Microsoft’s Office 365 is a suite of online and offline productivity tools.
Schools are licensed to use the Microsoft 365 A3 suite which includes:
If your school activates Office 365, teachers and students can access Office 365 Pro Plus software for their personal devices.
There are two ways for New Zealand teachers and students to sign up to Office 365. In most cases, signing up the whole school provides greater functionality, particularly around collaboration.
Your school’s technical support administrator signs up the school and creates an account for all users that require one. This process can be automated by using Azure AD Connect to connect the directory of users running on the school’s current server with Microsoft’s cloud-based Azure directory.
If you already have Office 365 set up as a school, sign in at the Office site and click on the People icon to view members of your school.
If your school has not already been set up, get support from Datacom to carry out the initial licensing process:
Any administrator, teacher, or student with a valid New Zealand school email account can sign up for Office 365 by visiting Office 365 Education . You can download and install the Office software on up to five devices and access the browser-based Office apps. It will not provide an email account or other access to school-based shared resources.
Access professional learning about Microsoft products through:
Microsoft Education Cloud solution: End-to-end guide for deployment – a guide for system administrators on creating an Office365 Education Tenant, setting up Azure AD and Student Data Sync, and deploying MS Teams for Education - includes videos with full instructions.