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Collaboration Tools for Student Success

Does your class meets in person or online and need to get together with classmates outside of class? OIT provides several options for student collaboration whether they are working on a big group project or collaborating and meeting with a small study group. Try out some of these tools for getting group work done when you can’t physically get together.  

  • Zoom – have a meeting online. Each person can join from their phone or laptop wherever they are. 
    Getting started with Zoom
  • Microsoft OneNote – use this tool in Office 365 to combine all your notes into one document for the group to share. OneNote notebooks can handle video, images, PDFs, and audio clips in addition to the text you add. 
    Log in to Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft Planner – use Planner to assign tasks to members of the group. You can create checklists. Members will receive emails when they have a task assigned. 
    Log in to Microsoft 365.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Online or Google Slides – allow multiple people to work on
    your presentation at the same time. No sending attachments and worrying that someone is making changes to the wrong version of the file!  
    Log in to Microsoft 365 or Sign in to Google Slides
  • Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive – gives you a place to store all your documents and files, while giving permissions for other people to view, edit, and share. Use cloud storage for keeping track of images, supporting documents, and your presentation all in one folder.  
    Log in to Microsoft 365 or Sign in to Google Drive

If you don’t see one of the Office 365 apps, just select All Apps from the list to expand and see the apps you have available to you.