Cornell IT provides a variety of collaboration and document management solutions. Community members with a Cornell NetID can take advantage of one, some, or all of these tools simultaneously.

Blackboard is a web-based course management system that makes it easy for instructors to manage materials distribution, assignments, communications, and other aspects of instruction for their courses.

Cornell Box
Box is a free service for Cornell faculty, students, staff, and affiliates that allows you to share and collaborate on documents and other files online. With a Cornell Box account, you can invite both Cornell and non-Cornell people to collaborate with you.

Confluence is a tool for working on a collaborative website, which is known as a wiki. It uses a WYSIWYG interface (what you see is what you get) to make creating, editing, interlinking, and sharing web pages easier. It is a no-fee service, available upon request, for Cornell related work, projects, and research.

Central Survey Tool (Qualtrics)
Users can create and distribute their own surveys and gather information in support of the university's educational mission and organizational goals. It is a no-fee service for Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

Cornell SharePoint online enables web-based collaboration for groups of all sizes and serves a wide range of uses for : workgroups; crossdepartmental teams; projects; workflows; information gathering and sharing; and more.

Scanning for Sensitive Information

Important Update:  President Skorton distributed a memo outlining unit requirements to complete and certify completion of a sensitive information review by June 30, 2011. PDF

The University has recently updated Policy 5.10 "Security of Electronic Information".

This policy requires that all computers be scanned a minimum of once per year for confidential information (credit card numbers, social security numbers, drivers license and bank account numbers).

To accomplish this we will use a software package called Identity Finder.

Each individual will be required to spend some amount of time scanning their computers and then either deleting or properly storing any confidential information discovered.

This includes office or research computers, as well as work-at-home computers and laptops.

User Support
The Identity Finder software is very intuitive and uses the same interface design as MS Office 2007, so training is not required.  For those that desire some overview before starting, we have a 2 minute video that covers the basics of running the software and managing any sensitive information found. 

One-on-one or group training is available upon request.

Software Availability
The software is available for both Macintosh and PC platforms.