If you haven’t already heard the news, our campus is going Google! For students Google Apps for Education means all the messaging and calendaring functionality of Google (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts) and the collaborative apps (Drive [docs], Sites, Talk [chat] and much more) will soon be connected to your CU-Boulder IdentiKey account. There will be an automated migration process that allows students to control the migration of their e-mail from CULink to Google. And yes, you will be able to retain your current @colorado.edu address with Google.
Faculty and staff will also get in on the collaborative features of Google, excluding Gmail. This will allow faculty and staff to collaborate with other Google users across the same collaborative apps students get—Drive, Sites, Chat, Groups and more. Initially, faculty and staff will not be able to choose Gmail as their primary university e-mail account, as there are remaining technical and security issues OIT is working to address.
A firm date for the availability of Google and the start of self-initiated migrations is yet to be determined. But it’s close at hand! The OIT homepage (www.colorado.edu/oit) will be your source for all the latest news about the move to Google Apps and messages will be sent and posted through official campus services such as CU-Boulder Today, MyCUInfo, and the CULink login page. You can also learn more about the move to Google on the Google Apps project webpage.
And of course, if you have questions about Google Apps or e-mail in general, please contact the IT Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone). Information about the Service Center’s hours and location is online at http://www.colorado.edu/oit/service-center.