To: Smith Community
From: Office of Smith IT
This is a notice to advise you of the upcoming Server Maintenance Outage that will occur at 12am EST Friday, November 8th and last until 1am Friday, November 8th.
The following services will be impacted during the outage:
Smith School Web Site (www.rhsmith.umd.edu)
Please direct any questions to the Office of Smith IT Help Desk at email@example.com or 301-405-2269.
We apologize for any inconvenience that the outage may cause.
Office of Smith IT
Robert H. Smith School of Business
3520 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1815
Google would like to remind you of the Google Apps browser support policy, the set of guidelines for Google Apps services interoperability support. Google supports the latest version of Google Chrome (which automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available) as well as the current and prior major release of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, Google begins supporting the update and stops supporting the third-oldest version.
Google’s test plans have been adjusted to now stop all testing and engineering work related to Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), as Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released on 17 October 2013. End users who access Gmail and other Google Apps services from an unsupported browser will be notified within the next few weeks through an in-product notification message or an interstitial pages with information about modern browsers and how to upgrade to them.
To: Smith Community
From: Office of Smith IT
Google has released an update to Smoogle (Google Apps for Education) that mirrors the changes recently made to the consumer version of Google. Previously you could access the different Google products using the black Google Bar running across the top of each Google page. Your Google products are now accessible under a new app launcher, located at the top right of the screen. Just click on the ‘Apps’ grid, also present on Android devices and Chromebooks and all the available products will appear:
Much improved Canvas for smartphones (iOS and Android) available now. Great for students to be able to collaborate and complete tasks as well as tracking grades and notifications as they could before.
Faculty, Researchers, Students, and anyone else who might be interested…
MathWorks is offering complimentary MATLAB seminars at the University of Maryland, College Park on Thursday, September 12, 2013:
Session 1: Room 2460, A.V. Williams Building
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Topic: MATLAB for Signal Processing and Communications: Acquiring, analyzing, and visualizing time-based signals and spectra in MATLAB and the Signal Processing Toolbox.
Session 2: Room 1110, Kim Engineering Building
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Topic: Data Analysis and Visualization with MATLAB: An overview of MATLAB for those unfamiliar with the product and an introduction to the statistical analysis and visualization capabilities available in the MATLAB product family.
To view the complete session descriptions and register, visit:
We’re pleased to inform you that Google+ is now available for your Smoogle account! Google+ is a social media tool that introduces new ways for our community to connect and communicate with each other.
The first thing to do is to join Google+ and create your Google+ Profile. Make sure to join using the name you’re commonly known by. Learn more
Join now at plus.google.com!
- Google+ Profiles: Create a profile with information about yourself. For example, you can add information about your classes, campus activities or groups, projects, and expertise. You can choose which information is visible to others inside or outside our institution. The only exception is your name, which is always publicly visible. Learn more about Google+ Profiles
- Circles: Share information with specific people by organizing your contacts into circles. For example, create circles for friends, classmates, courses, projects, or special-interest groups on campus. Learn more about circlesAlso, when posting content, you can quickly share it with everyone at our institution, even if you haven’t added all of them to a circle, by choosing [institution domain name] from the list of sharing options.
- Streams: You receive posts from others in your stream. This is where you can find and engage with content that’s shared with you. Learn more about streams
- Hangouts: Connect and communicate with your [students/faculty] in multi-way video rooms called hangouts. Hangouts provide screen sharing and integrate with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for collaborative editing. When you start or join your first hangout, you’ll be prompted to install the Google Voice and Video Chat plug-in for your web browser. You’ll also need to connect a webcam and use a computer microphone (preferably a headset). Learn more about hangouts
- Picasa Web Albums: Because Google+ uses Picasa Web Albums for photo sharing, we’ve also turned on this service for your Smoogle account. When you share photos, they’re stored in Picasa Web Albums, which you can access at picasaweb.google.com
- Mobile access: You can use Google+ on mobile devices, using either a native app or a mobile web browser. Learn more
- Our campus Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct apply to Google+ usage as found here: http://www.nethics.umd.edu/aup/
If you have questions or need help with Google+
Make sure you check out these other Google+ resources:
- See the Google+ pages on the Smoogle Learning Center
- For an overview of Google+ features, check out the Google+ Overview.
- For details on using Google+, see the Google+ Help.
Enjoy using Google+!
Please be advised the campus Division of IT has posted a global outage notice for Panopto.
This outage has been scheduled between semesters in order to minimize the adverse impact. We regret any inconvenience this outage may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 301.405.1500.
The migration of our mail users is now complete and we are moving forward with the plans to retire the legacy Lotus infrastructure that has been replaced. If you had previously used Sametime for web conferencing you can now use Adobe Connect as described here. For instant messaging you can use the Google Talk feature built into Smoogle as explained on the Learning Center here.
The Sametime server which provided instant messaging features and web conferencing in Lotus will be shut down on Tuesday June 4th. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Smith IT Helpdesk on 301 405 2269 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Smith IT
As the migration from Lotus to Smoogle is functionally complete, we will be turning off Postini spam filtering services as of Tuesday May 28th and instead will be delivering email directly to Smoogle. Nearly all users have had their filtering already disabled as Google (who owns Postini) already has spam filtering features built in. The Postini quarantine reports have already stopped for most users (as the reports are only generated if you have emails that are newly quarantined) and as of Tuesday those reports will stop completely.
You can now manage your Spam folder directly in your Smoogle account. By default the Spam folder is not displayed; you can either click More at the bottom of the list of folders over on the left and scroll all the way down to Spam, or change the label settings so that the folder always appears, as described in this article from Gmail under the ‘How to change your labels settings’ section.
If you find an email has been incorrectly marked as spam you can select it and click the Not Spam button to put it back into the Inbox. You can also add the sender to your Contacts to prevent any further messages from that person being mislabeled as Spam. See this article from Google on other tips you can use to manage spam: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/9008?hl=en
You can find more information from Google as to why messages are marked as spam, how to report spam etc from this article:
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Smith IT Helpdesk on 301 405 2269 or via email at email@example.com