6. Collaboration Tools & Group Databases

Group Databases

You will be working on group projects in your courses.  You can use Group databases to store all the documents related to a particular group project in one central place so that all the team members can easily access.  You can also online alternatives like Google Docs, Microsoft Skydrive, etc.

Creating Group Databases

One of the members of a group creates the database and provides access to other members.  The creator of the database automatically becomes the manager of the database.  You can have up to three databases that you created and be a member of any number of databases.  Note: Please do not use the group databases for 601 (MGMT 6100) projects since these databases are deleted at the end of each term.

The step by step instructions for creating a up Database is given in the image below.  Click on the image to enlarge it.


Launching and Managing the Group Databases

Once you create the database refresh the browser to see the group database listed under the “My Databases” window at the portal. It will also appear in the portal of all the team members added to the database.  Only the manager of the database can launch the administration panel of the database. The admin panel enables the manager to add/remove members, change the title or delete the database.

If you have any questions, please contact Schulich helpdesk at helpdesk@schulich.yorku.ca or 416.736.2100 Ext. 66356. The helpdesk is located at W354 on the third floor.

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