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Google Groups mailing list migration training open houses

Now that classes are back in full swing, University Technology ([U]Tech) wants to communicate an important message about the mailing lists you use on an ongoing basis. From department announcements to student correspondence, mailing lists play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of Case Western Reserve University. It is critical that the university use a mailing list system that is modern and reliable.

Case Western Reserve mailing lists are undergoing a gradual migration from Sympa Mailing List Manager (Lists@Case) to Google Groups. Groups meets the university’s needs and is integrated with popular CWRU Google apps such as Gmail, Calendar and Drive.

[U]Tech has developed a self-service migration tool that allows members of the university community to migrate mailing lists to Groups easily.

The automated tool ensures that all common settings of the Sympa list are matched in Groups. After the migration, users may consult a post-migration checklist to verify list settings were matched appropriately.

Any list owner or moderator can migrate a list; therefore list administrators should coordinate to avoid confusion.

To verify that a mailing list qualifies for migration, review the Pre-Migration Checklist at For step-by-step instructions and a link to the Groups migration tool, visit

[U]Tech will host open house training sessions for members of the Case Western Reserve University community to learn more about using Google Groups and the Sympa List migration process at the following dates, times and locations:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Crawford Hall, Room 9A; and
  • Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom A.

In addition, training resources for Groups are available at

For further assistance with Groups or the migration process, contact the [U]Tech Service Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357) or