Skip to header Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to footer

Technology Services

The VCU Technology Services Blog

Schedule Send in Gmail Now Available

Write now, send later with Schedule send in Gmail. Schedule your emails in Gmail to be sent at a later date and time. When drafting an original email or reply in Gmail, you’ll now see an arrow next to the “Send” button. Clicking this arrow gives you the option “Schedule send” option. After clicking “Schedule send”, […]

VCU eID Account Claim Changes

VCU is improving its eID system, which allows users to log in and access university resources. All individuals with an active eID will be required to claim their account on the system. The account claim process will begin on or shortly before Jan. 29, and will occur during individual required annual password changes. To claim […]

Google Contact Updates January 15, 2019

On January 15, 2019, new Google Contacts will automatically become the default version.  This new Google Contacts version has been available to all users since August 20, 2018.  Users will still be able to revert back to old Contacts until February 12, 2019, when the new Google Contacts become permanent.

Google Drive Trash Retention Changing

VCU Collaboration Services will adjust Google Drive trash retention on Dec. 17. Documents deleted in Google Drive including Team Drive will be purged from trash and backup after 60 days. Previously, trash remained in Google Drive indefinitely. For more information, contact Doctor Gee at drgee@vcu.edu .

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey

Faculty and Staff Student Response System Survey The new VCU Student Response System, Top Hat, was fully implemented at the start of the fall semester. Academic Technologies would greatly appreciate your feedback, which will assist us with addressing concerns, understanding the features that are most important to you, and planning for future enhancements. Please take […]

Google Launches Smart Compose Feature And New Gmail Becomes Permanent

Google is launching a new Smart Compose feature to all users after October 10. Smart Compose intelligently autocompletes your emails. It will be on by default for all Google G Suite users. Users can turn it off in Gmail general settings (Smart Compose > Writing suggestions off). The new Gmail interface will also become permanent […]

New Gmail Updating for All Users

University Gmail users were given the option to switch to the new Gmail in May.  Those who have not yet switched will be automatically moved by Google on or after September 18, 2018, with the option to opt out of the new experience until October 16th, 2018. The new Gmail will become permanent after October […]

Training Opportunity – Advanced Features of Zoom for Virtual Collaboration

As a follow-up to the “Basics” training this past April, which included over 100 attendees, a representative from Zoom will host an advanced session exclusively for VCU faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 21, 12:30-1:30 pm. A range of advanced features will be demonstrated and explained, followed by a Q&A period for live interaction. If […]

Google Contacts Getting New Look

Google Contacts is getting a fresh look and feel. New features include a rebuilt “find duplicates” feature, an automatic updating of contacts with shared Google profile information, and the VCU directory is easier to navigate through a more intuitive and faster “infinite” scroll. For more details, see this post on the apps.vcu.edu site.  

Gmail New Interface Available May 22nd

Gmail on the web is getting a brand new user interface. VCU customers will find the option to switch to the new Gmail user interface in their settings starting May 22. Simply select Settings – Try the new Virginia Commonwealth University Mail. Customers may switch back and forth as they desire. We have no target […]

« Previous Page
Next Page »
View graphic versionView graphic versionView graphic version