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Email archive migration

2018/05/16 – 8:30 am

Last summer, the university migrated its email system from GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook. The next phase of this project is the migration of email archives …

Hangouts video calls transitioning to Hangouts Meet

2018/05/09 – 8:30 am

Hangouts Meet is Google’s new improved video meeting experience for G Suite for Education users, and will be replacing traditional Hangouts video calls in late …

Windows 10 migration project update

2018/05/09 – 8:30 am

The Migration to Windows 10 project is nearing the halfway point. With an average of 30 systems successfully migrated every evening, the project is on …

Annual Blackboard Learn upgrade introduces new features

2018/05/02 – 8:30 am

Blackboard support performed the annual Blackboard Learn upgrade on Sunday, April 29. There are a number of new features that will interest faculty, including:

An easier …

Library launches new website

2018/05/02 – 8:30 am

MacEwan University Library is pleased to announce that we have launched our new website!  While much of the content remains the same, the overall look …

Changes to PeopleSoft homepage coming on May 21

2018/04/18 – 8:30 am

The way students, faculty and staff interact with PeopleSoft is changing. On May 21, the university will implement PeopleSoft’s “Fluid” interface, which brings a new …

IT security training program launch

2018/04/18 – 8:30 am

As part of its ongoing IT security awareness efforts, the university is launching a permanent IT security awareness training program. This program will help ensure …

Discounts on Lenovo products for MacEwan employees

2018/03/28 – 9:40 am

Did you know you can get a discount on your personal Lenovo shopping? Check out this month’s discounts.

Windows 10 migration project begins March 19

2018/03/21 – 8:30 am

From March 19 to June 30, our computer vendor, Microserve, will be migrating all faculty and staff PC computers still using the Windows 7 operating …

Discounts on Lenovo products available for MacEwan staff

2018/01/31 – 8:30 am

Receive discounts on Lenovo products for personal use. Find special offers on desktops, notebooks, tablets, and accessories from both Think and Lenovo lines of products.
Check out the …

Google Drive Stream—all the files without the space

2017/12/13 – 8:30 am

With unlimited file storage, fast search, straight forward collaboration and easy sharing, Google Drive is a great tool. However, there are some file types Google …

Datacentre outage on Nov. 20

2017/11/22 – 8:30 am

The university experienced a datacentre outage between 8:30 p.m. and approximately midnight on Monday, November 20.
Systems affected included the main website (, myPortal, Blackboard and …

New self-service password tool launching

2017/11/15 – 8:30 am

MacEwan ITS has updated the self-service password tool accessed from the portal. The updated tool will provide a new look and better password management security.
The …

Taking advantage of Outlook: the Google/Outlook calendar dating game

2017/10/25 – 8:30 am

When MacEwan first moved to Outlook, one of the first things people asked was how they could see events from their personal Google calendar in …

Employee pricing on Lenovo computer products

2017/10/25 – 8:30 am

Our preferred hardware vendor, Lenovo®, is pleased to announce employee pricing is now available.
The MacEwan store provides our staff and faculty discounts on computing technologies, …

Outage notification – Oct. 14

2017/10/11 – 8:30 am

There will be a four-hour outage to some systems between 10 p.m., Saturday, October 14 and 2 a.m., Sunday, October 15 as IT completes database maintenance.
The …

Proper Filtering and Sorting in Google Sheets with filtered views

2017/09/20 – 8:30 am

Data often gets corrupted when people improperly sort information so they can group items together. Discover how “Filters” and “Filtered Views” can temporarily hide and …

Update from Web Services

2017/09/13 – 8:30 am

Submitted by Shelagh Kubish, coordinator of Web and Portal Services:
It was an especially busy summer in the Web Services department. Here are some highlights of …

Power searching Google Drive

2017/08/30 – 8:30 am

Google Drive is a great place to store files. The best part, you don’t have to be concerned exactly where the file lives if you …

Taking advantage of Outlook: Booking meetings

2017/07/12 – 8:30 am

Using a modern email/calendar client provides some great advantages, but to really tap into the power of these tools you may have to change your …

Outlook migration project update: Migration of meetings and appointments

2017/07/05 – 8:30 am

On Friday, June 30, ITS migrated all Groupwise calendar items that were not part of the original migration into Outlook. This includes all meetings booked …

Be aware: Recent phishing emails at MacEwan

2017/07/05 – 8:30 am

Over the last two days, MacEwan ITS has become aware of several phishing emails at the university.
These emails have included the subject lines:

Beneficiary Update – Action …

Training and support update: Email migration to Outlook 2016

2017/05/31 – 8:30 am

We are one week from the June 2 target date for migrating university email from GroupWise to Outlook. In order to help you prepare for …

Global ransomware alert

2017/05/17 – 8:31 am

Be on the lookout for suspicious emails!
As you may have heard, many organizations around the world have been affected by a massive, global ransomware attack. …

What MacEwan University and Google have in common

2017/05/17 – 8:30 am

Trevor Beck is a Google certified trainer and certified innovator and has been teaching and training for over 25 years. Over the next 12 months, …

Network and database outage notifications: May 13–14

2017/05/10 – 8:30 am

There are two scheduled outages this upcoming weekend.
Network Outage – May 13–14
There will be a network outage between 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 and 4 …