Friday, March 13, 2015

Information about the Email System Change

During Spring Break, Barrington 220 will change our email system from GroupWise to Gmail. We have taken several steps to help make this transition as smooth as possible.

Our GroupWise to Gmail website includes important information related to the transition. Please bookmark this site. We add tips and directions to the site regularly based upon questions that come from teachers, staff, and administrators.

Included on the website, you will find a page devoted to learning how to use Gmail. The Gmail system is very similar to GroupWise and other web-based email services. Many users will likely find that no formal training is needed to use Gmail.

NEW!
Based upon user feedback, we will keep GroupWise available until June 30, 2015. This means that you can access GroupWise in the same way you access it now and see your old messages, Cabinets (folders), calendar, and contacts. HOWEVER, after Spring Break, new email will only be sent to and from Gmail.

NEW!
Based upon user feedback, we will be offering a few live training opportunities. Details regarding live training will be available later this week.

General information regarding Gmail:
  • Your barrington220.org email address will not change.
  • You can log into Gmail now (with no messages) by logging into Google with your bsd220.org username and clicking Mail from the Apps menu.
  • Your GroupWise messages will be available in GroupWise until June 30, 2015.
  • Your GroupWise messages will be available indefinitely using Barrington 220's Archive system.
Please check out the GroupWise to Gmail website for more and updated information.

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