You have free access to Microsoft (MS) Office 365 ProPlus through the MS Student Advantage Program.
You can install the latest, full-version of MS Office 365 on up to five personal devices (computers, tablets or phones) so you can study where or how you like.
Login with your Office 365 school account
Your Office 365 ‘school account’ login is a combination of your Charles Sturt username + "@student.csu.edu.au". It is not a functioning mailbox and used solely for gaining access to Office 365. It is separate from your Charles Sturt firstname.lastname@example.org student mailbox.
You must be currently enrolled at Charles Sturt University to be eligible for the MS Office 365 ProPlus Licence. Once you have graduated, your MS Office 365 ProPlus licence will expire. To continue using MS Office 365 after your access expires – see purchase an Office 365 subscription.
To maintain access to MS Office 365, you must connect to the internet at least once every 30 days. This allows Microsoft to check your entitlement.
If you don't connect within 30 days, MS Office 365 goes into "reduced functionality mode" (applications remain installed but you can only view and print documents).
You can’t edit or create new documents and will receive a message stating that the product has been de-activated.
MS Office 365 is provided by Microsoft. Charles Sturt University will manage accounts and Microsoft will ensure availability of the service.
MS Office 365 will install alongside your current Office installation – see Upgrading to MS Office 365. If you already have a full version of Office installed, you may not need to install MS Office 365.
Open an internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) session:
The MS Office 365 file is 1GB. Download speeds off campus may vary and can be influenced by:
If you download on campus, this will not count against your monthly data allowance.
OneDrive provides you with 1 Terabyte of storage to manage student files. You can access and share files from your phone, tablet, and computer. Access to OneDrive is via the MS Office 365 Portal or OneDrive App from the relevant App Store. There is a maximum file size limit of 2GB and a file/folder count limit of 20,000 files.
You can sync your OneDrive data with your local Windows or Mac computer using the OneDrive for Business application.
From your Office 365 Account:
Once the install has completed, return to the MS Office 365 portal:
You can edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents using MS Office 365 Online.
Once you have shared a file or folder, the only way to un-share is to go back to the file or folder and remove the sharing permission.
MS Office 365 is a cloud based service. It is delivered from Data Centres in the APAC region out of Singapore and Hong Kong. All email data is encrypted in transit and encrypted at rest inside the Data Centres for security. For further information on MS Office 365 privacy and security, go to Trust Office 365.
MS Lync is a messaging service. Although MS Office 365 installs MS Lync, you currently cannot use it with a Charles Sturt University subscription.