Over the winter break our campus went Google with the creation of collaborative accounts! Now CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students have access to Google collaborative applications (Drive/Docs, Sites, Calendar*, and more). You can log in to your account by simply going to any Google application and entering your CU-Boulder user name (or email@example.com depending upon the login prompt) and IdentiKey password. These are the same user name and password you use to log in to services such as CULink and MyCUInfo.
The creation of these Google accounts does not impact current campus e-mail systems or your e-mail delivery. Those who previously accessed personal Google accounts with their @colorado.edu e-mail address will be prompted to resolve account conflicts with their new CU-Boulder account. OIT online documentation, FAQ, and the IT Service Center can help. Creating collaborative accounts is an exciting and important step in our students’ ongoing move to the Gmail e-mail platform.
The availability of self-initiated migrations to Gmail for student accounts is a big step closer now that collaborative accounts have been created. Self-initiated migrations to Gmail for student accounts on CULink are expected to be available starting in March. The OIT homepage (www.colorado.edu/oit) will be your source for all the latest news about the move to Google Apps and Gmail. Messages will also 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 the Google Apps service page.
* Calendar- Google Calendars allow creation of collaborative calendars for sharing and embedding in web sites; however, until Gmail can be enabled for accounts, it is not possible to send calendar invitations or accept them. Gmail will not be enabled for faculty or staff in the near-term as there are remaining technical and legal issues to be addressed. Therefore, the Office of Information Technology strongly recommends that faculty and staff who choose to utilize Google Calendars do so only after understanding its limitations given the current split e-mail and calendaring environment on our campus.