ICCSD Email Switch In Progress

The District completed the configuration necessary to switch to Gmail for email service last night at 8 PM.  This transition is in progress, but propagation of the change has been slower than we anticipated (more details below).  As such, emails are still being delivered to Exchange, and users can access emails and calendar information as you always have.  You may also notice that some emails are being delivered to your Google accounts; as of 7:30 this morning, those emails will be automatically forwarded to your Exchange account as well.  Once the change has been fully propagated, we’ll notify users of the time at which new emails will only be delivered to Google.  Read More »

Laptop Distribution Dates and Details

Laptops will be upgraded at the ESC on May 4th and 5th, and May 11th and 12th.  We know that a mid-year upgrade presents challenges with regards to the busy schedules that all of you maintain, and as such, we’re working to make this process as accessible as possible. 

Upgrade Hours:  Our upgrade hours will be 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM on each of the listed days (listed at the bottom of this post). 

What to Bring: You should bring your laptop and your laptop power adapter; old power adapters will not work with the new laptops, so it’s important that we receive all old adapters back.  Read More »

Gmail and Google Calendar Tips

Many thanks to South East Junior High teacher librarian and Instructional Design Strategist (Innovation) Chelsea Sims for creating this great Gmail and Google Calendar guide (link below) to help ease the transition from Exchange to Google: 

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Staff Device Upgrades: Questions and Answers

As I’ve written and emailed out to staff members, we’ll be upgrading all district-issued, staff-assigned computers in May (for laptops) and this summer (for desktops).  In addition to providing new laptops and desktops, we’ll also be providing laptop users with a limited choose-your-own-device (CYOD) option, which will provide staff members with the choice between a conventional Windows laptop ( opens in a new windowDell Latitude 5480) and a convertible Windows laptop/tablet ( opens in a new windowDell Latitude 5289).  

While my emails and posts above have probably answered many of the questions you might have, I’ve received a number of questions from staff members since these announcements were released.  To benefit a larger audience, I’m including many of those questions and answers below:  Read More »

Email Migration: Questions and Answers

I’ve posted an email migration overview, along with a  opens in a new windowmore detailed presentation, explaining the upcoming switch from Exchange email to Google email.  Further, you can find instructions for manually migrating emails older than 180 days, or for configuring Outlook to access Google mail.  That said, there are still some questions that have come in from users relating to the email migration.  For the benefit of all, here are questions and answers:  Read More »