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The University of Minnesota Morris is moving to Gmail! Since 2010, Morris students, faculty, and staff have transitioned from our old email servers to a new Gmail service hosted by Google. This gives the campus more flexibility and options in managing email and connecting with others.

During Summer 2012, alumni and retired staff and faculty are invited to move their lifelong email accounts into the University’s Gmail service. It’s an easy process. Visit the My Account page, and after a few clicks in “Google Account Options”, all your email will migrate to Gmail automatically.

Your email address does not change when you move to Gmail. You still keep your same email address, and your connection to Morris!

Students that are currently registered for classes can go to the following site to see the detailed steps for downloading and installing MS Office for free on their personal computers:

Students who would like assistance getting Office installed can call (320-589-6150), email, or stop by the Helpdesk (HFA 123). online training now is available at no cost to all University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. is a library of online training videos that provides access to more than 1,700 courses for all skill levels in more than 140 specialties including:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio
  • Business
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

To access the online courses, just log in to using your University username and password. You can call the UMM helpdesk at x6150 if you need help.’s online library is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and contains thousands of video tutorials. Organized by subject software and instructor,'s content is constantly growing, and is updated weekly—and sometimes daily. You can attend just the training you want and need, when and where you want it.

There’s even a free iPhone/iPad app to enable users to learn on-the-go. Simply click on the Web Portal Access and type You will be directed to log in with your University username and password.

More information about, and other University online and in-person training opportunities, is available on the University technology training website.