This paper reports on a small study of students who were required to use communications and document sharing technologies to complete group work for class assignments. The students used a range of technologies and reported on their satisfaction with them and the contribution the technologies made to the learning environment. The objective of the study was to determine whether the technologies made for a good learning environment and if so, what contributed to this. In this study, those students with the confidence and technical ability to use such tools, and in possession of the internet and computing skills and resources to use them successfully, found that they made for an effective, even preferred, learning environment. The authors would like to see more studies with more diverse groups of students.