As I’m preparing to assist with Google-focused professional development for staff here at the ESC, I wanted to share more broadly some tips and tricks for working more efficiently and effectively within the Google G-Suite, including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Calendar, and other apps. Some of the resources below are mine and some are from elsewhere; I hope that some of these tips are helpful to you! Continue reading Google G-Suite Tips and Tricks
Gmail offers a number of features that allow you to customize your experience, and I’ve blogged about some of those already – such as adding a preview pane (like Outlook) and creating rules to filter incoming messages – but I haven’t yet written about the wonder that is (are?) Gmail Labs.
What are Gmail Labs?
Have you ever wanted to be able to automate replies that you send on a regular basis? Automatically filter out bulk emails? Add your calendar to your Gmail interface? These and many more features are available within Gmail Labs, and can be enabled for any ICCSD account. Continue reading Extending Gmail with Google Labs
Google is reporting all services are functioning normally after the brief outage this morning. If you are still having problems with any of the Google services, please submit a KACE ticket or contact the Help Desk.
Those of you who have been used to Microsoft Outlook may miss the ability to preview emails without having to fully open them. This short video shows a simple process (~ 1 minute to complete) to add a preview pane to your Gmail web interface. For step-by-step instructions, look below the video.
This video (below) shows the process for creating filters (rules) within Gmail. These filters allow you to automatically apply labels (folders) to messages, delete messages, and perform other actions based upon the message sender or content.
Check below the video for written instructions.
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