What's New?

The latest news about bConnected services. 


March 11, 2016

March 10, 2016

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.

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.  

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

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.

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:

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.

February 3, 2016

With this launch, you’ll be able to quickly create events in Google Calendar with smart suggestions for event titles, places and people, in more than 30 new languages. Available on Android and iOS.

Getting started

  • When you begin typing an event title, you’ll see matching suggestions -- choose one or keep typing.

January 29, 2016

Box has announced that multiple people can now simultaneously edit Microsoft Office documents stored in Box via the new Box for Office Online real-time co-authoring features. This is similar to the simultaneous editing features already available in Google Docs. Some highlights:

January 27, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 4:00-5:00pm | 210 South Hall

Privacy and Student Analytics:
Student Success or Student Surveillance?

As a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions, and improve the world, UC Berkeley values privacy as a foundation for human dignity, radical creativity, and an ethical and respectful environment. How do we balance these privacy values with the vast potential of data analytics to support student achievement? 

bConnected has sent an email communication to the 1,040 Gmail "send as" users who need to reconfigure their CalMail SMTP settings using the ServiceNow Knowledge Base instructions. If you received the communication and need support please email bConnected@berkeley.edu.

January 26, 2016

When you’re on the go, you need your calendar events to be up to date. Now, the latest version of the Google Calendar app for Android makes it easy for you to see whether your accounts are properly syncing, and quickly fix them if they aren't.

January 20, 2016

When you’re working in Google Docs, you’re often working in Google Sheets and Google Slides at the same time. With that in mind, Google is making it easier to find and switch between your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.