As we await a new update for email migrations, I thought I’d address one of the more common questions I’ve received regarding migrating from Exchange to Google. Specifically, a lot of people have been asking me how to migrate email lists from Outlook to Google. Continue reading Copying an Outlook Email List to Google
Updated at 4:54 PM, May 1st: While ICCSD staff members should expect to receive an email with finalized information later tonight or tomorrow, here’s an update regarding where we’re at with the email transition for those of you who follow the blog: Continue reading Email Transition Update
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:
I’ve posted an email migration overview, along with a more 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: Continue reading Email Migration: Questions and Answers
ICCSD’s transition to Google email for staff on April 27th is rapidly approaching, and there are steps that you can take to prepare in advance! If you have questions, check out my Email Migration Overview for more info.
The first step you should take, before following any other instructions in this article, is to manually migrate any emails you have that are older than 180 days (by following this link). While this step is optional – you may not want or need access to older email – it should be completed prior to following the instructions below.
Configuring Outlook to Access Google Email
One of the challenges of this transition has been related to terminology. Email, within the ICCSD, has generally been referred to as “Outlook Email”. In actuality, our current email service is Microsoft Exchange, and Outlook is just a software client that most staff use to access email. Here’s the good news: if you like Outlook, you can continue to use it even after we migrate to Google (Gmail)! Continue reading Configuring Outlook to Access ICCSD Google Email
As I’ve written previously, the Iowa City Community School District is transitioning from our current email service (Exchange) to Google (Gmail) for email and calendars.
For detailed information, follow the link (above) to my previous blog post or check out my Email migration presentation. I’ve also created a video (below) that walks you through the process of importing your email from Outlook to Gmail. Continue reading ICCSD Email Migration Video Instructions
Last Friday, I emailed all all staff members and board members in the district with the news that we’re transitioning from Microsoft Exchange email servers (our current email service) to Google (Gmail) for email service on April 27th.
This change should have no impact on the general public – all district email addresses will remain the same, and there will be no delivery delays or loss of data as we transition – but I did want to provide some information here regarding why the change is being made, and what the impact will be on staff members. Continue reading Email Transition
With over 14,000 students and over 2,000 staff members, user account management is a challenging task in any event. Most people would likely be surprised to learn, then, that creation of new accounts for new staff members and students who enroll mid-year has been handled manually. As you might imagine, this can result in substantial delays for newcomers to our district to receive accounts that they can use to log in to district computers, and to use the communication tools that we provide.
In order to address this inefficiency, and ultimately improve access for our students and staff, the district is implementing the User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA), which will allow for automatic synchronization of student and staff information between our student/staff databases and network services, such as Active Directory, which handles logins to computers on our network, our Google Apps domain, Office 365, Follett Destiny (library catalog software), and Microsoft Exchange. Continue reading ICCSD Implementing Directory Synchronization