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Google has recently made available to their Google Apps for Education customers almost all of their web services and applications. This transition allows you to log into your OCApps account from any Google sign-in page by using your full oberlin.edu email address and will enable multiple-account sign-in.
Google has made available a complete listing of its available applications. These include Blogger, Picasa, Reader, and YouTube. Oberlin will make available a selection of these additional apps with additional apps to be added over time and by request.
What to Expect
Upon your first OCApps login after March 31st, you will see a one-time confirmation screen that describes the new services. After that, you can begin using the expanded services with your OCApps account. Once your account has been transitioned, you will have access to these additional apps via the 'More' link in OCApps.
If you have an existing personal account in one of these Google applications that you created with your firstname.lastname@example.org address, Google will walk you through steps to create a new username for that personal account. Afterwards, the data in that account is safe and you can continue access that personal Google account using the new username. There is more information on Resolving Conflicting Accounts below.
Importing personal Google data to an OCApps account
We recommend that you do not move data from a personal Google account to your Oberlin OCApps account. OCApps accounts are deleted when you depart Oberlin College.
There is not an easy way to merge data from these two types of Google accounts.
- Basics and getting started: Account merge and data move options
- Google provides information on moving data in and out of individual Google Apps.
Resolving Conflicting Accounts
A conflicting account exists if you created a personal Google Account for use with something like Picasa, Blogger, Reader or even Gmail with the same email address username as your Oberlin College Google Apps account. Please visit the Resolving Conflicting OCApps Accounts page for more assistance on identifying the conflicting account and renaming it.
Using the Multiple Account Sign-In Feature of OCApps
Under the new infrastructure, OCApps users can now be signed in to their Oberlin and personal GMail accounts simultaneously. To configure this, please follow the steps outlined here.
List of Google products available
How to transfer data between personal Google accounts and your Oberlin OCApps account
More information on data transfer provided by the Data Liberation Front
Some accounts won't be transitioned right away
Google video about additional apps
Migration announcement from Google's blog
Google Help documentation for new infrastructure