IT Initiatives
IT Initiatives

IT Initiatives

Announcements & Reminders


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Alumni Account & Google Storage 

Google has recently changed its policy for the Google Workspace applications (e.g. Google Drive) to limit storage usage for higher education institutions. In keeping with best practices in higher education to manage storage and to address security concerns, GW will no longer provide Google Drive or Google Calendar to alumni. Your Google email account will continue to be available to you, but it will now have a storage limit of 5GB. In preparation for this transition, we are asking that you backup any Google Drive, Calendar data and any email attachments that you wish to retain before January 31, 2024.

GW IT is also increasing security requirements for all GW accounts. Accounts must have a successful web login annually to remain active. Checking your GW email using a third party email application, like Outlook or Google Mobile App, and forwarding your GW email to another email account does not count as an active login.

Alumni Account & Google Storage FAQ

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IT Website Redesign

The IT website has been redesigned. The new design is the first step in improving navigation and making it easier to find resources and support.  In the redesign, we consolidated and into, making it more convenient to access related services. We have plans to expand the resources and service offerings in the future. As we evolve, your feedback is invaluable. Please fill out our survey

Submit Feedback on the IT Website

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Web Conferencing Survey

GW currently offers several web conferencing platforms including; Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webex. Please take a moment to provide feedback on these Communication and Collaboration technologies used at GW, and let us know your web conferencing preferences. Your feedback is important and will help:

  • Support a shared understanding and a holistic perspective of needs
  • Enable teams to gain meaningful insights needed to identify opportunities & transform experiences
  • Influence future decisions on technology, such as reducing redundant tools to simplify the experience

The survey can only be completed once.  If you've already taken the survey, thank you for your feedback!    

Web Conferencing Survey

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New Microsoft Teams Application

Microsoft is now offering a New Teams app. They have reimagined Teams to be faster, simpler, and more flexible. GW IT will make the new Teams app available to all GW users on November 21st.

How to Switch to the new Teams App

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Web Conferencing Storage Limits

GW has implemented a new 180-day storage limit for Blackboard Collaborate, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom cloud recording storage. 

For more information on the transition and ways to back up your recordings, visit our FAQ.


Projects & Digital Transformation


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Network Upgrades

GW IT is undergoing a major Wi-Fi upgrade, which includes replacing access points and other Wi-Fi hardware across our campuses.  

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CCAS Cloud Account Transition 

Beginning in June 2023, access to various CCAS resources will be transitioned from using your CCAS Cloud account to your GW UserID and password. Learn more about the impacts and progress.




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