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Common Third-Party Services

ISR-3 prohibits all unapproved cloud services. The following services have been approved within the confines of Drexel’s master agreement with the service providers. For any other cloud service, unless you have already obtained Third Party Risk Management approval, kindly submit a security review request by completing the Vendor Information Gathering Form.

  • Storage
    • Collaborate for class meeting recordings
    • Kaltura for videos and meeting recordings
    • Microsoft OneDrive for Business
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Zoom for meeting recordings
  • Communication and Collaboration
    • Blackboard Collaborate for class meetings and chat
    • Microsoft Office 365 Email service
    • Microsoft Teams for meetings, chat, and file sharing
    • Zoom for meetings and chat 
  • Teaching
    • Blackboard Learn and Collaborate
    • Respondus
    • Turnitin
    • VoiceThread
    • Qualtrics

For your convenience, Drexel University maintains a list of online educational applications & services that have been reviewed and approved for use in the classroom. You can access the SharePoint list hereLearn more about how to protect student information while using online educational applications & services here.

Drexel’s Instructional Technology Group can assist you in leveraging these supported applications and tools to meet your needs. You can reach them at 

Alternatives for Services and Apps without Approval




OneDrive for Business unless the Research Exception in ISR-3 applies.

Google Classroom

Blackboard Learn and Office 365 services


Office 365 email

Mail apps for Apple

Outlook is preferred, Apple Mail is acceptable

Mail apps for Android

Outlook is preferred, Samsung Mail is acceptable

Using unapproved cloud application and services will be a violation of ISR-3.