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To login to Wellesley's Google Apps for Education, visit:
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 email@example.com
Call Instructional Technology at x4848 for course-related questions
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|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:
|Calendar events that update when Google Groups changes 12/4/2013|
Starting today when Google Calendar invitations are sent to members of a Google Group, the attendee list will automatically update as people join or leave the group. When you join a Google Group, you will be added to all of its meetings. And if you leave a group, those meetings will be removed from your calendar. Note that groups stop dynamically changing when the total number of guests in the event crosses 200.
|Google Bar Update 11/4/2013|
Google has introduced an update that has removed the black "Google bar". Your Google products are now accessible under a new app launcher, located at the top right of the screen. Just click on the familiar 'Apps' grid, also present on Android devices and Chromebooks:
|Gmail Inbox Update 7/18/2013|
Gmail is getting a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that "puts you back in control using simple, easy organization".
On the desktop, the new inbox groups your mail into categories which appear as different tabs. You simply choose which categories you want and voilà! Your inbox is organized in a way that lets you see what’s new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when. In the Gmail for Android 4.0+ and Gmail for iPhone and iPad apps, you'll see your Primary mail when you open the app and you can easily navigate to the other tabs.
If the new inbox isn't quite your style, you can simply switch off all optional tabs to go back to classic view, or switch to any of your other favorite inbox types.
|Google Updates 6/20/2013|
Google has recently released a few updates to Google Apps for Education. Highlights include a combined 30GB quota for Gmail and Drive, an update to Google Forms, and Chrome Sync. Some additional updates that may be coming soon are tabbed categories in Gmail and Hangouts to replace Google Chat and Talk.
|Google Updates 5/7/2013|
Google released four significant updates to their Google Apps software suite. Click below for more information on chatting in Google Drive, the Google Groups interface, email and contacts import services and the new ability to add events to Google Calendar from Gmail.
|Gmail Compose Update 4/16/2013|
Google is introducing a redesigned compose experience in Gmail that saves you time, uses less screen space, and is simple to use. The new compose experience opens a window at the bottom of your inbox. You can compose multiple messages at once, search through your inbox and even reply to other messages all while keeping your new draft open.
NOTE: All users will be able to temporarily opt-out of this new experience.
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.