What's New?

The latest news about bConnected services. 


June 7, 2016

Google has reported they have resolved the issue for new account holders who were experiencing a delay in receiving email.

Incoming students can continue to claim their Google accounts:

1) Create your CalNet ID and passphrase(link is external)(link is external)

June 3, 2016

The bConnected team has identified an issue that is preventing newly created bConnected Google accounts from receiving mail until 24-48 hours after the account is created. We are working with Google and expect to have this resolved over the next two days. Until then, new account holders can send mail but will not receive messages until the 24-48 hours have passed.

Incoming students may continue to claim their Google accounts:

June 1, 2016

In the past year, Google has made some changes to the Google bar that is displayed across the top of most Google apps. For instance, if a user has a picture associated with their account, they’ll see that picture in the Google bar; if they don’t have a picture, they’ll see their initial.

May 26, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

May 23, 2016

Better engage your audience by allowing them to submit questions and vote on them during Google Slides presentations. To see the feature in action, check out this video in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students.

A few things to note:

May 17, 2016

May 12, 2016

Join the bConnected Team on Monday, May 16th from 1:30-3:30PM in University Hall, Room 28! We'll be available to assist mailing list owners with migrating CalMail lists, and configuring settings in bConnected Lists (Google Groups). 

May 11, 2016

Last year, Google launched Reminders in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android. Now Reminders are coming to Google Calendar on the web.

Key features:

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.

We have reached a milestone in our transition to bConnected Lists: over 1000 lists have been migrated! As of today, we have 1178 lists migrated since the process began on April 27th.

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.