Collaboration Services

Welcome to bConnected! We believe in collaboration. We provide online services to help you easily collaborate and share information across campus and around the world. The bConnected suite of services includes G Suite for Education (bMail, bCal, bDrive, bConnected Lists), Box, CalShare, bCourses Project Sites. Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, we can help you choose a service to meet your needs. See available collaboration options below:

Collaboration Services Comparison Matrix

Google Apps

Google Apps

Box

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CalShare

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Project Sites

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Best Uses

Collaboratively create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and more. Collaboratively share individual, group, or departmental files. Easily retain departmental ownership of files with CalNet Special Purpose Accounts. Used for complex sites and large, long-term project management. Includes the dashboard and tools. Primarily for faculty and students already familiar with bCourses for instruction or training projects.

Key Features

General Collaboration:
will meet most user needs

Specialized Collaboration:
for dedicated use by large groups

announcements no no yes yes
blog no no yes no
calendar yes no yes yes
collaboration yes yes yes yes
data storage yes yes yes yes
documentation yes yes yes yes
file storage/sharing yes yes yes yes
publish a website yes no yes no
secure data PL1 PL1 PL2 PL1
wiki/discussion no no yes yes
workflow/assign tasks no workflow/yes assign tasks yes yes no

Cost

No direct costs for faculty, staff, students - covered by IT Productivity Assessment Fee No direct costs for faculty, staff, students - covered by IT Productivity Assessment Fee $53/month  Free for faculty, staff, students

Storage Limits

Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  2GB

Off-Campus Collaboration

Easy collaboration with anyone who has a Google account Easy collaboration with anyone who has a Box account Anonymous access, CalNet Guest accounts, Federation with other entities via ADFS. Requires CalNet Guest account

Security

Hosted off campus, approved for MSSEI Level 1 data only, data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Hosted off campus, approved for MSSEI Level 1 data only, data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Hosted off campus, approved for MSSEI Level 2, data is encrypted in transit. Hosted off campus, approved for MSSEI Level 1 data only, data is encrypted in transit and at rest.