1. When you decide to Log into PSBmail, here’s how you do it
2. YOU HAVE TO EMAIL COLLEAGUES AT THEIR BROOKLINE.K12.MA.US EMAIL ADDRESSES
3. If something isn’t working, please reach out to the Help Desk
We have 19 “How To” Guides (and more coming) that have simple instructions to teach you how to do the basic functions in PSBmail, calendar, and contacts. For the How To Guides, go to www.brookline.k12.ma.us/google and look for the “PSBmail How-To Guides” link on the right. Click on that link and it will take you to all of the guides.
5. To find out where you can go to a class about using PSBmail
6. Please Keep Using First Class Conferences
When are we switching to PSBmail?
A two week transition period will begin on May 25th and run until June 8th. During the Transition Period you can continue to use First Class or start trying out PSBmail. You can go back and forth if you like as you get familiar with PSBmail. On June 8th everyone will switch to PSBmail.
If you want to be part of group of Early Adopters who start using PSBmail as early as May 18th, just fill out this short form and let us know.
Will we have new email addresses?
Yes, we will finally be moving to a simpler an easier to remember email address. Your email address will be first email@example.com. But don't worry, any email sent to your brookline.k12.ma.us email address will still get to you.
What about our Conferences?
We will be using Google Groups to replace the communication and collaboration that now happens in First Class Conferences. For a few weeks now, we've been working with Principals, Coordinators, and Directors to identify the First Class Conferences that are most frequently used by teachers and staff. If you want to suggest other conferences that also need to be moved over, please fill out this short form.
How can I give input on the switch or ask questions?
There are a number of ways you can give input about the switch.
I have a lot more questions. What should I do?
First, please take a look at the FAQs by clicking here and see if the answers are there.
Second, you can post a question on the new Google Q&A Forum that's on your First Class desktop, and we'll answer it.
Third, please come to one of the Q&A sessions we're having between now and May 25th in schools and at town offices and ask your questions in person. The full schedule of these sessions will be posted by April 29th.
Before we switch to PSBmail, we'll have in-person question and answer sessions at each school, at Town Hall and at the Brookline Education Resource Center at 24 Webster Place. We're finalizing this schedule now and will post it here by Friday 4/29. To see the schedule just click here.
We're creating a bunch of Step-by-Step Guides that illustrate basic functions of Gmail, Google Conferences, Calendar and Contacts. These guides will be easy to print and you will be able to follow along as you learn how to use PSBmail. Click here to see all the guides.
Ed Tech Specialists are in your building and can offer support and guidance.