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Oct 27: Google Drive Service Disruptions

Oct 27: Google Drive Service Disruptions

Google Drive; including docs, sheets, and slides have been experiencing service disruptions today.  Google is investigating the reports or error messages and latency. If you would like to see the status of all of Google’s apps, please visit the Google Apps Status Dashboard for further information.

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Legacy Week: Tech Time Warp to 1944

Legacy Week: Tech Time Warp to 1944

We all know that FIT stands for Fashion Institute of Technology but we often forget what “Technology” meant when our institution was founded. In honor, of Legacy Week and FIT’s 70th Anniversary let’s take a moment to reflect on  the technology of 1944 and how far we’ve come. Television After WWII ended production of televisions […]

October 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
How to Check for Suspicious Activity on Your Account

How to Check for Suspicious Activity on Your Account

Google Apps for Education offers a multitude of security features including allowing you to monitor how your account is being accessed through the Activity Information panel. This is one of the easiest ways for you to ensure that your account isn’t being accessed without your permission. “The Activity Information Panel” allows you to check what browser, […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Quick Guide: Is 2-Step Verification Right for You?

Quick Guide: Is 2-Step Verification Right for You?

Have you heard about 2-Step Verification? Are you thinking about using it for your FIT Google Apps for Education? Follow our quick guide to find out if it is right for you. What is 2-Step Verification? 2-Step Verification is an additional security feature designed to prevent unauthorized access to your Google account. How does it work? […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Video: Gmail Sent Mail Folder Workaround

Video: Gmail Sent Mail Folder Workaround

I have had a few requests for help with the fact that Gmail does not allow you to move sent messages from your sent folder into another folder/label. Gmail’s sent label is more like a search result than it is an actual folder. So, to get around this you will need to create a filter […]

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Video: Creating an Office Hours Calendar in Google

Video: Creating an Office Hours Calendar in Google

Need to create an appointment slot calendar for students to sign up for office hours, or do you need others to have the ability to requests times with you? This tutorial will show you how to set up and share your Google calendar as an appointment calendar. Enjoy!  See our Google Tutorial Videos Playlist for […]

October 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Tweep and Selfie are New Dictionary Words

Tweep and Selfie are New Dictionary Words

Today is National Dictionary Day, the “unofficial” holiday created in honor of Noah Webster’s birthday, October 16, 1758; and a day we celebrate the importance of increasing our vocabulary. In observance of National Dictionary Day, we thought we would review some of the over 150 new words added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary 2014 Edition. […]

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pledge Purple: Technology to Help you Take Back the Night

Pledge Purple: Technology to Help you Take Back the Night

  Have you noticed the purple lighting, Security’s purple ties and all the Pledge Purple signs? This is in conjunction with FITs Pledge Purple Campaign to educate and end sexual and domestic violence in support of the National Take Back the Night initiative. The Pledge Purple Campaign culminates this Thursday, October 16th in the Breezeway from Noon […]

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Video: Gmail Labels, Filters and Advanced Search

Video: Gmail Labels, Filters and Advanced Search

Please check out our newest video in the Google Apps for Education playlist on best practices for using labels, filters (rules) and the advanced search options in Gmail. Enjoy! Have any tips that you would like to share? See more Google related help, tips, and tutorials on our FIT Google Help Site.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Docs: New Sharing Window

Docs: New Sharing Window

A small change to note when sharing Google docs. When you hit the “Share” button to any Drive folder or file we are used to seeing a window open with a list of who you are sharing that docs with (if anyone) and the auto link generated at top of that dialog box. Looks like […]

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply More