New look for RamMail and services
Additional Google services offered to help students
Published: Friday, September 6, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 5, 2013 13:09
As the second week of school wraps up and students continue to adjust to the improved campus, one thing may still puzzle students.
RamMail used to be located at the top right corner when first logging into Ramport. This has changed, but with change comes good for everyone.
“In the past, students have had RamMail,” Technology Services specialist Stephen Schkade said. “That is Google’s offering of e-mail service and it gets [students] 25G of email space, spam filtering and there is no advertising. With these new Apps @ ASU, [students have access to] apps such as calendar, drive, sites and Google plus.”
Schkade said Technology Services held tests over the summer to make sure everything was going to work for the students, faculty and staff.
“Having these extra services available to us is useful and will help students to manage class work,” sophomore Brittni Villarreal said.
Over the past year several requests have been sent to Technology Services for additional services, Schkade said.
“We offered these services to students primarily based on requests [we received for additional services],” he said. “For faculty, they will be able to use the apps and share documents with their students. For students, if they are working on a group project, each student would be able to see a document even if the students were not able to meet.”
Villarreal said she looks forward to any new apps that will be added in the future that will help with the entire education experience.
“From the support side, we have not seen any issues with Apps@ ASU,” Schkade said. “We are open to suggestions and we are willing to work with anyone who requests additional services.”
Schkade said ASU plans to stay up-to-date on the latest applications.
“We will see where Google goes and we will be following and responding to requests from our customers,” he said.
To read more about the Apps @ ASU and find out what each of the apps is, visit www.angelo.edu/apps.