OFFICE 365 FOR OREGON STATE

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OFFICE 365 OVERVIEW

  • Share your documents easily via email, web, blogs, and OneDrive.
  • OneDrive is particularly exciting as it offers 1TB of online storage. Office Online provides the ability to create, edit and collaborate real-time on documents in native Office formats within a web browser, without having to convert the files.
  • Office 365 for Education is free for Students; OSU is not paying Microsoft beyond our standard annual campus license agreement. All these services are included in the current contract for no additional charge.
  • Office 365 for students includes: five (5) free licenses to download and install Office, Office Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive.
  • Office 365 is the name for a suite of online collaboration services, and is not a new version of Office. The version of Office that students can download from Office 365 is Office 2016 Pro Plus.
  • The offered Office 365 Apps are covered under an agreement with Microsoft, so you may use these apps to store University data and conduct University business. Please refer to the security policy on what specific information may be stored.
  • The University is not requiring any employee to use any Office 365 service.
  • The University is not taking any existing service offline as a result of bringing Microsoft Office 365 for OSU online.
  • Please note that student email will remain on Gmail at this time.

Accessibility for Office 365

Office Online works in a web browser. This makes its accessibility features work a little differently than Office desktop programs. For example, keyboard shortcuts might not be the same and the page layouts are different. However, all the keyboard shortcuts and other accessibility features that you know from the browser work in Office Online. You can also use the browser controls to zoom, to change text size, and to control screen colors.

Office Online provides WAI-ARIA support for assistive technologies (WAI-ARIA stands for Web Accessibility Initiative-Accessible Rich Internet Applications). If you use an assistive technology such as a screen reader or speech recognition software, you will have the best experience in Office Online if the assistive technology that you use supports WAI-ARIA.

Note: VoiceOver users on the Mac OS X platform may experience mixed results in accessibility depending on the web browser being used. The Safari web browser is recommended for Office 365 Online.

Microsoft Accessibility Documentation

Microsoft provides additional help for accessibility needs. Please go here for additional assistance: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/contact-microsoft-accessibility

Additional Help or Questions about Accessibility

If you have questions about using your assistive technologies, contact Disability Access Services. For general questions about accessibility at OSU, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.