Microsoft Office 365 and Yammer Provided to All CalSouthern Learners!
CalSouthern learners have access to Office 365 at no additional charge, making it even easier and more convenient to complete courses and earn your degree online. Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of Microsoft®’s most powerful productivity tools that empowers education by enabling learners to create, access, share and collaborate on documents more effectively than ever before.
With Office 365, you will have access to Microsoft Word for all your document creation and word processing needs; Excel for spreadsheets, data summary and analysis; Outlook for email and calendaring; PowerPoint to create dynamic presentations; and OneNote for easy note taking. Use this suite of applications for your coursework, and to master the tools you’ll be likely to use upon graduation, whether you’re studying psychology, business, criminal justice or law.
As a CalSouthern student, your Office 365 access will also include Yammer. Yammer is a fantastic collaboration and communication tool that enables you to interact with fellow students, faculty and staff. You can easily share documents, photos, videos and other media, too. Although your use of Yammer is not required as part of your coursework, it’s a fantastic complement to your academic experience. You can participate in dedicated CalSouthern Yammer groups for various schools, courses, library services, student cohorts, research groups, career goals and many other subject areas—or start your own group on a topic you’re interested in!
Your use of Office 365 is not limited to your coursework, however. You can access it 24/7 for your personal use while you’re a student, and even for an extended period after you complete your program.
Office 365 is a cloud-based solution that allows you to work even more efficiently and effectively. All you need is an Internet connection to access any of these applications. Whether you are on your lunch break at the office, at home on your laptop or on the road with your tablet, you can do your coursework on any of these Microsoft programs. You don’t even have to have the software loaded on your machine—it’s all in the cloud; just connect online! You can even use machines with non-Windows operating systems, like Apple laptops and tablets.
It’s never been easier to work in multiple locations and across multiple devices. CalSouthern learners can connect by simply clicking on the “my.CalSouthern.edu email” tab on their learning center homepage. That’s it! It’s a single sign-on that will have you logged into all the services provided by Office 365. When you’re finished working, just save your document to the cloud and access it next time you sign in, from any device. You won’t have to carry a flash drive or email documents to yourself to access your work from different devices. And, your documents will always retain their formatting. Security and uptime won’t be an issue, either. Microsoft® provides us with the same service levels they provide their enterprise clients from the banking and manufacturing industries, and you’re protected by a rich set of privacy and security capabilities.
We hope you’ll enjoy and take full advantage of the convenience and efficiency offered by Office 365 for Education. And stay tuned! CalSouthern soon will be rolling out more time-saving tools as we continue to integrate Office 365 with our proprietary learning platform.