Movin’ to Microsoft

Everybody loves new stuff, right? A new iPhone. A new car. A new email host…

Guess what, students? We’re Movin’ to Microsoft!

We’re switching from the current Google email to Outlook 365 (Microsoft). This move is part of the larger Griffith University and Microsoft partnership which—stay tuned—will be bringing you some fantastic benefits!

What’s happening?

From 5 pm Friday 26 October, we will cut over with all new student emails being delivered to their Outlook 365 account. Over that weekend (26 – 28 October), we will move all student mailboxes, contacts and calendar from Google to Outlook 365.

Links from Griffith websites and myGriffith will be updated to automatically forward students to their new Outlook 365 accounts instead of Gmail. If you have created any personal bookmarks, you will need to update them to the new Outlook link.

What about Gmail and Google Drive?

Gmail (email), calendar, contacts and hangouts will be disabled on the 29 October, once the move to Outlook 365 is completed.

Access to Google Drive documents and other apps will continue to function as normal. Students will find a new link for Google Drive and Apps in their myGriffith quick links.

What are the benefits?

Don’t mourn for what’s gone – celebrate the new! Outlook 365 has a range of awesome benefits, including:

  • Access to documents from anywhere (including China!), anytime, with online document creation, storage and collaboration.
  • Integrated tools to help you connect with other students or staff from across the University community.
  • New applications including Microsoft Teams – a digital hub that brings chat, documents and meetings together in one place.
  • Online versions of Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to download Office Apps to five PCs or Macs in addition to five tablets and five phones per user.
  • Access to new apps and features released by Microsoft to our 365 subscription.

Want to find out more?

Check out our Office 365 webpage for further information or to provide feedback.

Outlook 365 also comes with some pretty nifty apps. If you want to learn more about the new 365 apps, head to our Productivity and Content Resource Page.


Video killed the radio star… But it can help you learn about Google Apps!

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Popular business and IT eBook database, Books 24×7, now contains videos on practical subjects such as Microsoft Office 365, presentation skills, digital photography and Google Apps.

Kick back and watch short, snappy programs on your computer or mobile device, or download the MP4 for offline use (if your device supports this file type). There are also transcripts available.

To view video programs in high resolution, you must verify that you have Adobe Flash 10 or higher. If you do not have Adobe Flash 10 or higher, you will not be able to download MP4 videos.

For your viewing pleasure, we have shortlisted nine engrossing video programs about using Google Apps.  ‘Why Google Apps?’ we hear you ask. Well, Griffith University uses Google Apps for Education to provide email, calendar, and collaboration services to staff and students.

So since you’ll be using Google Apps for your study, why not learn how to use them effectively by watching a short, helpful video? Here are our top 9 Google Apps videos: Read the rest of this entry »


Why Google apps are the APPsolute best

iphone-410311_1280Wondering how you can develop organisational skills that would put Monica from Friends to shame?

Developing organisational prowess is key to university success. Which is why it’s time to say goodbye to sticky note to-do lists and hello to your most organised uni semester yet! But how? With Google, of course.

Google offers a range of apps that make organising your timetable, group assignments, emails, contacts, appointments and documents a piece of delicious easy-to-use cake.

 

Apps include:

  • Gmail – your fabulous Griffith email account with crazy storage capabilities
  • Drive and Docs – create, store and share your important documents in Google Drive – anywhere, anytime (plus share and simultaneously work on the same Google document with other students)
  • Contacts – access Griffith specific information and add, edit, star or share contacts easily
  • Calendar – organise your study schedule with the calendar and you’ll be a time-management ninja in no time
  • Sites – Work with others to build sites with information that’s easily accessible to the people who need it – and don’t worry, you decide just who those ‘people’ are.

You’ll also be Appy to hear that as a Griffith student you automatically receive a Google account that lasts a lifetime.

Hungry for more information? Head over to the Google Apps support page. Or search the Google Play Store to download the whole set and let the organisation bliss begin.

 

 


Google Apps for student life!

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  • So here is something neat about the Griffith Google Apps account that you receive when you start at Griffith: it will be available to you for life. Serious!

Griffith student Google Apps consist of:

  • Gmail  – your fabulous Griffith email account with crazy storage capabilities
  • Docs  – create, store and share your important documents in Google Drive – anywhere, anytime (plus share and simultaneously work on the same Google document with other students and staff)
  • Calendar – organise your study schedule with the calendar – and become a time management demon!
  • Sites – a way to share and create webpages with other staff and students
  • Talk – chat with other classmates, friends and staff using the g-chat function in your email. Instant message = winning!

We believe these tools will help you to achieve studying enlightenment. (Well maybe not, but at the very least your organisational skill and time management ability will impress your mum.)

Are you sufficiently wowed? Head on over to the student email support page for more information!

What do you think about Google Apps? Have they helped you in your studying and general UNI goals? We’d love to hear from you!


Your student Google Apps at Griffith – welcome to awesome studying!

google-apps

  • So here is something neat about the Griffith Google Apps account that you receive when you start at Griffith: it will be available to you for life. Serious!

Griffith student Google Apps consist of:

  • Gmail  – your fabulous Griffith email account with crazy storage capabilities
  • Docs  – create, store and share your important documents in Google Drive – anywhere, anytime (plus share and simultaneously work on the same Google document with other students and staff)
  • Calendar – organise your study schedule with the calendar – and become a time management demon!
  • Sites – a way to share and create webpages with other staff and students
  • Talk – chat with other classmates, friends and staff using the g-chat function in your email. Instant message = winning!

We believe these tools will help you to achieve studying enlightenment. (Well maybe not, but at the very least your organisational skill and time management ability will impress your mum.)

Are you sufficiently wowed? Head on over to the student email support page for more information!

What do you think about Google Apps? Have they helped you in your studying and general UNI goals? We’d love to hear from you!