This is a guide to software used by staff and faculty.
We use G Suite for email, calendar, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, and file storage. Specific apps include:
- Google Calendar
- Google Docs
- Google Sheets (spreadsheets)
- Google Slides (presentations)
- Google Drive (file storage and sharing)
- Google Drawings (charts, signage)
- Google Keep (notes)
- Google Hangouts Meet (for video calls, meetings)
These are all available at no cost to people with an SNC email account. While Microsoft Office 365 is also available for use at no cost, G Suite is still our official and recommended office suite.
For suggestions on charting software, see this article:
We recommend SmartSheet, which is in use in a number of departments on campus. There was a time when ITS managed an account that was available for use by college employees. But their licensing model no longer offers any advantage to maintaining a campuswide account. Therefore, individual departments can setup their own SmartSheet accounts based on their specific needs and budget. Microsoft Project is also an option. Neither of these are free.