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U of M introduces myumanitoba email system for students

June 6, 2013 — 

Brian Mitchell

When students finish registering for courses this summer, they will be encouraged to activate their new myumanitoba email address. Starting this July, you will begin seeing email from students with addresses ending in @myumanitoba.ca.

Powered by Office 365, myumanitoba is a cloud-based service offering 25 GB of space that configures to smart phones and tablet computers, so students will no longer need to forward their email. The web interface is modern, intuitive and familiar to students who currently use such email services as Outlook and Hotmail. Not surprisingly, initial testing with students has been overwhelmingly positive!

The activation process will be different for new and returning students. Upon activating their accounts in Iridium (the university’s identity management system), new students will automatically receive their @myumanitoba.ca email address. In contrast, returning students will be required to go into Iridium and activate their myumanitoba account. After this step has been completed, emails sent to any existing CC accounts will automatically be forwarded to students’ new @myumanitoba email address. Please note that all CC accounts will be deactivated within the next 18-24 months (an email warning will be sent to all CC accounts prior to this date).

As part of the transition to the new system, online support for students, including video tutorials and step-by-step instructions, will be provided to supplement existing assistance available through the Help and Solutions Centre.

In the fall, additional features, such as Office Web Apps, will be rolled out, enriching the student experience and making it easier for students to use Office 365 and work within the new Electronic Communications with Students Policy.

 

 

 

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