Communications

GW IT offers a wide variety of services to meet the voice, video and data communication needs of the GW community. These services allow GW community members to communicate with each other across campuses, offices and residence halls. 

Colonial Connect is a state-of-the-art unified communications system allowing the GW Community to communicate with each other across campuses, offices, residence halls and off-campus locations through chat, voice, video and web conferencing. It combines chat, voice, video and web conferencing features into an easy-to-use toolkit with a common directory.

Colonial Connect Apps & Features

This enterprise solution enables departments to create, manage and deliver digital signage content on video screens throughout campus using preapproved university templates.

The enterprise license is available at no charge to open budget customers; closed budget customers are offered the license at a reduced rate. Customers are responsible for all hardware costs and costs associated with onboarding (installation costs, etc)

This service is hosted in the cloud by a third party. The vendor will contact GW for maintenance as needed. Customers will be notified in advance if maintenance is required.

What is Digital Signage

 

Effective September 26, 2018, long distance codes are no longer required when calling from a GW desk phone or Jabber softphone.

For information on local, long-distance, and on-campus dialing, visit the GWiz knowledge base.

To select who may make long-distance calls, use the Phone Dialing Permission Change Request form.

The George Washington University added Zoom to GW’s menu of web and video conferencing tools at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. Throughout the fall, GW IT worked with each individual school to migrate faculty accounts to the platform, and at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester Zoom accounts were made available to all GW community members.

Zoom has joined GW's supported web conferencing tools, which include Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Blackboard Collaborate. For more information on Zoom, like how to login, visit our website.