From: Division of Information Technology, Collaborative Computing Solutions

As Virginia Tech plans its phased return to on-campus operations, many employees will continue teleworking for some time. Effective communication is especially important during this period of transition, and online collaboration tools — for example, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet — can help individuals and teams stay connected while working remotely.

To help Virginia Tech employees better understand and utilize some of the tools available to them, Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS) is hosting two free online events in July showcasing the latest collaboration tools available from Microsoft and Google.

July 21, 2020, 1–3 p.m.: Microsoft’s Online Tools for Modern Collaboration

Join Microsoft and CCS at on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT to learn about team and class collaboration using Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. During this live online event, Microsoft representatives will show how they use their tools to collaborate, and provide insights on how these tools can benefit teams and classes working remotely. Microsoft will also provide an overview of the new features rolling out in 2020 and discuss when they anticipate these features being available to Virginia Tech users.

July 22, 2020, 1–3 p.m.: Google’s Online Tools for Modern Collaboration

Join Google and CCS at on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT to learn about modern collaboration using G Suite for Education. During the live online event, Google will demonstrate how G Suite apps can be used in combination to support collaboration for teams and classes, and review best practices to get the most out of their apps. Google will also provide an overview of their upcoming 2020 goals and potential new features we can expect to have available at Virginia Tech for the next academic year. 

Both events are free, and no registration is required. For more information, please contact CCS at To learn more about collaboration tools currently available to Virginia Tech employees and students, visit this 4Help article on online collaborative spaces.