WiscList Migration to Google Groups FAQ

Frequently asked questions about migrating from WiscLists

Campus is moving the email list service from WiscList to Google Groups.  If you are a list owner, you can migrate your list any time between now and December 20, 2020.  Here are some helpful links with information about this migration:

MERIT has tested the WiscList migration function, and have found the following information out:

  • Migration is fast - it only took a few minutes once we hit the migrate button.
  • When you migrate the list, it will remove all non-admin members from the WiscList, and will add the new Google Group as a member.  This acts as the forward to the new list, so you should not delete the WiscList after you migrate as that will delete the forward.
  • Due to the above change, if you want to have a backup of what the group looked like before you migrated it, be sure to export the data before you migrate the list.
Once you have migrated and are looking to manage your group on the new Google Group site, here is how to:
While WiscLists and Google Groups are campus supported products, MERIT is happy to try to help you out with them, so if you have questions you can contact us at helpdesk@education.wisc.edu, or you can contact DoIT directly at help@doit.wisc.edu.

Keywords:WiscList list migration google groups group email   Doc ID:103724
Owner:Jason E.Group:School of Education
Created:2020-07-07 13:24 CSTUpdated:2020-07-17 07:53 CST
Sites:School of Education
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