Google Apps Password Sync for Students
Students are now able to use the same password they use to access their email, log into the student lab computers and access ConnectU also known as their Academia account, to log directly into their Google accounts. This will eliminate the necessity to log into ConnectU to access your email, Google docs & drive or other features of your Google Apps account.
Simply reset your Academia account password the next time you are on campus in any of the student computer labs, or if you have enrolled in Metro’s Self Service Password Reset Program, visit https://studentreset.msudenver.edu and reset your password. This will automatically synchronize your new password with your Google account, allowing you to access www.gmail.msudenver.edu for your Google apps.
This new feature allows you to use your mobile devices with Gmail as well, just follow Gmail’s instructions for adding your email account, located in the settings window when logged into Gmail and be sure to use your firstname.lastname@example.org and your new password.
If you have any trouble or just have questions, please feel free to visit the IT Service Center Windows in West Classroom 241 or Admin Building 4th floor. You can also call the service center at 1-877-352-7548 and you can always visit Metro State’s Technology website, http://www.msudenver.edu/technology/
It is very important to know, that if you reset you Gmail password, that does not sync with your Academia password. The sync is only one way, so sync your Academia password first and use that with your Google Account.
How to reset you Academia password for use with Google Apps
In order to sync your password with Google Apps you will need to reset your Academia password. The process is very simple, and once done will allow you to begin using all the features of Google Apps with your Academia username andpassword.
There are 3 major options to reset your password:
1) Visit any one of the Student Computer Labs on campus and login to any student lab computer, you will be prompted to chagne your password on first login.
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After your password has been changed, it will be synced with Google and you can begin logging into your Google Apps account, at www.gmail.msudenver.edu
2) If you have enrolled in the Self Service Password Reset program at Metro State, then you can visit https://studentreset.msudenver.edu and reset your password through the normal process, then you can begin using your new password with your Google Apps account, by logging into www.gmail.msudenver.edu
3) You can also have your password reset by visiting the IT Service Center Windows in West Classroom 241 or Admin Building 4th floor. You can also call the service center at 1-877-352-7548 and you can always visit Metro State’s Technology website, http://www.msudenver.edu/technology/
Once your password is rest, you can login to the Metro State Google Apps homepage, www.gmail.msudenver.edu , or ConnectU, https://connectu.msudenver.edu . The choice is yours. From either site you can access your Google Mail, applications and other services with your Metro State Academia Account.
You can also begin using your mobile device with Google email, just follow the instructions for adding your Google Apps account to you mobile device, located in the settings menu of your gmail account