I'm a student that uses Solidworks in my academics and amidst a group project wonder if SW has the ability to offer online collaboration with multiple users?
I work in industry and my employer uses Autodesk, so I am familiar with the kinds of offerings that are available regarding online collaborations through that product line. The project group just exchanges files via Google Drive, so there is plenty of room for improvement if it's available. I'm awaiting a response from my professor as well regarding this topic but I'd be interested to hear other options that will enhance the learning experience.
The SOLIDWORKS suite of software doesn't get web based file sharing until you are using PDM Professional Web 2.0. However, GrabCAD has a system called GrabCAD Workbench that does offer some ability for online collaboration for SOLIDWORKS files. It isn't perfect but for an academic project it would probably work just fine.