Student Email Moves to Microsoft Office 365 Web Apps
During the past several years, student email accounts have been hosted at North Greenville University on Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft has established a product called Office 365 for Education (Web Apps for Office) and NGU is currently moving student email to this system. This notice will provide you with an initial understanding of the timing and effect of this change to existing and incoming students at NGU.
First, a link will be provided that takes the student out to the Microsoft Outlook Web Application. Click on the link provided to reach the login page at Office 365.
On the Office 365 North Greenville University page, log in using the full email address. For example, Bruce.Wayne@ngu.edu, or bWayne@ngu.edu. Use the same password that is used for email, the Student Portal, and Blackboard.
Apps for Office will provide free access to Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and free storage of Office files in SkyDrive (cloud-based storage). With SkyDrive students can easily access their files from any device that has internet access.
Web Apps - More information will also follow about the use and features of Microsoft Office Web Apps. Student will also be receiving information regarding any courses that require Office products capabilities beyond those provided by the Web Apps with specifics on obtaining those items.
Timing - These changes will be effective on August 6, 2014. Students will receive additional communication over the coming weeks with information about access to and benefits of the new Web Apps service.
As a liberal arts university, our focus is on teaching and learning. As a biblically based university, our mission includes the presentation of the Gospel, and places priority on relationships between the student and God as well as to faculty and staff. The mission and purpose of technology should support these particular emphases in the provision and support of technology.