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Office 365

What is Office 365 for Education?

Office 365 for Education provides staff, faculty, and students with email, online document editing and storage, access to the Office Web Apps, and Office 365 ProPlus which includes Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac at no additional cost.

Your Office 365 account also allows you to use other features and tools provided by Microsoft such as Office 365 Groups, Delve, Sway, and Planner.

Learn more about support for Office 365 apps

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace available as part of your Office 365 account. A Team is a collection of people, conversations, files, and tools that are easily accessible in one place from all of your devices.  Download the Teams app to your phone and desktop for instant messaging, calling, video meetings, calendar access, and file sharing in real time.

  • Create new Teams or add Teams to your existing Office 365 groups.
  • To use Teams, install the app on your computer or mobile device or access it via the web.

Watch the video about Microsoft Teams

Learn how Microsoft Teams helps teams stay in contact

Hold a Meeting in Teams:

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Email, Calendar, and Contacts

Access Office 365 email from your mobile device, desktop client, or web browser.

  • Dedicated email quota based on affiliation (details)
  • Exchange-based email, calendar, and contacts
  • Better integration with Outlook
  • Calendar sharing among faculty, staff, and students

Go to your Office 365 email
Learn more about Office 365 email through UT

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OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business on your Mac, PC, Android, iOS, or Windows mobile device gives you a single place for up-to-date versions of your files from anywhere.

  • 5 TB online storage
  • Share individual files or whole folders. Create and reply to comments on files to get feedback or add ideas.
  • Recycle Bin: Available for 90 days
  • Data is encrypted at rest, on the server, and in transit
  • Certified for HIPAA/PHI, FERPA, and PII data
  • Collaborate with groups

Go to your OneDrive for Business
Go to the OneDrive for Business Usage Policy

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Office Apps

For the Web

Office Web Apps are touch-friendly web applications that let you create, edit, and share your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files from any browser.

Additional information is available on Microsoft’s website

For Your Computer

Faculty, staff, and students can download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications at no additional cost. Once you have left the University, the Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription will end and you will need to purchase a personal subscription.

Additional information about Office 365 ProPlus

For Your Mobile Device

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote are available for your iOS, Android, or Windows mobile device.

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Office 365 Groups

Office 365 Groups include a shared inbox, calendar, and OneDrive for collaboration.

  • Access your group through Outlook on the Web
  • Create the group and manage group permissions through Outlook on the Web

Watch the video about Office 365 Groups

Learn more about Office 365 Groups

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Skype for Business

Microsoft Skype for Business is a collaboration tool for instant messaging (IM), voice or video calls, and online meetings and will be retired in July 2021. Microsoft is recommending Teams as a replacement for Skype for Business.

More information about Skype for Business

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Office 365 Video

Office 365 Video is a great place to share videos of executive communications, recordings of classes, meetings, presentations, or training classes. Channel quotas are 100 GB. All content must abide by the Acceptable Use Policy, which governs the use of information technology at the University of Tennessee.

Requests for channels must be reviewed and approved by a Dean, Director, Department Head, or other authorized sponsor. To request a channel, complete the Office 365 Video Channel request form (PDF).