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Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Collaboration Tools

 

If your research team is looking for software or online tools that can facilitate collaboration, please consult the lists below. Click on the red product titles at the top of each column to be directed to more information about that product. 

 

PRODUCTS AVAILABLE THROUGH INDIANA UNIVERSITY

 

Box

IU phone conference

IU video bridge*

Microsoft Project
(for purchase) 

Redbooth
(limited IU license)

FILE HANDLING

         

Sharing files

X

   

X

 X

Sequential editing

X

       X

Locking files

X

       

Simultaneous editing

X (only as a note)

       

Set different levels of collaborator access

X (per folder basis)

       

Sync files to desktop

X

       

Edit files in web platform

X

       

TASK MANAGEMENT

         

Share to-do lists

   

X

X

Assign tasks

X (via comments)

   

X

X

COMMUNICATION

         

Multi-participant asynchronous conversations

X (via comments)

   

X

X

Multi-site virtual real-time meetings

   X

X

X

 

*“23” video bridge at IU via Pexip (http://23.iu.edu) -- creates permanent conference that allows participants to enter and leave unscheduled for informal or scheduled interactions (more here: http://ittrainingtips.iu.edu/unicom/using-the-23-video-bridge-at-iu-via-pexip/04/2015)

 

THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS
Third party products are free only for a certain number of users and/or for
a limited amount of time. 

 

Asana

Basecamp

Drop Box

Evernote

Google Drive

Wunderlist

FILE HANDLING            
Sharing files  

X

X

 

X

 
Sequential editing    X

X

X

X

 
Locking files    

 

 

 

 
Simultaneous editing  

X

 

X (only as notes)

X

 
Set different levels of collaborator access    

 

 

X (per file basis)

 
Sync files to desktop    

X

 

X

 
Edit files in web platform    

 

X (obligate)

X

 
TASK MANAGEMENT            
Share to-do lists

X

X

 

X

 

X

Assign tasks

X

X

 

 

 

X

COMMUNICATION            
Multiparticipant asynchronous conversations

X

         
Multisite virtual real-time meetings        

X (via hangout)