What is in the Microsoft Office 365 Collaborative Toolkit

The university's email and calendars are in the cloud-based Office 365 boosting the storage capacity of your inbox, improving security features and integrates with the other Office 365 productivity tools.

OneDrive is a great place where you can store, sync, and share your files and documents. Save your files in OneDrive and access them from any device at any time.

Microsoft365 Apps offers faculty, staff and students updated online and desktop versions of familiar Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Allows you and your teams to work together seamlessly from anywhere, anytime. There are so many apps to explore!

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations - all in one place.

Learn more about email and calendars Learn more about OneDrive Learn more about Microsoft 365 Apps Learn more about Teams
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What's the best tool for you? It all depends on what kind of information you are accessing and storing, and who needs access to what?

Learn about some of the best practices and guidelines - what to use when?


The Suite provides multiple ways to store and share information and to more effectively collaborate with people both inside and outside of the university. It is provided to ensure that appropriate information and data measures are being applied. 

Always the latest version

Microsoft 365 Apps ensures that you have access to the latest features and capabilities, with always up to date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more.  You have access to both the desktop and the cloud version. You can work and collaborate on files in either place. 

Microsoft 365 Appsgives you access to the full suite of Microsoft Office apps available at office.com, introducing new productivity tools and improving your ability to collaborate with other members of the university community. 

  Available across multiple devices

Microsoft 365 Appsallows you to create and edit documents in Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Excel across multiple devices. You can use a browser, the specific app or check out the Office App. 

Office 365 for Personal Use

The Education program allows eligbile Acadia University faculty, staff and students to download and install the latest Microsoft Office software on up to five computers, at no cost. This includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other titles.  Microsoft Office is available for both Windows and Mac computers as well as through the Microsoft app on your Apple or Android device. 

Collaborate with Others in Real Time

Microsoft 365 Apps allows you to collaborate with others in and outside of the university community, in real time. 

Security and Privacy

Microsoft 365 Apps ensures that security updates are automatically introduced to you as they become available. Realtime collaboration ensures that documents are stored rather than sent through email.  And, those documents are encrypted and stored in a secure datacentre.  


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