Collaboration Tools

Collaborate with colleagues anywhere!

IT Services offers a myriad of collaboration tools to aid in your academic, research, and professional endeavors.

My role at the University is . . .

Faculty

Recommended Tools

Use:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for your document creation needs
  • Box for file sharing and storage
  • Zoom for web conferencing
  • Panopto for video storage and sharing
  • Teams for chat and group conversation

There are many more collaboration tools available at the University.  For more information, see the list of commonly used tools and more details on the full Office 365 Suite.

Student

Recommended Tools

Use:

There are many more collaboration tools available at the University.  For more information, see the list of commonly used tools and more details on the full Office 365 Suite.

Staff

Recommended Tools

Use:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for your document creation needs
  • Box for file sharing and storage
  • Zoom for web conferencing
  • Panopto for video storage and sharing
  • Teams for chat and group conversation

There are many more collaboration tools available at the University.  For more information, see the list of commonly used tools and more details on the full Office 365 Suite.

Use collaboration tools to:

  • Create lesson plans, syllabi and classroom material using Office 365 ProPlus
  • Augment Canvas with video storage, external files, or with a class Team for student interaction
    • Allow students to communicate with each other extemporaneously.
    • Let students answer other students for knowledge sharing

Research Collaboration

  • Create a Team for research collaboration
    • Work with graduate students and peers from other institutions
    • Create notes, post files, write papers, have meetings, and chat with each other
    • Share videos and teasers of your research to others within the University community
  • Store and share files that contain sensitive data on Box
  • Meet with colleagues and students online anywhere in the world with Zoom web conferencing

Use collaboration tools to:

  • Check email, store and share files online, or work on a shared document with G Suite
  • Create a Team to collaborate within student organizations or class projects
  • Share and watch videos with other students in Stream
  • Manage your day with To-Do
  • Protect any files that contain sensitive data by storing and sharing them on Box

Use collaboration tools to:

  • Manage a project with a Team and Planner
  • Use a Team to share information with your department or division – share files, chat, have meetings
  • Manage your personal tasks with To-Do
  • Get quick feedback with Forms (Microsoft or Google)
  • Store and share sensitive data safely on Box
  • Work with a colleague on a spreadsheet or document with G Suite

New Tools and Product Updates

Learn More about Office 365 and G Suite for Education at UChicago.