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Communication and Collaboration

Learn about communication and collaborative tools available to UC San Diego faculty and staff.

These cloud-based solutions comply with federal and state information security, privacy laws, and regulations, and make it easier than ever to collaborate and manage work.

IT Services continues to evaluate additional cloud-based tools and make them available as needs arise. 

Now Available to Faculty and Staff

G Suite for Education, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business (Lync), and Office Online are available to all faculty and staff, excluding those in the Health System. Health System staff continue to be enabled for Skype for Business (Lync). Please contact your local IT support for questions about utilization in your department. Otherwise, contact the ITS Service Desk, (858) 246-4357 or ext. 6-HELP.

Zoom Video and Web Conferencing

Zoom offers the best in class video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Only the host of a Zoom call needs to have a Zoom account to use it anytime for any meeting, conference, or person-to-person video calls. Learn more about Zoom.

G Suite for Education

G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps) is an ad-free collection of Google's free web-based applications for educational institutions. The apps include features not available to the general public. Learn more about G Suite for Education.

OneDrive for Business

This file sharing program allows faculty and staff to store, share, and sync files with their local computers and mobile devices. If you use Dropbox for work documents, try using OneDrive instead. Learn more about OneDrive for Business.

Skype for Business (Lync)

With Skype for Business, you can chat with individual or groups of colleagues, set up video conferencing, and share your desktop. Learn more about Skype for Business.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams provides a chat-based collaboration workspace that integrates with your other Office 365 apps and services. Kearn more about Microsoft Teams.

Office Online

Office Online lets you access documents stored in OneDrive, Outlook Web App attachments, and Lync meeting notes whenever you have an Internet connection, from almost any device. Learn more about Office Online.

Note: this page has a friendly link that is easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/filesharing