This type of video conferencing integrates with installed equipment in selected rooms on the Brown campus, including several rooms managed by departments and some classrooms.
Google hangouts are video chats with up to 15 participants who also have Google accounts. Along with sharing video from your webcam, you can also share your screen (helpful for giving presentations or demonstrations), collaborate on a Google Doc, or watch a YouTube video together.
Web conferencing, which uses the WebEx technology, allows multiple individuals or groups to share information on-line. Through this service one can schedule, manage and attend on-line meetings. Features include document and application sharing (screen sharing), chat, polling and video sharing.
This service provides the local Brown community with a tool to maintain current versions of software and electronic objects needed in the support of home grown applications.
GET is a website for viewing the accounts linked to your Brown ID card: Bear Bucks, meal plans, and PAWPrints. You can check balances and transaction history, and report a lost card.
Departmental File Services provide administrative and academic departments with a location in which files can be stored, backed up, and shared across the department. Typical quotas are approximately 30GB per department; the service is not intended for the storage of large quantities of research data.
Most computer hardware is installed and set up by Department Computing Coordinators or CIS staff who provide departmental support in a shared model. Those who need additional assistance after contacting a DCC, or DCCs who need support, can contact the CIS Help Desk and set up an appointment for a IT Support Consultant to assist with setup and deployment of computers.
Grouper allows people and departments to manage the membership of groups; these groups can then be used to easily support sharing and collaborative work. Groups are automatically created for official Brown courses and departments. Email can be sent to the group; web pages, Wiki spaces, and Google Docs can be shared with the group. Management of group membership can be delegated to others.
Brown’s FileMaker server can host FileMaker version 12 databases, offering the benefit of easier collaboration, higher security, and regular backups.
The Desktop Backup Service, Mozy, provides a method of backing files from a computer's hard drive to the Mozy service "in the cloud". In the event of file deletion or hard drive failure, files can be recovered from Mozy backups. This service is intended for university administrators and others who keep important university records on local hard drives.