Google Apps user:
Your @worcester.edu Google Apps account will be converted and
start working more like a full Google Account on or about March 1, 2011.
This will provide you access to many more applications from
Google. As a byproduct, it will require that an email address is only
associated with one Google account.
If you currently have two accounts with Google with
identical email addresses:
The first account is your worcester.edu email
address assigned to you by Worcester State University and is managed by
your worcester.edu administrator. You may be using this account to
access services available to your organization such as Gmail, Calendar,
The second account is a conflicting Google Account
that you created using your worcester.edu email address to access the
rest of Google's services such as Blogger, Reader, or Picasa (which
until now, had not been available from accounts managed by our
Once your organization-managed account has been converted to work more
like a full Google Account, Google will assign a new temporary name to
your conflicting personal (non-WSU) Google Account. You will
continue to be able to access your personal Google Account after the
account is renamed, and data in your personal Google Account is safe.
Step 1: Visit www.google.com/accounts and
sign in with your personal Google Account
Step 2: Click "Change email" under "Personal Settings"
Step 3: Enter a different email address where you can receive mail,
enter your password, and click "Save email address"
Step 4: Check your other email address and click the link in the
verification message from Google to confirm your change
If you don't have a different email address (personal non-WSU Gmail
account) where you can receive mail, you can resolve the conflict
by setting up an @gmail.com address.
Words of caution
Once your @ worcester.edu account has transitioned, you will notice a
few key changes that may be different than the behavior you are used to:
services you visit while using your organization-managed Google Apps
account will automatically sign you in with this account. Be mindful of
the data you're saving in your @worcester.edu, which is subject to
terms and conditions.
- The new
services available from your WSU-managed account will initially not
contain any information. Existing account data from your personal Google
Account can still be found in that account, which you can continue to
access after you assign/create a new email address to it.
If you have any questions, please contact the
IT Help Desk.