All Things Zimbra

Now that most people have made the transition to Zimbra, we’d like to offer some help on some of the frequently asked features of the program. Zimbra is an all inclusive web client, providing email, calendar and contact information in one location.  Because it is web-based, this information can be accessed from any location with internet access. 

Logging into Zimbra:  Zimbra can be accessed by logging into MySJU.  In the center of the SJU Today tab, there is a Connect to Zimbra link and a link to Zimbra Resources.  Eventually, Zimbra will replace MySJU mail, and will be accessed by clicking the mail icon on this platform.  This is the preferred method for connecting to Zimbra.  However, if MySJU is unavailable, Zimbra can be accessed directly by going to: .  Login with your SJU username and password.

If you have not yet made the switch to Zimbra, registering to be transitioned is easy. To find the “Got Zimbra?” channel:

1. Login to MySJU at
2. Under the “SJU Today” tab, you will see the “Got Zimbra?” channel in the center.
3. Click the link that says Schedule My Transition to Zimbra

Answer a couple of questions about your current mail setup and the I.T. department will process your Zimbra switch request.

This month’s blog will focus on the email function of Zimbra.  In future months, we will explore the calendar and contact functions.  All of this information (and more) is available on our I.T. website at .  Login and open the Zimbra link in the Knowledge Base.

When starting a new message, the following toolbar options are available:


  1. Send the message
  2. Cancel the message
  3. Save a draft of the message – message will be saved in Drafts folder
  4. Add an Attachment
  5. Spell Check the message – This feature is not automatic in Internet Explorer and must be selected.  Spell Check is on by default in Firefox.
  6. Creating  a Signature
  7. Options – Allows user to choose plain or styled text.
  8. Show BCC – Toggles between turning  BCC field on/off   z-bcc



Some additional Zimbra features include:
Managing Mail Folders
Searching for Messages

SJU I.T. has posted a Zimbra Blog  and is offering Zimbra Training: .  Please access these resources for additional information.


Turnitin Training

As the new semester is now underway, Turnitin would like to invite you to join one of their  online training sessions which are offered twice per day. The training session is very beneficial for new users, and also serves as a great refresher for current users.

Please find a link to the training schedule below:

In addition, there are  self-guided videos available; go to

For those instructors using Safe Assign
SafeAssign is a service integrated in Blackboard.  When creating an assignment in Blackboard, an instructor can choose to make the assignment a SafeAssign assignment, which will automatically submit it for plagiarism checking, and generate a report for the instructor.  Questions on using SafeAssign should be directed to Al Labonis at

Zimbra Rollout

The university’s new email and calendar client, Zimbra, began its official rollout to employees in July.  Information Technology will schedule a time with each department to migrate them to the new platform.  Full campus integration is planned by January 2010.

Zimbra Information sessions are available this summer on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 21: 3:00 – 4:30 PM  in  MV 107
Wednesday, July 29: 1:00 – 2:30 PM  in  MV 107

To help with logistics, if you plan to attend any of these sessions, please RSVP at

For more information about Zimbra, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the SJU Zimbra Blog at: