Graduates Techlist

Congratulations!

To make a smooth transition from student to Macalester alum, review the information about the lifespan of your Mac email, docs, stored files, and other Google Apps accounts.

Keep the data you’ve accumulated as a student

Your Macalester accounts (e.g., Google Apps, 1600grand, Moodle, etc.) will be closed as of the last day to add/drop/audit a fall class. If you have email and data in your Macalester Google Apps account or files stored in your personal folder that you want to save, make sure you retrieve them before your accounts are closed by following the steps in the ITS Graduates Techlist.

Technology Checklist for Graduating Seniors

✓ Move personal files away from Google Drive
✓ Transfer the ownership of Google Drive documents to another macalester account
✓ Forward your macalester.edu email to another account
✓ Copy Macalester email to your personal Gmail account
✓ Take your contacts too!
✓ Add a Macalester account as a Google Sites owner
✓ Transfer ownership of Blog
✓ Take an archive of Google+ Stream, Maps, YouTube, and more
✓ Move any personal files away from H drive 
✓ Download any Moodle documents you want to keep
✓ Print your unofficial transcript
✓ Keep in touch
✓ Read email from campus distribution lists

MOVE PERSONAL FILES AWAY FROM GOOGLE Drive

""migrate data away from Google Apps | download your data: FAQ

Use Google’s Takeout tool to create and download an archive of the Google Docs you own and take them with you wherever you go. 

TRANSFER THE OWNERSHIP OF GOOGLE Drive documents TO ANOTHER MACALESTER ACCOUNT

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transfer Google Docs ownership | share a non-Macalester Gmail account as doc owner

Before changing the owner of Google Drive documents to another Macalester account, be sure to archive or copy any documents you want to keep. Google Drive documents will be deleted when your account is deleted. Student workers, you should transfer the ownership to a departmental account to make sure it continues to exist after you leave.

Forward your macalester.edu email to another account

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forwarding instructions

Email will be forwarded until your account is closed. Existing email will not be forwarded. 

Copy Macalester email to your personal Gmail account

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Mail Fetcher instructions | Google Takeout

Use Google’s Mail Fetcher tool or Google Takeout to copy your existing email to another Gmail account. It can take up to a week to migrate all your mail, so don’t wait to start moving it! 

TAKE YOUR CONTACTS, TOO!

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export contacts | import contacts | Google Takeout

Export your contacts to Google CSV format for importing into a another email account. 

ADD a MACALESTER ACCOUNT AS  GOOGLE SITES OWNER

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Be sure to set to a Macalester account with the access level of is owner, otherwise, the Site will be deleted when your account is deleted.

TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF BLOG

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move a blog between accounts

The short answer is that you can do this by making the blog in question a team blog, with two members, then removing the original team member.

Take an archive of Google+ Stream, Maps, YouTube, and more

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Google Takeout

Create an archive with your data from Google products including Google+ Stream, Maps, YouTube and more.

MOVE ANY PERSONAL FILES AWAY FROM H DRIVE

""smb://files.macalester.edu/users | connect to H Drive

Copy any personal files from the your H Drive to another medium, including a flash drive, external hard drive, or cloud storage. Any files left in your H Drive will be deleted. 

Download any Moodle documents you want to keep

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moodle

Download any Moodle assignments you want to keep before your Moodle account closes.

Print your unofficial transcript

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print your unofficial transcript

Print your unofficial transcript before your 1600grand account closes.

Keep in touch

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MacDirect | alumnioffice@macalester.edu

Join MacDirect, Macalester’s online alumni community. Update your email address by editing your Contact tab. While you're there, update your mailing address and phone number too. You can also email contact info updates to alumnioffice@macalester.edu.

Read email from campus distribution lists

Email posts from campus distribution lists, including Student-announce-l@lists.macalester.edu and ITS-Alerts-Student@lists.macalester.edu, will continue to be sent to your Macalester account until it closes.

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