Student Email: Office365 & Outlook
For the first time, all NIU faculty, staff and students are in the same email/calendaring/callaboration environment: Office365
- Students communicate and collaborate with faculty through the same email, calendaring, document sharing and instant message/video platform. Students and faculty can look each other up for email addresses, meeting invitations, and video conferencing with Skype for Business.
- The O365 environment is a HIPAA-compliant for students in health sciences study and practice.
- Students can work offline using the full desktop versions of the latest Microsoft Office applications. Install on up to 5 PCs or Macs and multiple mobile devices, including Windows tablets, Android tablets, and iPads.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office is listed as a required job skill 5 times more frequently than all other software programs combined!
- To keep emails in your NIU Gmail account, Import Gmail to Outlook. DoIT will not move email and data.
- Gmail accounts will remain accessible for data imports to Outlook, but not for sending and receiving new email, until December 16, 2016.
- To move information in your Google calendar to Outlook, Import Google Calendar to Outlook.
- To create a data archive or move data into another service, Download Google data to create an archive or to use in another service.
- Graduated students will have access to the entire Office 365 suite, including email, OneDrive, and Office downloads, for 400 days after graduation.
- To keep an NIU email address (@alumni.niu.edu), consider joining the NIU Alumni Association.
- Office 365 Collaboration Tips for Faculty from the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
- Establish methods and schedules for communication early in your courses. Students will be able to search the Global Address List for faculty and staff and set up meetings.
- Students will also find faculty and staff on Skype for Business for IM chat.
- The default calendar permissions for all users is set to “Free/Busy time,” meaning others can see only if you are free or busy during a specific time using the “Scheduling Assistant.”See Changing calendar permissions.
- If you are using Google Sites for your course administration, consider using Blackboard or requesting a SharePoint site from DoIT.