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Yammer at Queen's: Our social network

Now available for all current faculty, staff and students from the Queen's Office 365 portal!
 

Yammer is a private social network that enables the Queen’s community to connect and collaborate with one another. You can send and receive messages, pictures and links all in real time on any device! Yammer is designed specifically to only allow faculty, staff and students with a Queen’s NetID account to join the network. Communications on Yammer are secure and visible only to people within the Queen’s community.

To use Yammer: Users can access the Queen's Yammer Network from the Office 365 Apps Launcher in the Queen’s Office 365 portal, and sign in with your NetID and password. Apps are also available for Windows desktops and mobile devices.

For more information on Yammer as well as the compatible mobile devices, please visit the Information Technology Services (ITS) Yammer page.

Key features of Yammer include:

  • Keep up-to-date with your projects by starting a Group
    Work together with your team or keep up with a trending topic. The All Company Group is the default group that everyone in Queen’s can post on – this option is automatically available to all Yammer users. Start a group of your own for everyone to see or make it private, so only invited members of your team can see the posts.
     
  • Collaborate with your team by creating Notes
    Notes are essentially documents created in a group setting. Users with access to pages can compile meeting minutes, brainstorm ideas, display reference materials or draft up and edit content in real time then make them discoverable by attaching it to a conversation, if you choose.
     
  • Make your Files easier to track
    Yammer Files brings a new level of teamwork to documents, images and videos. Quickly share new or previously uploaded files in the context of projects, and keep track of file versions by “following” them and receiving update notifications when new versions are uploaded.
     
  • Discover the resources you need quickly and easily
    Yammer helps you find exactly what you need as efficiently as possible. You can tap into the knowledge of others by viewing public group conversations, seeing others’ expertise from their Profile or search by @mentions or #hashtags.

Be sure to visit the ITS webpage Social Media Security for Best Practices and the Queen's Social Media Guidelines when using Yammer.

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