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Microsoft Office 365 Free for Campus Community


Posted 09/06/2018
Submitted by Gregory Freidline
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Office 365 is available to all faculty, students and staff. To access these products, navigate to https://portal.office.com and enter your full email address (e.g. user@hartford.edu). Note that the page will change to an image of the green in the center of campus once you begin entering your password. Use your regular university password to proceed with the login. Once signed in, the install button is in the upper right.

Other features include:

  • Microsoft Office Professional licenses for up to 5 PCs or Macs and 5 additional mobile devices. Office Professional includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, OneNote, and Skype for Business.
  • Online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for quick editing of files directly through your web browser.
  • Access your OneDrive storage, with 1TB of storage, from anywhere.
  • Your version of Office is always up to date. Never again will you worry about not having the latest Microsoft products at your disposal.
  • With Office 365’s collaborative tools, projects will have more structure, allowing small groups to work on their projects at various times throughout the day. Instructors can also participate by adding comments and notes to assignments for added feedback.
  • The OneNote app makes it easy to build and track an ePortfolio. The app supports a variety of formats for text, audio, video and even drawing and handwriting. This means faculty can encourage more creativity from their students. Bring your ePortfolios to life with Office 365 and the OneNote app.
  • Office 365 allows you to extend communication opportunities for both students and teachers. With instant messaging and video conferencing, you can take your learning conversations to new heights. Students will love the opportunity to use familiar tools for communicating with their peers and teachers.
  • Exchange email online, boasting a 50 GB storage capacity.

Please contact the OTS helpdesk if you have any questions at x4357 or helpdesk@hartford.edu.