Are you looking for new, efficient ways to communicate with staff in your office, other offices or while you are travelling? If you haven't already, give Google Chat a try. Google Chat is an instant messaging tool that is available to all University staff through the Google Apps software suite. It enables you to collaborate and chat via text, audio and video in real-time with one or more University employees at a time on your computer. It is an excellent tool for short, relatively simple communications. In addition, Google Chat uses voice over internet protocol (VoIP), which allows users to call, video or text chat from anywhere in the world for free. All you need is an internet connection.
Visit the Google Chat section of the Extension intranet for more information or call the IT Help Desk 612-624-6700.
Employee Communications Manager