PAWS is the University portal. It provides a service called "groups" for those with University of Saskatchewan logins (NSIDs). Groups can be formed on an informal basis, by one member of the team creating the group and populating it with the other members. More on PAWS Campus Portal »
Blogs (web logs) are a service that distribute your message to many people. This is a utility that permits you to post news from your research team and similar "broadcast" messages. It has an advantage over personal webpages in that people can subscribe to your blog and be informed when you issue updates. More on the Blogging service »
ICT operates a SharePoint 2010 service for departments with their own ICT support staff; ICT cannot support individual users. SharePoint might work well for a graduate student and supervising professor to collaborate on papers or a thesis.
ICT is piloting a storage service called DataShare for users who need collaborative access to larger datasets than can be accommodated on other services.
ICT, together with eMAP, operates a number of videoconference services, including advice and support, multipoint conference capability, conference scheduling for automatic start and end of conferences, conference recording. We have arranged protocols for conducting videoconferences into secure provincial networks for the health and education sectors. Registered videoconference equipment can take advantage of higher priority on the Saskatoon campus network.
There are a number of facilities that may be used for videoconferencing.
Check first with your college or departmental staff to see if there may be local facilities that can be used.
EMAP (Media Access & Production) operates videoconferencing equipment and a suite.
If you require video conferencing for a student's defence, the College of Graduate Studies and Research provides a facility in E160 Administration Bldg that can be used for this purpose. Contact CGSR by phone at 5759 for more information.