G Suite Transition: 1-to-1 GroupWise to G Suite Guide

The G Suite transition team has compiled a collection of top functions and terms from GroupWise and built a comprehensive guide on how to do the same function in G Suite. Follow each link to a Knowledge Base article with specific instructions to walk you through the new process.

You can test out these new functions using your G Suite pilot account. To log in,

  1. From any web browser navigate to google.com
  2. Enter your Campus Network username and password:
    1. Username: your_network_username@pilot.grcc.edu (e.g. janedoe@pilot.grcc.edu)
    2. Password: Your GRCC Campus Network password (Same one you’d use to login to a computer, Groupwise, or Blackboard.)

1-to-1 Guide:

What I did in GroupWise: What I do now:
Send an email Compose an Email Article
Reply to an email Reply to a Gmail Message
Send an appointment Request Create an Event
Busy Search Find a Time for Events
View Multiple Calendars View a Coworker’s Calendar

View Calendars Side by Side

Notes Create Notes In Google Keep
Retract/Resend Appointment Retracting/Deleting an Event

Restoring a Deleted Event

Create Rules Creating Filters for Incoming Mail
Task List Create a List of Tasks in G Suite


Groupwise Google
Appointment Event
Busy Search Find a Time
Folders Labels
Rules Filters

Please Note:  The G Suite pilot account is only for testing and training purposes. Any content migrated from GroupWise to pilot will not be moved to the production G Suite environment.

If you have any questions about how to do a specific task or function in G Suite, contact our Google Guides by emailing GoogleGuides@grcc.edu or contact one of our Google Guides directly!

If you have difficulties logging into your account, please contact the GRCC IT Support Desk at (616) 234-4357.

4 thoughts on “G Suite Transition: 1-to-1 GroupWise to G Suite Guide

  1. Thank you very much. This is great. Some of us like the detail but in specific “bite sized” format like these. One I did not see (even when I went to the “home” for all of these) was in Groupwise you can do bounce back e-mails with rules for when you are on vacation, facilitating at a company, at a conference, etc. I did not see an equivalent. G-mails “rules” seem like folders. Thanks again.

  2. Dan,
    If you go into gmail and go into your settings. Under the general tab- scroll way down to the bottom, you can set “vacation/out of office” auto response to send auto reply messages. I hope this helps! If my response is confusing, email me and I can show you doing a screen share. 🙂

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