Email, Calendar and Collaboration

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Centrally managed email, calendar, productivity, and collaboration tools support project management, workgroup communication, and audio/video conferencing.

bCal

bCal is the Berkeley brand for Google Calendar, and is UC Berkeley's online calendar service for faculty, staff, and students. bCal provides a convenient way for users to share and publish calendars, schedule appointments and recurring meetings, create and manage events, and book conference rooms and equipment.

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bConnected Lists (Google Groups)

bConnected Lists (the Berkeley brand for Google Groups) is a mailing list service for faculty, staff, and students. bConnected Lists integrates with Google applications, making it easy to share calendar events with your Group through bCal, or documents via Google Docs or Drive

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bCourses Projects

bCourses Project Sites is a collaborative workspace that is geared towards instructors, support staff, and students already familiar with bCourses. It is best used for instructional planning and training purposes, and offers collaborative tools such as wikis and discussion forums, and the ability to add external tools to enhance productivity and online interaction between site members.

Key Features

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bMail

bMail (the Berkeley brand for Gmail) is the campus-wide email service for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees.

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Box

Box is a simple, secure file sharing and collaboration option for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students. Box also allows for collaborating with colleagues outside of UC Berkeley. It is ideal for sharing individual, group, or departmental files, including documents, photos, research, and more. Features include: unlimited storage limits, integration with Microsoft Office online, mobile and desktop apps, cloud-based hosting. Box can be accessed via the web, desktop, or mobile app.

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CalCentral

CalCentral simplifies and unifies the online experience for students, faculty, and staff at UC Berkeley. Whether you are a student enrolling in classes, an instructor checking your class roster, or an advisor assisting a student, CalCentral delivers information from multiple campus systems to a personalized, mobile-friendly dashboard.
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CalShare (SharePoint Online)

CalShare is a web-based tool for creating and managing content for collaboration purposes to easily create and share sites, documents, images, lists, discussions, and surveys. View CalShare detailed information

Key Features of the Service

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Confluence Wiki

Confluence is a full-featured wiki available to campus software development teams or technical solution providers and their partners to facilitate collaboration among team members. Confluence provides a single place to store and manage project artifacts, share knowledge, or define services. Enterprise Integration Services (EIS) has licensed Confluence from Atlassian and offers it as part of the UCB Development Tools and Services. Keywords: wiki, confluence, collaboration, knowledge share, development teams
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Document Management

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff have several options for managing and storing documents as well as for applying business process workflow to their documents. The table below can help you decide which option may work best for your needs.

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Google Drive

bDrive (the Berkeley brand for Google Drive) is an online storage and collaboration solution available to faculty, students, and staff. bDrive offers unlimited storage, and includes integrated access to Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms.

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Google Sites

Google Sites allows you to create a simple personal website, wiki, or project site without any prior programming or design skills. With an intuitive drag and drop interface, you can work alone or collaborate with others to build your website in a short amount of time. Sites is fully integrated with Google Drive, and can be created from the Sites homepage or within Drive.

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Surveys & Online Forms

Whether you need an online survey, a registration form for an event, or other activities, you have a few campus options to choose from:

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Video Conferencing

Video conferencing continues to be an essential technology that enhances collaboration while reducing our travel costs and overall carbon footprint.

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