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For IT support, visit the IT Service Centre or dial 55255 from a College phone.

What is Office 365 (O365) ?  

Office 365 is comprised of a suite of cloud hosted tools including Microsoft Outlook for O365 email, Microsoft Office 365 Online productivity suite, Microsoft OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams.

Staff O365 Email Migration

Outlook on the Web will be available on Saturday, February 13th, 2021.  During the week of February 22nd, IT Services will begin to deploy the Outlook Mail client to Selkirk College staff machines through scheduled deployments. 

The Outlook Mail client will not be deployed to personal computers.

Here are some things you can do to prepare:

  • Visit the Staff Outlook FAQ page

  • Make note of your shared folders. You may not be the owner of the folder and may require the original owner to re-share.  

  • Make note of your Proxy emails so you can cross reference once the migration is complete.

  • Take a screen shot of your Cabinet to reference back to if needed.

Save all your work and files to OneDrive and retrieve them from any device, anywhere. OneDrive offers 1TB of storage to store, sync and share your files.

Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a software suite that can be downloaded and accessed online at Office 365 applications are available at no charge for students and employees, and includes your favorite desktop applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

Microsoft Outlook

Increased storage; reliable integration with mobile devices; enhanced security; hosting in a Canadian data centre; enhanced collaborative tool functionality, and document sharing capabilities.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows you to share files created in Office 365 among your fellow collaborators so everyone can stay up-to-date on the latest project status. Teams allows multiple people to edit documents simultaneously.

What are the benefits of O365?  

Work Anywhere

  • One of the biggest advantages of Office 365 is the ability to work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Because it's entirely cloud-based, you can access your email, files and Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) from any location and any device. (tablets, desktops, smartphones)

Privacy and Security

  • Robust Security and Reliability: Microsoft taking on all of the responsibility for security and reliability.
  • Password protected environment
  • Spam and malware protection
  • Automatic data backup


    IT Services has implemented an HTML warning for externally originating messages to help prevent phishing attacks.  All messages received from external (i.e. non "" addresses) will display the following warning.

Collaborate with Ease

  • Teams And Users Can Easily Collaborate: Students and staff who need to contribute or edit a particular document, spreadsheet, presentation or anything else can work on the same version one user has created and receive real-time changes.

File Storage

  • File storage options 
  • Collaboration options