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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.  

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

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.

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:


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.

Here’s a summary of the latest improvements:

Document scanning provides an easy way to connect physical documents with digital work environments. Simply scan a document with your iPhone's camera and you'll be able to share and collaborate on the file just like you would with any other document in Box.

February 11, 2016

Individual users will no longer be able to send email through the CalMail SMTP server starting Wednesday, February 17th (extension granted from original date of January 5, 2016). This change is part of our completion to move from CalMail to Google Apps for Education(link is external) that began in 2012.

February 8, 2016

Stop by the Love Your Data Pop Up on Tuesday, February 9th from 1-3pm in Doe 190for help with finding, using, and sharing data. Learn how to create a data portfolio to showcase your skills, get free access to unlimited cloud storage, or play a round of Data Bingo - you might win a prize!

At the Pop Up:

  • How to create a data portfolio

February 4, 2016

This weekend, a minor configuration change was made to the bCourses-CalNet integration. Unfortunately, this change has resulted in a small number of bCourses users receiving a "Failed to Log In" error message when attempting to access any course or project site.

Most people affected by this error can regain access to bCourses by clearing their browser cache and cookies (making sure to delete all stored data, not just the most recent cache/cookies). However, an extremely small number of bCourses users are reporting that these steps do not resolve their login issues.

Love Your Data Week is a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation. Activities and events will be held from February 8th-12th to promote data management awareness. Follow the conversation at #LYD16.

Two data management events will be held in the library during this week.