Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that can facilitate synchronous online sessions. It can establish audio and video connections between moderators and participants while offering the use of various tools, such as whiteboard, presentation, application sharing, and web tour, during online sessions.
Box allows you to share and collaborate on documents and other files online. With a UR Box account, you can collaborate with individuals both internal and external to the University.
Dynamic List Creation (Pilot)
This tool allows you to create custom email distribution lists that are dynamically updated. Customize your list based on users' departments, roles, or other traits, and then submit a request to University IT for a distribution list to be created based on your selections.
The email aliases initiative seeks to provide everyone in the University community with consistent and easy-to-remember email addresses based on their name (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). You can opt in and choose an email alias. This does not require you to reconfigure your email application or re-subscribe to any email lists.
Email: Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of collaboration tools that includes Exchange-hosted email and calendar service. It offers a seamless workflow with Microsoft Office and other programs. Each mailbox includes 50GB of storage.
Faculty/Staff Email (Exchange 2010)
Microsoft Exchange 2010 is an on-premise email system that provides 500MB of message storage capacity. It is supported on all major browsers and allows users to view free/busy time with Office 365 and URMC Exchange calendars.
Mailing Lists: ListServ
ListServ allows you to send an email to a single address, and then have that message be automatically delivered to a large group of people. Mailing lists enable easy two-way communication between you and the other members of your mailing list.
Office 365 ProPlus (Pilot)
Users with Office 365 email in select departments can download the latest version of Microsoft Office free of charge as part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement. You can install Microsoft Office on up to five computers or devices, either University owned or personally owned.
Faculty and staff sending legally restricted information to external email addresses are required to use SecureMail. University IT recommends also using SecureMail to send legally restricted information to University email addresses.
Skype for Business
Skype for Business (formerly called Lync) is a unified communications tool that provides instant messaging, voice and video calls, online meetings, and other collaboration options.
The University uses Proofpoint to help protect University email addresses from spam, phishing messages, and other malicious email. Proofpoint also protects all mailing lists and distribution lists. You are automatically enrolled in Proofpoint.
Student Email (Gmail)
University IT, in collaboration with Google, Inc., provides a Gmail interface for student email. This system features unlimited email storage, enhanced mail search, Instant Messenger chat integration, access to Google Drive and full calendar use.