Microsoft Office 365 - Faculty/Staff

Welcome to Office 365!

Elmhurst College is excited to announce a new benefit for faculty and staff as a welcome to the Fall 2015 semester. We are now providing you with Office Web Apps and OneDrive Storage for free! All faculty and staff have access to Microsoft’s Office 365 service.* Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll get when you log in to your new Office 365 account:

  • Office for Windows: Office 2016 ProPlus desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Skype for Business, and OneDrive for Business.
  • Office for Mac: Office 2015 for Mac desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and Outlook.
  • Office Web Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendars, Sway, Froms, SharePoint, Delve, Video, Planner, People, Tasks, Yammer, Power Apps, Flow, Teams, and Dynamics online.
  • Office Mobile Apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and OneNote for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
  • OneDrive Storage: All campus members are provided with one terabyte of cloud storage, so your work can be saved online and accessed form anywhere.


Ready to get started? It's easy!

Your OneDrive storage integrates with the Microsoft Office 2016 programs installed on faculty and staff computers for easy access to your documents. With Office Web Apps, you can continue to work on the documents you use in the office by signing in to your Office 365 account on any internet enabled computer.

  1. Sign in to the My Elmhurst Campus Portal with your Technology Account, and click on the Microsoft Office 365 link under the My Apps tab.
  2. Click the link to sign in to Office 365 with your College email username@elmhurst.edu and My Elmhurst Campus Portal password.
     
  3. Access your software and start working. Questions? Please contact the Help Desk through email, phone, or the live chat below.


Important Notes

* Students also receive Office 365 Web Apps and OneDrive storage, which allow faculty, staff, and students to share and edit documents together.


Change/reset password

To reset your Microsoft Office 365 email password, you must reset the Technology Account password for the My Elmhurst Campus Portal.

  • Navigate to the My Elmhurst Campus Portal (http://my.elmhurst.edu/). If you are already logged in, log out.
  • Click on the "Forgot \ Reset password" link from the main login page.
  • Enter your eNumber, first name, last name, and birthdate and click "Continue."
  • Enter the answers to your security questions and click "Continue." Please note, security question answers are case and character sensitive.
  • Enter a password. (Note: you don't have to change it to a new one. Just reset it to the old one again because this will force the internal systems to sync the passwords).
  • Once you have successfully changed the password, log back into the portal and wait 1-2 minutes before accessing your email.
  • Email address: username@365.elmhurst.edu
  • Password: My Elmhurst Campus Portal password.

If you have questions, please contact the Help Desk via email, phone, or the live chat below.


Download Office 365 suite to your personal computer

Here are steps to download the Microsoft Office 365 Pro-Plus suite to your personal computer (Windows or Mac):

  • Sign in to the My Elmhurst Campus Portal (http://my.elmhurst.edu/) with your eNumber and password.
  • Click on the "Microsoft Office 365 email" link.
  • Email address: username@365.elmhurst.edu
  • Password: Elmhurst Campus Portal password
  • Once logged in, click on the Office 365 banner located on the top left corner of the home site.
  • Click on "Install Office 2016" located on the top right hand corner of the site.
  • Continue by running the installation and wait for installation to finish. You allowed up to five licenses for personal use.

Syncing email to mobile devices

 For Android users (5.0 or higher):
  • On your phone, press "Settings" from the apps menu, then press "Accounts" from the options list.
  • Press "Add account" and select "Microsoft Exchange" from the accounts menu.
  • Follow through the steps to setup the account. Enter the entire email address: username@elmhurst.edu and the password. For description, you may enter "EC Email."
  • It should auto-discover the rest of the settings. If prompted for the server address, enter "outlook.office365.com" in the field. Leave the domain field blank.
  • If successful, choose from the options to sync your email, calendar items, contacts, and/or tasks.
  • Press "Finish" for the phone to synchronize your data (could take up to two minutes, depending on connection type).
For Android users (4.4 or lower):
  • On your phone, press "Settings" from the apps menu, then press "Accounts" from the options list.
  • Press "Add account" and select "Microsoft Exchange" from the accounts menu.
  • Follow through the steps to setup the account. Enter the entire email address: username@elmhurst.edu and the password. For description, you may enter "EC Email."
  • If prompted for the server address, enter "outlook.office365.com" in the field. Leave the domain field blank.
  • If successful, choose from the options to sync your email, calendar items, contacts, and/or tasks.
  • Press "Finish" for the phone to synchronize your data (could take up to two minutes, depending on connection type).
For Apple users:
  • On your phone, press "Settings" from the apps menu, then press "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" from the options list.
  • Press "Add account" and select "Microsoft Exchange" from the accounts menu.
  • Follow through the steps to setup the account. For email, enter the entire email address: username@elmhurst.edu and the password. For description, you may enter "EC Email."
  • It should auto-discover the rest of the settings. If prompted for the server address, enter "outlook.office365.com" in the field. Leave the domain field blank.
  • If successful, choose from the options to sync your email, calendar items, contacts, and/or tasks.
  • Press "Done" for the phone to synchronize your data (could take up to two minutes, depending on connection type).

 

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