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I want to . . . collaborate

We provide the tools to help staff and students collaborate with colleagues both within and outside the University.  Collaboration takes many forms – document sharing, messaging and conference calls for example – and we offer various solutions for different collaborative working scenarios (see options presented below).

Work is now underway to understand where current collaboration using online tools works well, what tools are being used, and where it could work better. Based on these findings we will be sharing case studies and guidance on the best use of the tools available to aid collaborative working at the University.

I want to . . . We recommend you use
Store personal work files for ad hoc sharing on a temporary basis

Nexus365 OneDrive for Business

Collaborate on documents within a defined team Nexus365 Groups/Teams
Message/chat with colleagues both within the University or externally
Store work files for wider sharing on a short-term basis Nexus SharePoint
Store and share materials with students
Retain digital recording of lectures Replay Lecture Capture
Send large files (to people inside and outside the University) Oxfile
Hold an audio-conference Chorus
Hold a video-conference


Document/file sharing
Nexus365 OneDrive for Business
  • Storing personal work files and working documents (not permanent).
  • Ad hoc sharing both internally within the University and externally.
  • Not for permanent storage.

Nexus365 Groups/Teams

Nexus SharePoint
  • Web-based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to support and enhance teaching and learning through the storing/sharing of materials with students.
  • WebLearn functionality currently being replaced by Canvas.
  • The new cloud-based VLE platform that will replace WebLearn for teaching and learning purposes only.
  • For academics to support, explore and extend their teaching practices, helping to enhance the student experience
    Virtual learning environment - new (Canvas)


Instant messaging/online chats
Nexus365 Teams/ Groups
Nexus365 Skype for Business


Audio/video calling and conferencing
Nexus365 Skype for Business
Nexus365 Teams/Groups