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Need to send a large file?

Visit our sharing large files page to find out how to share large files using OneDrive for Business or the File Exchange. 

At Imperial, we offer several digital collaboration tools. Find out more about the tools available to both staff and students that can aid you with sharing and collaborating on work below.

The staff collaboration policy and our share sensitive information securely pages offer some helpful guidelines on how to collaborate at the College.

Office 365 tools

SharePoint

SharePoint offers a secure and shared space to store files, collaborate with others, create tasks, manage schedules, build workflows, or start a blog. SharePoint sites are managed by ICT at Imperial.

Read our SharePoint pages for more information.

Teams

Microsoft Teams is a shared workspace where teams can video chat, message, share files and collaborate on documents. Teams are useful if you are running a project or want a space to collaborate and communicate with your direct team members and colleagues.

Read our Teams pages for more information.

Yammer

Yammer is a communications and social network platform provided by Imperial as part of the Microsoft 365 package. You can use it to find out about what people across Imperial are working on, meet other staff with similar non-work interests, and publicise an event or initiative you're working on. Yammer is usually used when communicating department-wide and with lots of people.

Read our Yammer pages for more information. 

Forms

Use Forms to easily create surveys, quizzes and polls. Once created you can share your form with others and receive live results. Find out more about Forms

Planner

Use Planner to create and keep track of team tasks and ad-hoc projects and even have conversations around specific tasks without having to switch apps. Find out more about Planner

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive is your recommended file storage solution for saving personal files. You can also choose to easily share files with others by changing the file permission. For more information read our sharing large files page. 

Other collaboration tools

Wiki’s and blogs

Wiki’s and blogs are more informal areas of sharing information. Wiki’s are great for storing how-to guides for tasks, whereas blogs are perfect for showing learnings from a project and getting inspiration from different areas of the business.

Find out more by visiting the wiki's and blogs pages. 

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard is the virtual learning environment used at Imperial College. Blackboard is best suited for classroom-based collaboration between students and lecturers where they can upload documentation, track progress and discuss course-based matters.

Learn more by visiting the BlackBoard Learn pages

Box storage

Box is a cloud-based storage solution for staff and postgraduates to store their files. It can be used for personal use for storage of documents or used as a shared file depository for departments.

Learn more by visiting our Box storage page

Shared group space

At the College, we offer shared group spaces for departments to save team files on our secure central network. 

Learn more by visiting our shared group space page.