Information Technology

Email, Calendaring and Gmail Support

We have partnered with Google, the world-class email, calendaring and collaboration service, to provide you with your @mtu.edu email address, as well as a host of other collaboration tools.

Resources and Information

30-Day Backup

A backup of every email received by our users in the last 30 days is kept and is immediately available in a self-serve webpage.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar enables users to easily schedule meetings, share event calendars, and stay organized – no matter how busy their days are. You can overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available while Google Calendar sends invitations and manages RSVPs. Google Calendar is integrated into Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications. Calendars can be shared school-wide or with select colleagues. A range of sharing permission controls help maintain security and privacy. View and edit event details, add new events, and invite guests on mobile devices like the BlackBerry and iPhone. Even receive calendar notifications via SMS.

Google Docs

Collaborate and learn in real-time with Google Docs: web-based documents, spreadsheets, drawings and presentations that let users edit the same file at the same time so you always have the latest version. Google Docs lets users be productive at school, at home, and even on their mobile phones. Because Google Docs runs in a web browser, students can work from almost any family computer without having to purchase new software.

Email Lists

We use Google Groups to provide email list services for the campus. Email lists are an effective way to disseminate information to a large group of interested parties. Email lists are also a low-impact way to communicate as a group, especially if some members of the group are in geographically remote areas.

Aliases

Our email system can utilize email aliases to provide more than one email address to a user. These are typically used for marketing and service purposes.

Google Drive

Google Drive is your place to keep single up-to-date versions of all of your files online with 5GB of storage. Access your files from anywhere with Google Drive on your Mac, PC or mobile device (or your browser!). In addition to any file-type you choose to upload, Google Docs are also stored in Google Drive. Share individual files or whole folders with specific people or your entire team. Develop new ideas with your team and move projects together more efficiently with online discussions on any file. As with all Google Apps, this application includes Google's powerful searching capabilities to help you find what you are looking for.

Gmail

Google is now Michigan Tech's email provider. We offer support configuring, troubleshooting, etc., to a range of email clients. This system connects all faculty, staff and students, as well as alumni, prospective students, emeriti and adjunct faculty, etc. Gmail for education offers 25 GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering, integrated voice/video conferencing, and a 99.9% uptime SLA. All hosted by Google – there's no cost, and no ads for students, faculty or staff. Gmail is securely powered by the web, so students and faculty can be productive at home, on the road, or on their mobile devices.

Google Sites

An application for dynamic (and secure) web pages for students, faculty, and clubs. Google Sites is an easy way to create web pages for intranets or class projects. You control what's public and what's private. No coding or HTML required. Administrators can manage site sharing permissions across the school, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time. Creating a web page is as easy as writing a document. Embed documents, presentations, and video and more to develop impressive, interactive web sites.