Here’s a range of IT options that support this.

 

Suitable for…

Key features

How to access

Google Drive

Collaborating and sharing documents that are not highly confidential or sensitive.

 

  • easy to use, widely accessible
  • view and update files concurrently.

Google Drive access is provided by default.

 

Learn more about Google Drive.

 

Google Talk (chat)

Quick communication via instant messaging with other Google contacts.

  • easy access
  • widely used and accessible across devices
  • available via Google mail.

 

Google Talk access is provided by default.

 

Visit the Google Apps page.

Google Groups

Emailing a group or creating a discussion thread for a research project.

 

  • one location for information
  • easy communication with many.

 

Access to Google Groups is provided by default.

 

Learn more about Google Groups.

 

Google Sites

Creating a virtual online team space or community zone for research.

 

  • user-managed access
  • document and collaboration features
  • sites can be complex to set up.

 

Access to Google Sites is provided by default.

 

Learn more about Google Sites.

 

Skype

One-on-one or multi-party desktop video conferencing.

 

  • desktop installation
  • limited ITS support only.

 

Visit Skype for access options, or complete the online form via the Service and Support Portal for installation and port help.

 

Video conferencing (Tandberg)

Fixed and mobile room based video-conferencing with compatible systems.

 

  • high definition
  • suitable for large numbers
  • requires booking.

For bookings and details, visit the video conference page.

 

(1 week lead time required)

 

Access Grid Room

High end video conferences within an interactive multi-media environment – available through the School of Mathematics.

 

  • 40 seat capacity at RMIT end
  • Access Grid compatible
  • managed sessions.

For bookings and details, visit the Access Grid Room page.