Google Apps

To login to Wellesley's Google Apps for Education, visit:

http://mail.wellesley.edu/
 



Google Apps for Education is Wellesley College's system for email, shared documents, group discussions, courses, group websites, and more. We recommend using Google's Chrome web browser when working within the Google Apps product suite for best performance.

If you have questions about using Google Apps or would like to create/request an account for your department or organization, please use the resources below:
 
  • Call the Computing Help Desk at x3333, or email helpdesk@wellesley.edu
  • Call Instructional Technology at x4848 for course-related questions
  • Email google@wellesley.edu to contact Wellesley's Google support staff
  • Search for your questions in Google's excellent Help Center
  • Explore our customized Wellesley documentation for Google Apps using the sidebar on the left.
 

Adjust your working hours in Google Calendar for flex time

Google Calendar allows you to specify the hours you are available for meetings, and will warn others when they try to invite you to meetings outside those hours. 

Follow the directions on this page to adjust your hours now, and then change them back at the end of the summer.


Google Vault enabled for all College Google Apps accounts 4/18/2014

Email and chat messages for all Wellesley College Google Apps accounts are now being backed up using Google Vault. Google used the same name for their service as our secure Vault file server on campus (unfortunately we did not copyright this name), but they are not related. Google Vault was approved by the ACLTP and senior staff.

Please remember that all data, including those in Google Vault, may only be accessed by LTS Staff when a restore request comes from the user or when we are under legal obligation to do so.
 

 
Images now showing by default in Gmail 1/8/2014
Due to new improvements in how Gmail handles images, you’ll soon see all images displayed in your messages automatically across desktop, iOS and Android. Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google’s own secure proxy servers. 
 
 
New Google Sheets: faster, more powerful, and works offline 12/11/2013
A new version of Google Sheets is rolling out now! Check out Google's blog post for more info, but some highlights:
 
  • Bigger and faster - better handling of more cells, rows, and columns
  • Filter views
  • Function help
  • Offline editing
  • Paste transpose
  • Colored sheet tabs
Chrome Requesting Accounts

There are two ways to get a new @wellesley.edu address for your department/organization.

1) Consider trying a Google Group. While you won't have access to Google Drive this way you will immediately be able to start sending and receiving emails with or without attachments.  You can easily give multiple people access to this Group or keep it to yourself. You can even send as this email in Gmail. We believe these functions should satisfy most needs.

2) However, if you do need access to Google Drive then request a dedicated account through the Help Desk. There is a processing time of 2-3 business days for dedicated accounts to be activated and available to you.

 

catch of the day

11/13: "Failure to comply...storage limit" (ha! we have no Gmail storage limits!)
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