Technology Solutions provides a personal University email address to all current students, staff, and faculty. The email address is in the format and can be used in conjunction with any of the email and calendaring services provided by the Technology Solutions. A collaborative virtual environment and workspace that allows people to work together, regardless of where they are physically located. This involves a combination of document sharing, collaborative editing, and also audio/video conferencing.

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Box File Storage

Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices and provides access to files from any location for collaboration with other University users or external parties.

Box Health Data Folders

Box Health Data Folder is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that only employees, volunteers, trainees, and other persons under the direct control of the University are eligible to apply for.

Box Team Folders

The purpose of Team Folders is to allow for business continuity when a user’s affiliation with UIC expires. Typically when a user’s affiliation with UIC expires all folders and files they own become unavailable to all collaborators.


Technology Solutions provides Exchange Online for UIC’s email and calendaring service.

Exchange Shared Mailbox

A shared mailbox is a mailbox that multiple users can use to read and send email messages.

Exchange Shared Resource Calendar

Resource calendars in Microsoft Exchange allow for multiple people to book resources such as equipment, rooms, or even vehicles, to coordinate their use and avoid conflicts. They can also be used for a group of staff to coordinate and provide visibility on time off or staff locations.


GitHub Enterprise is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration on software development projects. Additionally, the service is to facilitate the version control and issue tracking aspects of software development.


This Google-powered email service is automatically provisioned for all students and is optional for faculty and staff. Gmail can be accessed via the web client or desktop and mobile native clients. Gmail is part of the G Suite for Education core tools.

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by Google.

Google Chat

Google Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently.

Google Drive File Storage

Drive is Google’s online solution for storing and sharing a variety of online documents, from word processing and spreadsheets, to forms and presentations. Files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer

Google Workspace

Formerly known as G Suite, Google Workspace is a suite of tools used for communication and collaboration. It includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Meet, Google Groups and Google Calendar.


A listserv is an email-based list of subscribers, which can be used as a discussion group, a distribution list, or a group or campus unit email address.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a free suite of programs that includes Office applications. There are two ways to use Microsoft 365: in the cloud using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, OneNote Online, etc. or by installing all the same apps locally on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five mobile devices.

Microsoft OneDrive File Storage

OneDrive is Microsoft's online solution for storing, backing up, and sharing files, allowing easy access to files from any computer or mobile device.

Microsoft Teams

A chat-based workspace that facilitates real-time collaboration.

Network File Share

Active Directory Network Storage (ADNS) is a file-sharing resource through which users can store their files on a Technology Solutions file server. This service provides users with highly redundant, highly available, fully backed-up storage of personal or departmental files. This resource is made available to users whose departments have requested disk space through ADNS.