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Meeting and Messaging

There are several options for holding online discussions at Cornell, both real-time and asynchronous. Many of these make it possible to save participants' comments for later reference, and all can save the time it takes to attend an in-person meeting.

This article applies to: Collaboration Tools


Yammer is an enterprise social network service being integrated with Cornell's Office 365 and SharePoint Online services. It can help you to:

  • Work in groups more easily and efficiently.
  • Share knowledge.
  • Find interesting conversations and join in.
  • Stay organized.
  • Connect with new people who are working on the same thing you are, across the university.

Learn more about Yammer

Web and Video Conferencing

CIT supports two web conferencing platforms: Zoom and Skype for Business. The two products have similar, overlapping capabilities. Both are available for faculty, staff, and students. 
Zoom Service
Skype for Business

Video Conferencing

Student Email and Calendar (Cmail)

Cmail (Google Apps for Education) is Cornell's email, calendar, and collaboration service for students.

Faculty and Staff Email and Calendar (Office 365)

Email and calendar services for faculty and staff are provided through Cornell's Office 365. Graduate students and undergraduate student employees can also use this system as an alternative to Cmail, the service for students.
Office 365
Outlook on the Web

E-lists (Lyris)

An e-list is a way to communicate with a number of people through a single email address. Whenever someone sends a message to an e-list address, that message goes out to everyone subscribed to the list. Participation in e-lists hosted by CIT is free; there are no subscription fees for list owners or list members. Anyone who has access to email can take advantage of the service.
Create an E-list (Lyris)

Exchange Group Account

A fully featured mailbox that can be accessed by multiple people. Exchange Group Account (EGAs) are useful for situations where more than one person handles the incoming messages and/or when messages are intended for a particular purpose rather than a particular person.
Learn more about EGAs

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:44am

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