The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is rolling out Office 365 for faculty and staff on July 25, 2017. The following products will be available as part of the phase one release:
- Office 365 ProPlus – Mac/PC Licenses for full Office installs; enables Mobile Office
- Office Online – Work in the cloud using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and PDF documents in your web browser
- OneDrive for Business – One (1) terabyte of cloud storage; needed for Office Online
- Sway – Easily create engaging, interactive, web-based reports and presentations
- Forms – Quizzing function available through Office 365
- Planner – Create new plans, build a team, assign tasks, and update status in a few easy steps
- Delve – Discover current information likely to be most interesting to you across Office 365
To get started with Office 365 for faculty and staff, refer to the Office 365 Employees article as well as the FAQ for employees on Office 365. For information on the data that can and cannot be placed in OneDrive for Business, consult the Ohio State Institutional Data Policy.To access Office 365, use the office365.osu.edu webpage.
To log in, click the ‘Faculty/Staff’ button and use your firstname.lastname@example.org and password. If you are a student as well as a university employee, you will have two Office 365 accounts: for one, you will use your email@example.com to log in, and you will use your firstname.lastname@example.org to log in to the other. It is important to note that if an employee is also a student, they will have two separate and unique accounts, one for employee work and one for student work. They must log into each separately.
To install Office 365, refer to the Installation of Office for Windows/Mac for Employees Knowledge Base article. Note: Office 365 should NOT be installed on any Ohio State-managed equipment. Employees must contact their local IT before attempting an installation on university managed computers.