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Collaboration Defined


Collaboration is defined as the action of working with someone to produce or create something. 

In the past, what this might look like could be for someone to create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation then email it to a Dartmouth colleague requesting comments, markups or additions. This document might be sent to multiple people, requesting feedback, then time is spent merging changes and edits into the original document. This results in multiple copies of the document living in many places, taking a lot of time to manage.

Dartmouth's Office 365 Collaboration Tools offers a way to collaborate in realtime, allowing multiple people to edit, comment or add to one version of a document at the same time, see who made changes, and access the document from many different devices. Files can be shared from a central location by sending a link to the file. File sharing and collaboration can also include people outside of the Dartmouth community.

The Office 365 Collaboration Tools include Groups, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Skype for Business as well as the familiar email, calendar, tasks, and contacts. 

Email, Communication and Collaboration
File Sharing
Last updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

Information, Technology & Consulting