UD Supported Collaboration Tools

Google Apps for Education

General Description  Includes Google Docs and Google Sites. Google Docs allow for file storage and sharing. Google Sites allows for a collaborative workspace using site templates and and tools.
URL  http://gdocs.udel.edu (Google Docs) or http://gsites.udel.edu (Google Sites)
Who can access  All UD faculty, staff, and students have a GoogleApps account. Files can be shared with external clients.
How to access  Web Based
Offered as UD Service  Yes, but served from Google servers not from servers on UD campus network.
Intended Audience  Private, shared, and public.
File Size Limits  Varies
Space Limit  Varies based on document type for Google Docs. See http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37603.
Unlimited space for Google Sites. See http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=90917
Cost  Free
File Recovery  No.
Versioning  Yes. Can view document revision history and revert to previous versions.
Secure File Transfer  HTTPS
File Encryption  No
Mobile Device Access  Yes
Real Time Collaboration  Yes
File Synchronization  No
How to request access  UD faculty, staff, and students have GoogleApps accounts. Others can be added using their GMail accounts.
Available Tools  Google Docs: shared documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms.
Google Sites: Calendar, discussion boards, wiki, more.

More information about Google Apps at UD.