This would be a great time to remind everyone that campus email is an official mechanism of communication for the College – http://www.oswego.edu/cts/policies/email.html. Students will receive important information via email, including information on registration, class cancellations, library notices, and scholarship information. Students, faculty and staff are expected to read their oswego.edu email.
Students may wish to “Forward” their oswego.edu email to another email account. This will allow students to receive their campus email through the email account of their choice.
How to Forward campus email to another email account can be found at: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957?hl=en
Tech Tips are a collaboration of Campus Technology Services and the Campus Technology Advisory Board. Computer assistance is always available from
the CTS Help Desk, http://www.oswego.edu/cts/help.html, 315-312-3456, email@example.com.
Effective 7:30 am, January 20, the login page for LakerApps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive and Sites) will be changing.
You can continue to click the login button on the www.oswego.edu/mail page, however the next page to enter your credentials will be different. The new page is a Google page where you will be required to enter your full email address as your username. You can continue to use the same password.
For example, if you previously logged in with help as the username, you will now login with firstname.lastname@example.org as the username.
Please note this change only affects Google’s sign-in pages. Other services are not affected.
More details with screenshots of the new page are available from:
As referenced in a prior blog post, Google is changing its Apps for Education sign-in pages to have a consistent look and feel. This provides better security and will make it easier for clients to switch between multiple Google accounts.
Google has scheduled this change to take effect for our campus on Monday, January 20.
This change only affects Google’s sign-in pages. Credentials used for computers and other non-Google services are NOT affected by this change.
Google’s new sign-in page will look like the screen shot below:
As shown, all clients will need to log in using a full SUNY Oswego email address.
Users who rely on multiple Google accounts will be able to easily switch between them using Google’s new interface shown below:
CTS will modify the link on our mail landing page to reflect these changes. If you already have a bookmark or web shortcut pointing at http://www.oswego.edu/mail, you will not need to modify it or create a new one. Simply click on the login button as before and it will present you with the new login page.
If you have any questions or concerns about these upcoming changes, please contact the Help Desk at 312-3456 or email@example.com.
Google recently released information regarding a new sign-in page that will impact logging into all of their Google Apps applications. For us, this means the page used to login to LakerApps and the login itself (full email address vs. partial email address) could be different. Google says this change will be “coming next year.”
As we learn more about how this affects LakerApps, we will let you know.
For more information, please see Google’s “New sign-in page for Google Apps customers (coming next year)” article.
Google recently announced the launch of the new Google bar and is rolling it into LakerApps starting 10/31.
According to Google’s notice, this change “is designed to be simpler and more consistent with Android and Chrome OS.”
For LakerApps users, the black bar across the top of the page with links to Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, etc. has been replaced by a grid icon located next to your email address in the top right of the page. It looks similar to the following.
Indeed, it appears that there will now be at least two clicks to get to other apps – one to open the grid icon, a second to launch one of the core apps.
In some changes that Google makes, they allow a period of time for users to opt-out of it until Google decides to make it permanent. There doesn’t appear to be an opt-out option for the new Google bar. This one is here to stay.
For more info: http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2013/09/updating-google-bar-many-products.html and http://whatsnew.googleapps.com/.
Tell us what you think of the new bar in the comments!