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Collaboration Tools:

Teams, Skype, & Box

Collaboration with colleagues is easy with these ready-to-use, online solutions available at no cost to all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Miami.


At a glance:

Collaboration tools – such as Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Box – enable faculty, staff, and students to connect with others, no matter where they are located in the world.


Benefits of collaboration:
  • Documents are all stored in a
 single place, accessible online.
  • Team members can be anywhere.
  • Keep track of projects easily.

  • Complete actions quickly.

Microsoft Teams:
Microsoft Teams, a chat-centered workspace in Office 365, brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place – so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Enjoy real-time collaboration, schedule group meetings, work on projects with various teams, and much more.

Skype for Business:
With Skype for Business, you can connect with your fellow classmates, coworkers, or anyone around the world! Easily start conversations with instant message (IM), voice, or video calls; see when your contacts are available online, in a meeting, or presenting; share your screen; and more.

Box:
Box is more than an online file storage solution – its real-time editing capabilities, shared folders, and versioning history make sharing files and collaborating easier than ever. Use the Box app to access files on the go from your mobile device, or create team accounts to connect at any time.

Who can use it?:

These collaboration tools are available at no cost for all UM faculty, staff, and students.


Who to contact:

If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or help@miami.edu.


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