News

May 9, 2016

Google Drive allows users to easily share files with collaborators through access control permissions and sharable links. With this launch, we are making it even easier to turn on file sharing in Drive on the web. Just select a file and click on the “Get sharable link” icon on the top right-hand side menu. You’ll then have the option to turn on link sharing with one click on the toggle switch.* The sharing link will then be copied to the clipboard for easy distribution and will provide view access to anyone in your domain who receives the link.

April 27, 2016

CalMail mailing list owners of @lists.berkeley.edu lists can begin migrating their mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). Migration will be available through December 20, 2016. List owners of active mailing lists will be contacted throughout the day when their lists are available to migrate.

The bConnected team is excited to partner with the Academic Innovation Studio to offer workshops and drop-in sessions assisting mailing list owners in making the transition from CalMail mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). We will cover how to migrate your mailing list, key features and settings mailing list owners should know about, and other topics of interest. 

"How to migrate your mailing list" demonstrations:

April 22, 2016

Join the bConnected Team at the following upcoming events to learn about the CalMail mailing list transition to bConnected Lists (Google Groups):

April 20, 2016

Calendars should help users make the most of their time. Google has recently introduced a new feature called Goals in Google Calendar on Android and iPhone to help users find time for personal activities. With Goals, users can add a goal, and Calendar will help them find the time and stick to these goals.

April 18, 2016

The last day to create a new CalMail mailing list is April 21, 2016. Your next opportunity to create a mailing list will be April 27, 2016 as part of the bConnected Lists service. CalMail lists created within subdomains are not impacted at this time. 

April 8, 2016

Watermarking can help deter unauthorized re-sharing of sensitive information in your Box account. When you turn on watermarking for a file, it places a semi-transparent overlay of the current viewer's email address or IP address (depending on whether the viewer is logged in or not), as well as time of access across the document's contents

April 7, 2016

In March, Google introduced the ability to quickly and easily scroll through Google Docs files on your Android phone or tablet. Now they've launched that same functionality for your iOS device. Starting today, when you begin scrolling in Google Docs on your iPhone or iPad, a small navigation handle will automatically appear on the side of the screen.

April 4, 2016

The bConnected Service Team has begun contacting mailing list owners with the following communication to mailing list owners, which details the migration plans for CalMail mailing lists to bConnected Lists (Google Groups). Check out the new bConnected Lists service page for detailed information about the service! 

March 15, 2016

CalPact is offering no cost training for SharePoint 2013, which is the version of SharePoint CalShare is currently running. Registration is required and classes can fill up. These classes are good for those that already use CalShare and want to pick up additional functionality, or for those that are new to CalShare and want to understand the core features.

SHAREPOINT 2013 Dates and Location
28 Uhall     5/18     9-4     Sharepoint: Site User 
28 Uhall     5/19     9-4     Sharepoint: Site Owner 
            

Whether the topic is the arts, science, or law, Google Forms is changing workflows across campus. Read the most recent bConnected Case Study on how Arts Research Center (ARC), Biology Scholars Program (BSP), and Berkeley Law are using Google Forms to save time and improve workflow.

March 11, 2016

March 10, 2016

The bConnected team has identified roughly 1,000 active mailing lists that are currently without owners. Starting today we will begin outreach to these lists by way of list moderators, administrators, or subscribers when no moderator or administrator exists. Impacted lists will receive a direct communication from bConnected with instructions for identifying a new owner.  

Google is making it easier to navigate lengthy, complex documents with an outline tool in Google Docs on the web and Android.

Displayed in a pane to the left of the page, the outline features headers for each section of your document, making it simple to quickly jump from section to section. If you haven’t manually applied headers, no worries—we’ll do it for you, intelligently detecting the logical divisions within your work. You can then edit or remove these headers as necessary.

Starting next month, bConnected will begin working with mailing list owners to migrate mailing lists from CalMail to Google Groups as part of our move from CalMail to Google Apps for Education.

March 7, 2016

The bConnected team sent communication to the remainder of individual end users needing to move from the CalMail SMTP server. Impacted users will need to update their outgoing mail settings by March 22, 2016. 

February 29, 2016

Let’s talk trash. Trash is your friend. It helps you purge and stay organized. It also helps you recover files, folders, or emails that you’ve purposefully or accidentally deleted. The way trash gets removed varies depending on which Collaboration Service you are using. Here’s the lowdown:

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February 16, 2016

The latest versions of the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps include several new features that make working on your mobile phone or tablet easier and more efficient. Here's what's new:

February 12, 2016

Today, the new Google Forms will become the default option for Form creators. This follows Google's launch from last September, where a revamped Google Forms was released as opt-in-only until additional features and functionality could be added. Once launched, Form creators will be redirected to the new Google Forms whenever they create a new Google Form. To opt-out, users may click the “running man” icon in the bottom left-hand corner.