Author Archives: Brian Lesser

Introducing Google Apps at Ryerson

I am pleased to announce that Ryerson University has reached an agreement with Google to make Google Apps for Education available to all students, faculty, and staff. Google Apps is a powerful collaboration platform that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security Information Sessions

Thank you to all who attended the Going Google at Ryerson – Privacy and Security Information Sessions. For those of you who were unable to attend, you can watch the presentation here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/25/watch/2017.aspx Many great questions about the project were … Continue reading

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Working with SADA Systems

Ryerson has selected a third party system integrator to help us implement Google Apps for Education at Ryerson. SADA Systems Inc. http://www.sadasystems.com/cloud-solutions-google-apps.php is working with Computing and Communications Services (CCS) on project planning, data migration, system integration, and community training. The SADA … Continue reading

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Letter of Acceptance

On December 20, 2011 we reviewed the joint proposal to adopt Google Apps for Education submitted by the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing (ACAC) and Computing and Communications Services (CCS). We are pleased with the work done by the joint … Continue reading

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ACAC Recommends Going Google

On December 6 the Advisory Committee on Academic Computing (ACAC) voted unanimously to recommend that Ryerson adopt Google Apps for Education. Here is the final text of the recommendation. December 6, 2011 Proposal to Adopt Google Apps for Education Background … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is a work in progress and is based on questions and comments we have received. If you have a question or comment you would like answered please leave a comment on this page. Please note, comments on this … Continue reading

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Draft Proposal to Adopt Google Apps for Education

Introduction This draft proposal has been written to provide the Ryerson community with an opportunity to review and provide feedback to the E-mail and Collaboration Committee before the committee makes a final proposal to Ryerson’s executive. We hope you can join … Continue reading

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Is Ryerson Ready to Go Google?

Last March we asked the Ryerson community what you want from Ryerson’s E-mail and collaboration systems. We conducted a survey and many of you also took the time to comment on this blog. Here are just a few of the … Continue reading

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What do YOU want from Ryerson’s E-mail and collaboration systems?

Ryerson is evaluating its E-mail, calendaring, and collaboration systems. We are seriously considering using a system like Google’s Apps for Education or Microsoft’s Office 365 for Education. We are also considering other options such as Ryerson hosting its own systems or contracting … Continue reading

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Symposium Presentations and Other Resources

As they become available we will post presentation slides and other resources from the Symposium: Exploring the Future of E-mail, Privacy, and Cloud Computing at Ryerson here: Video Complete video of both the morning and afternoon sessions are available: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/25/Page/Published/183.aspx … Continue reading

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