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Any active student, faculty, or staff member can set up the ScarletApps service.

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To activate the ScarletApps service you will need to first active a NetID and password. If you do not have an active NetID please go to:

netid.rutgers.edu and click NetID Activation.

During the NetID activation process, you will have the option of activating the ScarletApps service.

If you have previously activated your NetID and simply want to activate the ScarletApps service go to:

netid.rutgers.edu and click Service Activation.

You will be asked to log in with your NetID and password. From the list of services select ScarletApps and click on Activate Services.

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Email from Rutgers is sometimes tagged as spam or blocked by external email service providers. For this reason, Rutgers requires you to have a ScarletMail account where all official Rutgers email can be delivered. Other email accounts can be added as additional delivery addresses, but the ScarletMail account cannot be removed as a delivery address.

If you are a Student in a program and you have access to personal health information you may not be able to set ScarletMail as the Official Rutgers Delivery Address. In cases like this, your department will supply you with an additional email account that you may use.

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To access ScarletMail via a web browser, visit the activation page. To log in, use your NetID and password.

To protect Rutgers students, we require a separate password for access to ScarletApps for non-browser-based services such as mobile devices and desktop clients (e.g. Outlook, iPhone, Blackberry, library kiosk, etc.) This password is referred to as your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP/POP Password. For directions on creating or changing your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP/POP Password, go to the “EMAIL & MOBILE” section of the FAQs.

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This project was initiated as a result of university-wide student input. Other free, hosted email solutions that were able to support the Rutgers student constituency were considered such as Microsoft Live@edu, Yahoo, etc. Google Apps for Education was selected because of its extensive suite of applications and its success at many other universities.

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Per the Google Terms of Service, each Gmail account is intended and designed for use by an individual user. If there are multiple users frequently accessing the same account from various locations, you may reach a Gmail threshold and your account will be temporarily locked down. For this reason, departments cannot have shared accounts on ScarletMail. Departments can create a Google Group which can include a collaborative Inbox that multiple people can access. Learn more about Google Groups.

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Rutgers Connect is the official Mail and Calendering system for faculty and staff, however, any faculty or staff member can create a ScarletMail account as well.

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You can submit a request by filling out this form. 

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We are not transitioning student organization accounts at this time. Clam/Eden/Pegasus will still support student organization accounts, although student organizations are welcome to use any of the ScarletApps services for their organization’s needs. For more information regarding the different options available, please contact your local Help Desk.

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If you are a Faculty or Staff member at the University and require Teacher Access to Google Classroom there are two things you need to do:

  1. Log into your ScarletMail Account and go to classroom.google.com. Once there click on Teacher under the text Get Started Using Google Classroom.
  2. Next, go to this form and fill it out.

Once both of these steps have been done your request will be reviewed and processed within 1 to 2 business days.

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Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, and chat through Google Apps for Education, our integrated communication and collaboration solution. Additionally, you can complement the core suite to meet your users’ needs, with access to dozens more Google applications.

Google Apps Education Edition includes:

  • Gmail: Email storage and search tools that help students find information fast and instant messaging from right inside their accounts.
  • Google Calendar: Students can organize their schedules and share events and calendars with others.
  • Google Talk: Students can call or send instant messages to their contacts for free anytime, anywhere in the world.
  • Google Drive: Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with their team or with their whole school. Students can publish final documents to the entire world, too.
  • Google Sites: Work together to keep related documents, web content and other information in one place, on one site.
  • Google Video for education: A video hosting and sharing solution that enables schools and other organizations to use video as an effective medium for internal communication and collaboration.
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As a result of universitywide student input, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) now provides Google Apps for Education for all students, faculty, and staff. The Google Apps for Education suite offers outstanding communication and collaboration tools that can enrich the university experience for faculty and students. Rutgers’ provisioned and managed student Gmail accounts that will eventually replace the current student email systems on all campuses. The Rutgers implementation is called ScarletApps. The Rutgers Google Domain is called scarletmail.rutgers.edu. The service is hosted by Google in partnership with Rutgers. For a current list of available ScarletApps, see Available Apps.

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The difference is mostly on the look and feel of these applications. Also, Google also delegates control of the Google Apps for Education@Rutgers and user accounts to Rutgers. Rutgers has not enabled all applications available to users. For a current list of available ScarletApps, see Available Apps.

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Classroom is available to anyone with a ScarletMail account. It is a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail and Drive.

Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperless, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom

To use Google Classroom log into your ScarletMail Account and go to classroom.google.com

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As part of ScarletApps Faculty, Staff and Students at the University have access to Google Groups.

Google Groups provides the following services:

  • Engage in discussions about a specific subject.
  • Have a Group-based email address in the form of [GROUPNAME]-group@scarletmail.rutgers.edu with a Web-based interface for the Collaborative Group Inbox that automatically threads replies. For more information on Collaborative Inbox please read support.google.com/a/answer/167430
  • Organize meetings, conferences, or social events among members of a group using a shared Calendar.
  • Have shared Calendars that can be accessed by members of a group
  • Have shared Documents and file storage through Google Drive
  • Have a shared website that can be accessed and maintained by members of the group
  • Read group posts through email, the online interface, or both.

For more information on Google Groups please read the Google Groups Services page.

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With Google Drive, you can securely upload any file or folder to the web and access the most up-to-date versions of those files from anywhere. You can access Google Drive in your web browser and you can also download the Drive application to your Mac, PC, Android or iOS devices to seamlessly access files across any of these devices (Note: You can only connect to one Google account using the downloaded Drive application). The Google Drive online interface looks similar to today’s Google documents list with a number of improvements, including new ways to organize your files and enhanced search functionality.

Each user will have unlimited storage space for their Google Drive.
Please note that ScarletApps users will not have the ability to purchase additional storage.

For more information on Google Drive, please visit Google Drive Start or the Google Drive Help Center.

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You can view ScarletDrive using some Android and iPhone/iPad devices. For more information, visit the Google Drive Help page.

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Go to: netid.rutgers.edu and click on Manage Your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP/POP Password. You will log in with your NetID and password, click on the Manage Password tab. You can create or change your password under the “Manage Your Services Password”.

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To use Google+, you must be old enough to have a Google Account; the minimum requirement is 13 years old in most countries.

If you attempt to sign up for Google+ and enter a birthday that doesn’t meet the age requirement for a Google Account, your entire Google Apps (i.e. ScarletApps) account – including Gmail (i.e. ScarletMail) and other services – will be disabled by Google. You won’t be able to sign in to your Google Apps (i.e. ScarletApps) account.

Learn more about age requirements for Google+.

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All of the products, applications, and services used in the ScarletApps at Rutgers environment are subject to the University’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Google’s Terms of Service for that product.

Rutgers University Acceptable Use Policy
Google’s Terms of Service

Individual products, applications, and services may have supplemental terms of service applied in addition to Google’s general Terms of Service. These supplemental terms of service can most often be found by selecting the link on the bottom of the page for that product under the heading Terms and Policies.

If there is ever a conflict between the Google’s Terms of Service and the Rutgers AUP, the Rutgers AUP takes precedent.

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To add the Rutgers Academic Calendar to your ScarletApps Calendar, log in to your ScarletApps Calendar, click the first link provided above to view the Rutgers Academic Calendar, and click on the + in the lower right corner of the calendar. You will be prompted to add this calendar.

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To help keep the system healthy and the accounts safe, all Scarlet Apps accounts have a limited amount of bandwidth. Certain activities that transfer large amounts of data in a short period of time, like synchronizing a ScarletMail account to a mobile phone or mail client, can cause an account to reach these limit.

The following limits apply to ScarletMail and ScarletDrive. These limits may change without notice in order to protect the ScarletApps infrastructure.

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