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Quick Setup: CU Gmail for iOS (iPhone, iPad)

gmail logoThe CU Boulder campus has recently transitioned all student email accounts to Gmail.  This change provides students with a significant increase in storage space – 25 GB.

Here are the quick start instructions to setup your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) with access to your email account.

Quick Setup:

  1. Tap to open Settings icon
  2. Select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
  3. Tap “Add Account . . .”
  4. Select “Gmail”
  5. Enter requested details (use Identikey for email address, NOT first.last@colorado.edu.  Email should look like this [your identikey]@colorado.edu).  Tap “Next”.
  6. Click “Save”
  7. Finished!

Click here for detailed setup instructions.

Learn how to activate your CU Gmail account.


GradesFirst Calendar Integration with iOS Devices

iphone calendar logoFor those of you with iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.), it is very easy to setup your device’s calendar to view all of your GradesFirst appointments. This will make it convenient for you to see class schedules, tutor appointments, practice schedules and any other appointments added to your GradesFirst calendar.

To setup, follow these simple steps:

  1. Using the Safari browser on your device, navigate to colorado.gradesfirst.com (Note:  You must do this from the device you want to setup).
  2. Login to GradesFirst.

    Photo Skitch Document - Gold Calendar Tab

    Gold Calendar Tab

  3. Navigate to your GradesFirst calendar by clikcing the gold “Calendar” tab at top of screen.

    Photo Skitch Document - Right Sidebar

    Right Sidebar

  4. Select the “Setup calendar integration” link in the right sidebar.
  5. Now you’ve reached the instructions page for the calendar integration.  In the top line of the first paragraph on this page, click on the “click here” link. This will send a request to your device’s calendar.
  6. Next, you will see a blue pop-up box asking you to “subscribe” to the GradesFirst calendar (it may take up to two minutes for this box to appear).Photo Skitch Document - Subscribe Box
  7. Finally, click “subscribe” and the GradesFirst calendar, including all of your appointments, will be added to your device’s calendar.

* You can toggle this calendar on/off by going to the calendar settings on your device.

Week 11: Twitter and Facebook

Social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, are all the rage and have been for quite some time. Naturally, as these sites have evolved into playing a greater role in our culture, they have also evolved into being used in the recruiting world. With this evolution into recruiting, questions have been raised on what NCAA rules allow to occur with these sites.

Generally, the NCAA only allows “electronic correspondence” in the forms of e-mail and faxes in terms of communicating with recruits. Therefore, coaches and staff (which includes Herbst Academic Center tutors) cannot write on “walls” of prospects, comments on their status, post comments on photographs, etc.
Also, when updating a Facebook or Twitter status, prospects cannot be singled out or named. Statuses must be kept general, rather than specific.

Since e-mail is allowed, coaches/staff can use the “inbox” function on Facebook or the direct message function on Twitter to contact recruits.

Direct any questions to Jill or Corey.

Post submitted by Mindy Sclaro