News

April 10, 2019

Come learn directly from a team of trainers about new Google products for higher education as well as tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google Drive, docs, mail, and calendar. This two-hour, interactive session allows you to get hands on with Tour Creator, a new virtual reality creation tool, Jamboard, an interactive whiteboard that works for remote collaboration, and other products. 

April 3, 2019

Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail is going away at the end of March 2019. Inbox users will be switched to the new Gmail interface, which includes top Inbox features like snooze, nudges, and more to help you get more done.

March 27, 2019

The Academic Innovation Studio is hosting a workshop for Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Instructors, Post-doctoral students, and Researchers where you can learn from real Google trainers about new products for collaboration and communication, plus tips and tricks for getting the most out of Drive, docs, bMail, and bCal. Get hands on with Tour Creator (virtual reality creation tool), Jamboard (interactive whiteboard), and more.

March 20, 2019

The ASUC's Academic Affairs Vice President's office has created a survey to better understand graduate and undergraduate students' on and off campus experience using technology while at Cal. Please take a few minutes to provide your input to enhance the student experience!

March 19, 2019

The service outage was resolved on 3/19/2019.

The CalNet team is currently investigating a service outage that is impacting certain campus services, including the mybConnected application, CalGroups, and others. You may be unable to access these systems during the service outage. Please visit http://systemstatus.berkeley.edu/ for up-to-date information.

March 12, 2019

As part of the migration from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Meet that Google announced last year, they will begin migrating video conferencing for recurring Calendar events from classic Hangouts to Meet starting on March 25, 2019.

March 5, 2019

Check out the bConnected Early Adopter Program website for a new Google Forms testing opportunity (restricted to bConnected Google accounts). 

February 8, 2019

Google has announced they will be making changes to the Google Groups settings to make group management easier, starting in May 2019. You may notice an informational banner in the https://bgroups.berkeley.edu user interface. The bConnected team will contact bConnected Lists managers and owners about any impact the changes will have on their Groups in advance of the changes being made. 

Learn more: Announcing changes to Groups settings

February 6, 2019

There's lots happening during Love Data Week (February 11th-15th). Students, researchers, librarians and data specialists are invited to attend a series of events to gain hands on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussion around data needs throughout the research process. 

February 4, 2019

Google has announced that Inbox by Gmail is going away at the end of March 2019. Inbox users will be switched to the new Gmail interface, which includes top Inbox features like snooze, nudges, and more to help you get more done.

January 6, 2019

Starting on January 7, 2019, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be available. Since bCal offers in-app notifications, you can still get notified, regardless of your device or connection.

If you had previously been receiving Calendar notifications via SMS, they’ll be replaced with in-app and email notifications. You’ll see these notifications:

December 17, 2018

All bConnected services, including G Suite (bMail, bCal, bDrive, etc.) and Box, will be available over the holiday curtailment period (Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019) ; however, IT support will be extremely limited. bConnected support staff will respond to any critical problems reported to bConnected@berkeley.edu. End user support will be available through the CSS IT Service Desk on all non-holiday dates to assist campus units via phone, email, or online.

December 11, 2018

December 10, 2018

On January 31, 2019, Box will deprecate support for WebDAV. The Berkeley Box Support Team will be contacting the 25 impacted users, and provide recommended alternative options.

Learn more: Deprecation WebDAV Support

 

November 27, 2018

Contacts hovercards provide lots of useful information about the people within your organization. Over the next few days, Google will be adding more information to these hovercards when the contact itself is a group.

Hovercard Group

November 26, 2018

Starting on January 7, 2019, SMS notifications from Google Calendar will no longer be available. Since bCal offers in-app notifications, you can still get notified, regardless of your device or connection.

If you had previously been receiving Calendar notifications via SMS, they’ll be replaced with in-app and email notifications. You’ll see these notifications:

November 8, 2018

You can now show automated real-time captions when you present in Google Slides. This feature uses your computer's microphone to detect your spoken presentation, and then transcribes what you say as captions on the slides you're presenting. This helps improve accessibility and in environments where it's hard to hear. This feature can help make your presentation more effective for:

October 23, 2018

The Hangouts Chat Desktop app is now available for Windows and Mac. Learn more about how to use Hangouts Chat, or Download Hangouts Chat and get started right away!

October 8, 2018

The new Gmail experience was launched earlier this year with an opt-in option. Soon after October 16th, 2018, new Gmail will become the default experience, and anyone who previously opted out will be automatically migrated to the new experience. Users will no longer be able to toggle back and forth between the classic and new versions of Gmail. 

Additional resources: 

October 3, 2018

The mybConnected application will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, October 9th from 7:00AM-9:30AM. The following bConnected services will be impacted:

  1. Manage Your Account - creation and changes to accounts

  2. Manage Your Mailing Lists - creation, transfer and deletion of mailing lists