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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
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
Visitor Management Link on MyFIT

Visitor Management Link on MyFIT

The link to the campus Visitor Management System has been temporarily removed from MyFIT while the vendor addresses an issue with the database file. Look for an announcement with more information and instructions on how to use new system. Dorm students should continue to make visitor requests through the Residential Life homepage.  

October 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Week in the life of Google at FIT

Week in the life of Google at FIT

As we are approaching the last few dates for groups to migrate to Google here at FIT, I thought it would be interesting to share some of the numbers and stats of how FIT is using Google Apps for Education. To date, approximately 28,000+ active students and 2475 total staff and faculty have been migrated to […]

October 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
Weekly Computer Updates

Weekly Computer Updates

To ensure FIT office and lab computers are secured, IT is requesting that users log off when they leave on Friday’s, but leave their computers powered on.  Monitors can be powered down.  During the weekend patch cycle, computers will be rebooted, so users are cautioned to close applications prior to leaving for the weekend. Thank you […]

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Share Gmail searches with friends

Share Gmail searches with friends

Do you have that one person in your life (or maybe more) that always say they just can’t find that email you sent to them? A new shortcut in Gmail allows you to send the url to that email to that special someone so that it comes up in their own inbox. Sure, you could […]

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Oct 2: MyFIT Scheduled Upgrades

Oct 2: MyFIT Scheduled Upgrades

IT must apply patches to MyFIT (FIT Portal) to ensure reliability and security.  This work is scheduled for Oct. 2 from 7am-8am. During this time, MyFIT will be unavailable.  All other FIT systems and services will remain operational. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve and update FIT systems Please direct your questions […]

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wireless Printing

Wireless Printing

I have a Canon Pixma 6820 wireless printer that needs to connect to my Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I am in Kaufman hall and am unable to connect this printer over the network to my computer. Is there a way to do this?Thank you!-Kevin Answer: Wireless printing is not supported on FIT’s wifi. You will need to […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More