, Alfond Hall
For the holiday, the session will be held on the 11th
As we move closer to the go-live date, we will schedule other forums and specific training geared towards faculty, staff, and students.
For your convenience, we'll also record and publish the information on our Going Google website:
Check back frequently for educational resources about Going Google, including videos and other useful information. As always, please let anyone on the iTEAM know if you have any questions.
Email Dated 7/7/2016.....
Saint Joseph’s College is going
We’re excited to announce that Saint Joseph’s College will soon move its email and calendar platform from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail and Google Apps. With Google Apps, we'll gain the benefits of a robust and innovative feature set, the ability to access email and calendar services from any Internet-connected device, much more storage capacity, and lower infrastructure and support costs. Additionally, Google Apps for Education is a powerful collaboration platform with ability to change the way we teach, learn, and interact.
What's more, Google Apps is easy to use, and we think you'll find it to be a more efficient way to manage your email and calendar!
In the coming months you'll receive additional announcements as we prepare for moving our Outlook accounts to Gmail. But don't worry, you won't lose important data, and your email address won't change!
Stay tuned throughout the summer and fall for lots more news on the specifics, including details, training, and more!