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University of Newcastle Library guides

Online resources and support: Communicate, collaborate and store

A guide to help you with basic and more advanced digital skills for university learning


For official video tutorials on how to use Office 365 applications to communicate and collaborate, click the image below:


Click on this link to find out more about our online systems, including myUON, myHub, UONLine, and student email. 



  • For specific information on using Microsoft Teams for group work including webinars and video links per topic, click here.
  • You can also use Collaborate for group work; look in Blackboard in the HELP for Students tab, then click on Communicate and Collaborate to find out more.

Academic staff:

  • For instructions on how to use Collaborate in your Blackboard courses, click here.


Zoom is a collaborative tool like Skype.  You can hold meetings or one-on-one conversations using your own device.  

For support to use Zoom for meetings, study groups, or just a chat, click on the relevant link below: 



Partners or external users

Storing files and information


Use OneDrive to store your files and information safely in the Cloud.  Click here for information and instructions.



Microsoft Teams is where staff can store files and find information.  Click on the link for content by IT Services.

For information and help with using SharePoint to share news and files, click here.

Further information for staff and HDR students on what to use, and when, can be found here.