Communication and collaboration

If you’re collaborating with others or working on a group research project, staying in touch and communicating information via voice, video and text is essential. Here’s a range of IT options that support this.

Suitable for…

Key features

How to access

Google Drive

Collaborating and sharing documents that are not highly confidential or sensitive.

  • easy to use, widely accessible
  • view and update files concurrently.

Google Drive access is provided by default.

Learn more about Google Drive.

Google Talk (chat)

Quick communication via instant messaging with other Google contacts.

  • easy access
  • widely used and accessible across devices
  • available via Google mail.

Google Talk access is provided by default.

Visit the Google Apps page.

Google Groups

Emailing a group or creating a discussion thread for a research project.

  • one location for information
  • easy communication with many.

Access to Google Groups is provided by default.

Learn more about Google Groups.

Google Sites

Creating a virtual online team space or community zone for research.

  • user-managed access
  • document and collaboration features
  • sites can be complex to set up.

Access to Google Sites is provided by default.

Learn more about Google Sites.


One-on-one or multi-party desktop video conferencing.

  • desktop installation
  • limited ITS support only.

Visit Skype for access options, or complete the myTechSupport form for installation and port help.

Video conferencing (Tandberg)

Fixed and mobile room based video-conferencing with compatible systems.

  • high definition
  • suitable for large numbers
  • requires booking.

For bookings and details, visit the video conference page.

(1 week lead time required)

Access Grid Room

High end video conferences within an interactive multi-media environment – available through the School of Mathematics.

  • 40 seat capacity at RMIT end
  • Access Grid compatible
  • managed sessions.

For bookings and details, visit the Access Grid Room page.