Google has made a change to the sumail.su.edu login page, they changed it from our branded web page to the "normal" Google login page. They have done this to all Google Apps domains not just SU.
The biggest impact for the SU community is you will now have to enter your full e-mail address to login. On the old page you could just enter username, now you will need to enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
One new feature is the Stay signed in checkbox is selected by default. If you want to sign out of Google Apps automatically when you close your browser, you should deselect this checkbox. If you leave this checkbox selected when you sign in, you will remain signed in for two weeks or until you click the Sign out button that appears when you click on your photo in the upper right corner.
If you have any questions regarding this issue please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or 540-665-5555.
1) My Bb tab is now the 2nd tab for ALL users, Academics tab is landing tab for ALL
2) -Bb STUDENTS only
they have a "student" role in Bb and they have not changed their
password in the last 166 days, they will now get a pop-up message &
red message about resetting their password after login. See Attached! If
they click "OK" it takes them to the password reset application. If
they cancel, it loads the Bb Screen but keeps the red warning message.
While they can chose to ignore the pop-up, it will keep
appearing each time they go to the Academics tab until they reset their
Please read this carefully. It contains important security
related information for both iOS and Mac OS X.
Apple has released very important security updates for iOS 6 and
iOS 7 that fix an issue with SSL connections (iOS is the software that runs on your Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch). SSL is used very frequently to
create secure connections to web sites and do other things. For example, when
you connect to your bank's web site, shop online, pay bills, etc., an SSL
connection is used to secure the process. This issue could potentially lead to
that security being compromised.
It is highly recommended that you install the update available
for your device as soon as possible.
Please note: If you are still running iOS 6 on an iPad 2 or
later, iPhone 4 or later, or iPad mini, Apple is requiring you to upgrade to
iOS 7.0.6. You may need to update apps afterwards.
The updates can be installed using Software Update on your
device or using iTunes on your Mac or PC. See this Apple support article for
Mac OS X 10.9 and higher also affected
Based on what we know at this time, Mac OS X 10.9 (also known as
Mavericks) and higher are affected by this bug while 10.8 and lower are not. Apple
has not yet released an update for OS X 10.9. If your Mac has 10.9 or
10.9.1 installed, it is recommended that you do not use the Safari web browser
or Apple Mail until a update has been released and instead use the latest
versions of Chrome or Firefox.
Institutional Computing will let you know when an update for Mac
OS X 10.9 is available.
you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IC Help Desk at (540)
665-5555 or stop by your local IC help desk location.
Need applications updated or installed on your MacBook? Avoid trips to the Help Desk by installing them yourself! Now it’s easier than ever to get the software you need when you need it. Install Office 2011, iLife '11, SPSS, and others with a single click anytime from anywhere on campus. Sounds good, right? Look for Self Service in your Applications folder on your Mac and check it out. Don't see it? You can swing by your local IC Help Desk location to have it installed.
When you send a message to more than one address using the
To: or Cc: field, both the original recipient and all the
recipients of the carbon copies see all the addresses in them. This means that
every recipient gets to know the email addresses of all the persons that
received your message. This is usually not desirable. Nobody likes their email
address exposed to the public, and that long To: list does not look good
either. Solution? Make use of the Bcc: field! All email addresses are
Send an Email to Undisclosed Recipients from Gmail
To address a message in Gmail so that it goes to "undisclosed recipients"
but arrives in all the real recipient's inboxes:
• Click Compose
Mail to start a new message.
"Undisclosed recipients <" followed by your Gmail address followed
by a closing ">" in the To: field.
If your Gmail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, for example, this
(not including the quotation marks) would go in the To: field:
"Undisclosed recipients <email@example.com>".
• Click Add Bcc:
• Type the
email addresses of all intended recipients in the Bcc: field.
Make sure you separate the addresses by comma.
• Now type
the message and its subject,
and finally click Send.
We're pleased to inform you that Google+ is now available for your Google Apps account! Google+ is a social media tool that introduces new ways for our community to connect and communicate with each other.
The first thing to do is to join Google+ and create your Google+ Profile. Make sure to join using the name you're commonly known by. Learn more
Join now at plus.google.com!
- Google+ Profiles: Create a profile with information about yourself. For example, you can add information about your classes, campus activities or groups, projects, and expertise. You can choose which information is visible to others inside or outside our institution. The only exception is your name, which is always publicly visible. Learn more about Google+ Profiles
- Circles: Share information with specific people by organizing your contacts into circles. For example, create circles for friends, classmates, courses, projects, or special-interest groups on campus. Learn more about circles
Also, when posting content, you can quickly share it with everyone at our institution, even if you haven't added all of them to a circle, by choosing su.edu from the list of sharing options.
- Streams: You receive posts from others in your stream. This is where you can find and engage with content that's shared with you. Learn more about streams
- Hangouts: Connect and communicate with your [students/faculty] in multi-way video rooms called hangouts. You can also preview Hangouts with extras, which provides screen sharing and integrates with Google Docs for collaborative editing. When you start or join your first hangout, you’ll be prompted to install the Google Voice and Video Chat plug-in for your web browser. You'll also need to connect a webcam and use a computer microphone (preferably a headset). Learn more about hangouts
- Picasa Web Albums: Because Google+ uses Picasa Web Albums for photo sharing, we've also turned on this service for your Google Apps account. When you share photos, they're stored in Picasa Web Albums, which you can access at picasaweb.google.com
- Mobile access: You can use Google+ on mobile devices, using either a native app or a mobile web browser.Learn more
Learn more about using Google+ on campus
You'll find some great ideas for getting the most out of your Google+ account by downloading user guides for students and faculty, from the Google+ and Higher Education site.
Some important reminders
If you have questions or need help with Google+
- Because you're signing up for Google+ with your Shenandoah University email address, your Google Apps administrator retains the right to access your Google+ data and modify or delete it at any time.
- Our campus Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct apply to Google+ usage.
Make sure you check out these other Google+ resources:
If you need additional assistance, contact us at:
Enjoy using Google+!
Comment-only access when sharing in Google Documents
Posted: 13 Sep 2011 11:36 AM PDT
Comment-only access when sharing in Google Documents is now available to Google Apps
domains. This means you can let people view and add comments to your documents without giving them edit access.How to access what's new:
- To give comment-only access to your document, click on the ‘Share’ button. From there, add in the contact you’d like to share your document with, and select ‘Can comment’.
- Alternatively when in a document, click ‘Change’ in the sharing settings and select either 'People at who have the link can access' or 'People at can find and access.' Then change access option to ‘Can comment’.For more information: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/09/comment-only-access-in-google-documents.html
Since Institutional Computing has removed all 'ga.su.edu
accounts from the SU Google directory July 2011, you may be finding that some of the email addresses that are
cached in your contact list are using the incorrect email address and your messages have been bouncing to those individuals.
Click Here to find instructions on how to correct this problem.