As announced in March, (see: Student Email Moving Into The 21st Century) student email accounts have been migrated to Google Apps for Education. In order to ensure the migration goes smoothly a batch of early adopters, students who willingly participated as a test group, successfully had their email migrated to Google mail this month.
“The migration went very well,” says Chris Roberts, ITS Project Manager. “We received a lot of good feedback from users. They said they like the features, simplicity, layout and large storage space available in Google Apps.”
All students are now on the service and the project team will be turning their attention to migrating the 13,000 alumni accounts later this month. Students can also access their Google Apps email and calendar through the new Student Portal.
“We don’t anticipate any problems, but we have a number of resources available to users to assist if there are any issues. Everyone will receive detailed instructions via email before their accounts are moved,” says Roberts.
Major considerations include:
- Users will need to change their passwords to ensure all features are enabled in Google Apps.
- Users who currently forward their University email account to another email service (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) will need to set up new forwarding rules in Google Apps.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a student or alumnus and have questions about the Google Apps service, please visit our Welcome to Google site or contact email@example.com.