Email and Collaboration

Web and Video Conferencing

Faculty, staff and students have several options for web and video conferencing at USC.

  • Zoom: A new free service offering from ITS available to USC students, faculty and staff. Zoom is USC’s primary web, audio, video and multi-media collaboration tool.
  • Other USC Conferencing Options: Information on other web, audio, and video conferencing tools available at USC.

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate allows faculty and students to meet in an online space using features such as video and/or audio chat, whiteboard, slideshow, and screen sharing. In conjunction with Blackboard Organizations, Blackboard Collaborate can also be used by staff to facilitate departmental meetings and trainings.

Google Apps at USC

Faculty, students, and staff have access to a variety of applications through Google Apps at USC, including Google Drive, a cloud storage service that allows users to upload, create, edit, and work collaboratively with others on a variety of documents online and Google Sites, which allows users to create free, custom websites using their USC accounts. Google Apps at USC also provides students with Gmail accounts that provide unlimited email storage and allows them to use their email address.

Microsoft Office 365

ITS provides USC faculty and staff Microsoft Office 365, a modern collaboration platform that includes a full-featured email system with web access, integrated calendaring, a campus contacts directory, support for mobile device access, 50 gigabytes of email storage, and 1 terabyte of document storage.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is an online document storage and sharing tool that faculty and staff can access through their Microsoft Office 365 accounts. This application allows users to share files with other USC Office 365 account holders and edit their documents online using Microsoft’s Office Online software.


MyMailLists is an application for setting up email lists that include both USC and non-USC affiliated participants.

School or Department Email

Some schools and departments provide their faculty and staff with email accounts in addition to their ITS-provided email account. To find out if your school or department has its own email system, contact your school or department’s local IT support.