Here are the tools we recommend and support for collaboration and communication: (more detailed descriptions further down the page)
  • GoToMeeting: Real-time desktop sharing with phone/video conferencing
  • Basecamp: A ridiculously simple online project management software
  • Microsoft Outlook: CMU's official mail and calendaring software...more powerful than you probably realize.
  • SharePoint: Highly customizable (yet easy to use) web sites for sharing information and collaborating on shared documents


GoToMeeting combines real-time desktop sharing with phone conferencing so everyone sees the same thing while you talk. It’s far more pr​oductive t​han emailing files and struggling to get everyone on the same page over the phone. And it can often eliminate the need for people to travel and meet on site. Click here to learn more.



Basecamp is an excellent online software package that makes project management and collaboration easy. The entire Basecamp system is accessed and managed online, so none of the software or data is actually stored on your computer. Basecamp helps you manage multiple projects at a time with to-do lists, file sharing, chatting, messages, calendars and time tracking. Click here to learn more.



​​Everyone uses Microsoft Outlook, but few people use it well! From advanced e-mail organization, search, communication and social networking features, Outlook 2010 provides you with a world-class experience to stay productive and in touch with your personal and business networks. Click here to learn more.



​Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. If your team needs a website for sharing and managing information and documentation in a central location, Microsoft Sharepoint is the way to go. Click here to learn more.