Gmail Has A New Look!

From settings, choose "Try the new Simmons Mail" optionGoogle has released new, improved features to Gmail and they are now available to the Simmons community.
New features include:

  • Click on attachments—like photos—without opening or scrolling through large conversations.
  • Use the new snooze button to postpone emails to a convenient future date or time.
  • Easily access other apps you use often, like Google Calendar, Tasks (now available on Android and iOS) and Keep.
  • Gmail will also “nudge” you to follow up and respond to messages with quick reminders that appear next to your email messages to help ensure nothing slips through the cracks.
  • Smart Reply via suggested replies to Gmail on the web to help you reply to messages faster.
  • On mobile, high-priority notifications can notify you of important messages to help you stay focused without interruption. Gmail will also start suggesting when to unsubscribe from newsletters or offers you no longer care about.

Click here for a handy sheet (PDF) about these features.

Getting started:
Go to Settings (the cog wheel in the top right corner of your inbox) and select “Try the new Gmail.” If you’d like to switch back later down the road, you can go to the same place and select “Go back to classic Gmail.”

Please contact the Service Desk at 617-521-2222 for more information.

New Printers Rolling Out Across Campus

Picture of a printerOver the past two months Simmons Technology has been working closely with our print vendor, Toshiba, to conduct an in-depth assessment of our printing needs to identify opportunities for improving this service.

As a result of this assessment, Simmons Technology will soon be rolling out new Multi-Function Devices (MFD) on both campuses for faculty, staff and student printing. The new printers will have a different look and more importantly, these devices include new features such as integration with Google Drive. Initially, we will work with key department contacts to install the new equipment. We plan to follow up with  ‘how to’ emails and offer training for the enhanced features.

Please contact Roy Balcom, roy.balcom@simmons.edu if you have any questions about the roll-out schedule.

Save Time with Sharkpass

"Remember me 30 days" option is at the bottomIn our continued effort to improve information security for our community, the College rolled out Sharkpass in May 2017. We had record adoption of this product.  Below are some helpful hints for using Sharkpass aka Duo.

  • You can avoid the hassle of identifying yourself every time you login on the same computer and browser by simply clicking the “Remember me for 30 days” checkbox on lower half of the authentication screen
  • Acknowledging the Duo “push” from the Duo mobile application is the most streamlined approach and the least expensive option for the College.
  • If you don’t have a mobile device and you are frequently verifying your identity by telephone, you transaction could be simplified with a hardware token.

Please contact the Service Desk at 617-521-2222 for more information.