Collaboration & Conferencing

BGSU supports several conferencing and collaboration tools, including WebEx, Bomgar, BGSU blogs and more.

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SharePoint Sites & MS Teams

SharePoint Sites is a powerful tool that provides departments, project teams and communities at BGSU the ability to share and collaborate on files via the web. Sites are packaged with a variety of valuable features that are not readily available within standard network file shares. Using Sites one can:

- Create team sites and document libraries to keep files organized
- Set controls limiting who can see and/or edit your documents
- Follow documents, people and tags to stay informed about projects and activities
- Post questions and ideas to the newsfeed for users to view and add comments
- Collaborate on Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Create versions of files for future comparison
- Use metadata to categorize content and create customized views

Follow this link to view a brief SharePoint Sites video demonstration:

BGSU Blogs

BGSU supports a blogging platform that allows any user or department to create their own blog.

Cisco Jabber (Softphone)

Cisco Jabber is the university-supported softphone and instant messaging application that allows faculty and staff to communicate while on and off-campus. The Jabber tool integrates with your university telephone and syncs with Outlook calendars, offers notifications, click-to-call capabilities, and a directory of campus users.

Bomgar Remote Assistance

ITS uses Bomgar remote assistance application. Bomgar enables technicians to remotely control computers and smart phones. With your permission, using Bomgar, our technicians can view what you see and control your computer for troubleshooting support. This application will improve our ability to decrease on-site visits, reduce phone support, and will assist ITS in responding effectively to peaks in demand from our customers.

For more information about Bomgar, please visit their website at