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.

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Yammer

Yammer is an enterprise grade social network platform with Facebook like interface. You can use Yammer to communicate and collaborate with the entire Schulich community – students, alumni, faculty and staff. Primary uses for Yammer: Join the groups that interest you to paticipate in the conversation Create your own private or public group to collaborate […]

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Lotus Sametime Web Conferencing

Lotus Sametime can be used for simple text based chat or audio/video web conferencing. Sametime also supports document sharing (whole team can view a Word document being edited on one person’s machine), desktop sharing (let someone control your desktop remotely to help you with a problem), whiteboard, etc.

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Free Tools from the Web – Skype, etc

The popular online tools such as Skype, Google+, etc can be used as an alternative for Lotus Sametime to have a quick online meeting. The online tools are very easy to use; however, Lotus Sametime offers additional features like desktop sharing and the ability to record the meeting.  Skype has recently been acquired by Microsoft, […]

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