Collaboration Tools consist of technologies which allow you to web conference with colleagues in remote on-campus or off-campus locations using audio chat, video chat, text chat and desktop sharing via the internet. IT Services manages an enterprise-level Collaboration Tool called WebEx.
WebEx works in a similar manner to other consumer-level Collaboration Tools that you may be familiar with (like Skype), but provides IT Services with the capacity to support it in our campus environment. Please know that, consumer-level Collaboration Tools will often *work* on-campus, but unfortunately we cannot support consumer-level tools to the same extent. Please visit this link for basic Skype Instructions.
Using WebEx, IT Services can setup a one-time web conference and provide you with all the necessary equipment to collaborate with colleagues over the internet. We can also provision a WebEx account to allow you control your own web conferences at will, without our setup assistance. We even provide training on how to use a provisioned WebEx account for your web conferences and collaboration purposes. Please see our WebEx Instructions for more information.
Contact the ITS Solutions Centre to request this service.
Some of the tools listed above require licensing costs.
Please contact the ITS Solutions Centre for assistance with this service (403-329-2490, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Room E610, University Hall).