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 @gwmail.gwu.edu 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.
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 acadtech.gwu.edu and printing.gwu.edu into IT.gwu.edu, 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
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!
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing innovative and cost-effective solutions, GW IT has recently restructured the campus-wide Adobe Creative Campus Agreement. GW has transitioned to premium memberships for Adobe Express for all faculty, staff and students. Full-time Faculty and Staff will retain access to Acrobat Pro, and we continue to offer the full Creative Cloud licenses to many of our shared computing devices in classrooms and labs.
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.
GW IT is undergoing a major Wi-Fi upgrade, which includes replacing access points and other Wi-Fi hardware across our campuses.
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.