Messaging and Collaboration
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—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 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 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.
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.
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.