June 10, 2019

Google has announced the “Team Drives” feature of Google Drive will be renamed to “shared drives.” This change does not impact functionality; it is simply a name change. You can expect to see the name changes in bConnected Drive accounts over the next week or two. 

Learn more at the G Suite Learning Center

May 20, 2019

Google has just launched a new version of the G Suite Learning CenterThis completely redesigned site features 300+ guides and customer-friendly enhancements. 

May 6, 2019

The issue with Gmail has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Google is investigating reports of an issue with Gmail. Individuals are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior. This may be impacting bMail accounts. Visit the G Suite Status Dashboard for up-to-date information.

May 2, 2019

CalShare service is currently unavailable. The bConnected team is awaiting further information from Microsoft on a resolution time. 

Please see:

The CalShare service is back online. Thank you for your patience! 

April 29, 2019

You can now schedule your emails in Gmail to be sent at a later date and time! This feature is available on Android, iOS and Gmail on the web.

Learn about how to schedule emails to send

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 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 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 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