Instant Messaging (IM)

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Instant Messaging, also known as IM, is a form of real-time direct text-based communication between two or more people using personal computers or other, possibly mobile, devices via shared client software. The user's texts are sent over a network, e.g. the Internet. Some advanced instant messaging clients also allow voice and video messaging.

Student Instant Messaging

Google Hangouts

Related Services

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With Lync 2013, users have everything from instant messaging to video conferencing and screen-sharing at their disposal through a sleek and easy to navigate user-interface.

Training & Documentation


Connecting an Android, iOS, or Windows Phone 8 to Microsoft Lync 2010.


Instructions regarding setting up Lync Online Meetings in Microsoft Outlook 2013, 2010, and 2011.


Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. With Lync, users can keep track of their contacts availability, send an IM, start or join an audio, video, or web conference, or make a phone call; all through a consistent and familiar interface. Lync is built to fully integrate with Micro