ITS, with the help of a faculty/staff/student focus group and our advisory committees, has spent the last year evaluating and selecting a new email and calendaring system to replace GroupWise and Academic email. We will begin the transition to this new service (called Zimbra) this summer and continue through fall term.
We have outlined an implementation schedule which is described briefly below. You can find more details about this ongoing project, including training schedules and documentation (as they become available), by checking our project website.
We are working to ensure that this process goes smoothly and in a timely manner. ITS will transfer all of your existing email from the old systems to Zimbra on your behalf. We will also work with you to provide you with training opportunities to ensure that you can get to work in the new system as quickly as possible. Once the basic implementation of Zimbra is in place, we are also working on a few enhancements to make it even more useful to the Carleton community.
Basic Project Timeline:
ITS in-depth testing
Transfer student accounts to Zimbra
Early to Mid August
Transfer faculty and academic staff accounts to Zimbra
End of September through October
Transfer of administrative staff accounts to Zimbra
If you have questions or concerns, you can feel free to contact your ITS coordinator or anyone on the Zimbra Implementation Team: