IT ServicesStudents

Office 365

Links for Google Services and Office 365

Student Email

Between the 4th and 21st September student email will be moving to Office 365. Once you have been upgraded your GMail account will be disabled and you will not be able to access this service. All other Google Services will still be accessible using link below.

Information for Returning Students

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/student/returners/

Links

Office 365 webmail link

http://office365.lboro.ac.uk

Google Services weblink

https://drive.google.com/a/student.lboro.ac.uk

 

This change will provide a new Office 365 email account for all students enabling access to a more practical interface and improved offline access.

Your Loughborough student email address itself will not change, however, as part of this change the underlying Google Gmail account will be withdrawn and your emails will be moved to your new Microsoft account.

This change is part of the widescale move to Office 365 services enabling you to take advantage of the many benefits this platform provides.

Office 2016 (downloaded by Office 365)

As part of the migration of email from Google to Microsoft, we will be making some changes to the way you authenticate to Microsoft Office 365.

Currently, you may be accessing this with a unique password setup when you first accessed Office 365 (for example, when activating copies of Microsoft Office 2013/2016). We will be changing this to authenticate through the University IDP – the same single sign on portal you use when logging into Learn and other University services.

Office 365

Office 365 Benefits include:

  • Unlimited file storage
  • Seamlessly work on documents across all devices
  • Improved mobile device support
  • Access your data from anywhere
  • Robust information assurance guarantees
  • Common software to support future developments like, Microsoft Groups and Sharepoint
  • Easy to use via familiar Microsoft Office applications and easy to access through the existing Outlook Web Access web site
  • Rich collaboration tools for both staff, student and external collaborators - edit the same documents live on screen together

Link to FAQ pages

More information can be found by clicking here