Our conversion of student email boxes to Office 365 is the first of several waves of upgrades taking place throughout the summer. Our Technology Resource Center is now assisting students as they reconnect their mobile devices and begin using new system features. With faculty and staff accounts to be converted in the near future, I need to alert you to the impact this work will have on our campus community. The features of Office 365 go way beyond traditional email communications and will include integrated collaboration tools (i.e. Microsoft Lync) that will fundamentally change the way we collaboration and communicate online.
A six-minute video has been prepared for you to highlight what is coming your way. Our TRC and Ed Tech teams are also preparing to assist you in many ways through fall semester as upgrades to these systems and to Moodle are now in full swing. With the coming availability of Microsoft Lync, we are entering a new phase in the use of technology at Berea. This is a very short video and one I encourage you to view it at your convenience.