Messaging and Collaboration

If you think you have received a suspicious email message, check the Suspicious Email Alerts tool before reporting the message to the assistance center.


Your university email account is the primary means of official communication. It is necessary for all students and employees to use their university email accounts to receive emergency alerts, registration and billing information, campus announcements, and other critical notices. Gmail is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.

Google Calendar

Use Google Calendar to schedule meetings by inviting anyone with an email address. You can set up meeting reminders, check for conflicts with other UALR users, and share your calendar with others.

Google Calendar is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.

Google Drive

Google Drive—along with associated productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides—allows you to create and store files that can be accessed anywhere, and then share those files with others instead of attaching them to emails. You can also collaborate with other users on the same document in real-time.

Google Drive is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.

Google Groups

Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or classmates—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group.

Google Groups is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.

Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing service that enables you to join virtual meetings via audio, video, chat, and screen sharing with up to 100 people with no time limits. Telephone dial-in to a U.S. phone number is provided; dial-out is free to the United States and Canada.

Google Meet is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.


LISTSERV is the mailing list software used to manage university email lists for discussion, marketing, distribution, and announcements.

Need a new mailing list?

Request a Google Group instead! A Google Group acts as both a traditional mailing list as well as a message archive stored on the web, and has replaced LISTSERV for manually-managed mailing lists as of January 1, 2020.
Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a communication and collaboration service hosted by Microsoft offered to current students and employees for personal use. Office 365 allows users to install Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneNote applications on their local computers, as well as access to the online versions of the software.

The applications supporting these services and data are hosted in data-centers owned and managed by Microsoft.

Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive (previously SkyDrive) is a cloud storage, file hosting service with up to one TB of space that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.

OneDrive has file sharing and editing features that make it easy to access your files, photos and music. There is also a desktop app for OneDrive that creates a folder on your PC or Mac that syncs with your cloud folder and lets you access files on your PC remotely. When you access your OneDrive, you will see that you can upload & download files or create new folders, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. The documents that you create here will be automatically saved in your OneDrive cloud account.

One Drive client software is available for Windows, Mac OS X 10.6, Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads with iOS 5.0 or higher.

Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. This is a great tool for organizing your classes or your daily activities.

Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft, available as a part of the Microsoft Office suite. While Outlook is often used mainly as an email application, it also includes a calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taker, journal, and web browser.


WordPress is the university web content management system that supports both our official university website and our personal blogging platform known as Commons @ UA Little Rock.


Zoom video conferencing helps the university expand traditional classrooms to meet the growing needs of learners. Teachers of fully-online, hybrid, and flexible classrooms can automatically leverage the campus Zoom licensing to schedule unlimited video meetings to up to 300 participants and store session recordings with automatic audio transcription for later viewing.