THANK YOU for answering this issue Mike. I was the person at the CTL
who couldn't figure this out and couldn't get my google docs with the
UVM address to work. I will also try it again now. I would
constantly get the redirect page.
thank you for looking into this!!!!
Does it work for you now Charlie?
Quoting Mike Austin <[log in to unmask]>:
> On Wed, 22 Jul 2009, Charles Rathbone wrote:
>> I am currently teaching a course and am having my students work
>> with each other through googledocs. They send me an email
>> (Thunderbird) in order to invite me to join their work. When I
>> click on the link in the email that should send me directly to
>> google's googledoc site, instead (this is where the twilight zone
>> comes in) I get sent to a UVM google document site and get asked
>> for my password. First of all, it isn't clear which password to
>> put in, UVM netid/pw or my Google id/pw. Neither works. My uvm mail
>> account address is also the id I've chosen for my Google site.
>> This may be a complicating factor.
> This is result of an existing test team edition version of Google Apps
> that some people at UVM created. Unforunately, it means that uvm.edu
> addresses that were invited to share documents from the main google
> site where often redirected to this team edition login.
> Google allowed teams of people at organizations to turn on domain
> features that affected others in their domain. We ended up turning off
> most of the function of that domain for now while we're investigating
> google-type services because of this kind of redirection for all. But
> we hadn't disabled the Docs feature, and I think that's what caused
> your problem here.
> I have gone in and disabled the docs feature there now.
> I think if you are re-invited to share that document, it will now
> generate the correct URL for you that doesn't try to redirect you to
> the team edition version.
> Please let me know how this works out for you - feel free to email me
> directly while we work through this and ensure it works well for you.
> One other note: if you aren't sure if you should enter your UVM
> credentials somewhere, definitely DON'T do it. For all you knew, you
> could have been giving your UVM credentials to a hacker. And you
> definitely have given them to Google. I strongly recommend you change
> your password.
Holly B. Parker M.Ed.
Academic Services Professional Senior
Center for Teaching and Learning
University of Vermont
303 Bailey Howe Library
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405