After facing some technical setbacks, the transfer to Google Apps is back on track.
Originally, Administrative Computing hoped to start shifting users to the new server during the first week of February. According to Mike Sanker, the department has been diligently working on the transfer but had some technical issues with moving off of the old e-mail server.
There is no set date for the cross over to Gmail, but Sanker said that students can stay up-to-date on all news regarding the transition by visiting goinggoogle.eastern.edu. The site is still a work-in-progress, but it will contain announcements about the upcoming transfer.
Once the transition is complete, students will still be able to access mail on their old Eastern accounts, but they will not be able to send or receive e-mails on that server.
Sanker said that Administrative Computing is hoping to train faculty members on the new system over Spring Break and students will receive training some time later this spring.
Training for the new online portal, my.eastern.edu, will be taking place on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in HHC106. The portal serves as a place for students to register for classes, pay bills online, join discussion boards, receive advising and follow student activities calendars.
Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to the sessions to learn how to utilize the new system.
Please note, if you are having problems accessing either site, make sure you are not including “www” at the beginning of the URL.