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All Clear for CardMail Migration

University IT has given the "all clear" to migrate to CardMail, so lose the GroupWise.

CardMail Migration Delay

For the past several months, University IT has publicized January 2011 as the time at which UofL students may begin migrating from GroupWise to the new CardMail service.  Apparently, IT has experienced some "start-up issues," and is now asking that students who have not already migrated forbear from doing so until University IT announces a particular DATE after which it should be safe to migrate.  As soon as the law school's IT department receives notice of that date, we will pass it on via the Daily Docket, our Web site and our Twitter stream.

In the meantime ...

  • If you have not already migrated from GroupWise to CardMail, please wait to do so until we get the "all clear" from University IT.
  • If you have already migrated to CardMail but have NOT also closed your GroupWise account, please do not close your GroupWise account until we get the "all clear."
  • If you have already migrated to CardMail AND have closed your GroupWise account, and are experiencing problems, please just try to endure until University IT resolves its "start-up issues."
Our apologies for the confusion and inconveniences.  We share them with you.

CardMail Now Available

CardMail, UofL's new e-mail service for students, is now available.  If you missed yesterday's training and information session, all the information you need is on the law school's Student Computing page under the new CardMail section.

University IT has indicated that May 2011, with no specific date, is the deadline for students to migrate from GroupWise to CardMail.  Even students graduating this semester are encouraged to migrate, rather than allow their UofL e-mail accounts to close, as doing so will ensure you still have a University account through the summer.

Additional Printing Credit Added to Student Accounts

With the start of a new semester, 500 pages of printing credit have been added to each student's account.  This is also a good occasion on which to remind students, particularly 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls, that if they cannot print wirelessly to the laptop printer, it is probably because they are still using their old Lawnet credentials.  At this time last year, when we moved students' accounts from Lawnet to Active Directory, we announced that students would need to bring their laptops by the IT department for assistance reconfiguring their computers to print on the new network.  If you never did so and wish to print wirelessly, please stop by.

CardMail Information & Training Session

Don't forget the information and training session about CardMail, UofL's new student e-mail service, Thursday, January 6, at 12:15 in room 275.  Tasty vittles will be provided.  Bring your own beverage.

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New Stuff on Student Computing Page

The IT Department has added some new stuff to its Student Computing page, including an entire section about CardMail, UofL's new student e-mail service, as well as some other new stuff.  In an idle moment, check it out -- makes great reading on the bus.

Avoid a Computer Exam Disaster: Part the First

Never, ever, ever trust an exam on computer to batteries only.  Always bring your computer's AC adapter and be sure it's plugged in and providing electricity before starting Exam4.

Learn about the new CardMail on Jan. 6

The School of Law IT staff will offer a CardMail information and training session to all students at 12:15 pm, Thursday, January 6, 2011 in room 275. Tasty vittles will be provided.

CardMail, the new student e-mail system provided by Microsoft Windows Live, will be available to all UofL students beginning in January 2011. CardMail features 10 GB of mail storage, instant messaging, a movie maker, a photo gallery and the 25 GB Windows Sky Drive, which allows you to store documents online and access them anytime, from anywhere.

Please submit a response to our CardMail survey and let us know what you want to know about CardMail. For more information about CardMail, check University I.T.'s CardMail page.

Valid Exam4 Practice Tests

This morning (Monday, Nov. 22), the following e-mail went out to all students who submitted a valid Exam4 practice test for Fall 2010 finals:

You have received this message because you submitted a valid and timely Exam4 practice test for Fall 2010 final exams.  Should you require assistance with Exam4, you are entitled to receive it.  Please remember to bring a USB flash drive with you to EVERY exam.  If you do not, and you cannot submit your exam electronically, the IT staff will not provide a flash drive for you. 

If you submitted an Exam4 practice test and did not receive this e-mail, and believe your practice test was valid, please see Asst. Dean Jim Becker in room 115 as soon as possible.

Today Is the Exam4 Practice Test Deadline!

The deadline for submitting a mandatory practice test, if you wish to use your computer for exams this semester, is TODAY (Friday, November 19, 2010) at 11:59 PM. You must identify yourself with your UofL User Name (e.g., EAPRES01) on the practice test for it to be valid.

Students who used Exam4 for the Professional Responsibility exam Friday, November 5, are all set and do NOT have to submit a second practice test. First-year students must download, install and submit a practice test using the new version of Exam4 now available. The version 1Ls used for the Legal Research final and/or the Torts I mid-term has expired and will not run anymore.

If you've submitted a practice test, you can check to see if it was received by looking at ExamTracker (see link below), which is also displayed this week on the hall monitors.

View the links below for all the information you need.