Student email: Office 365
Otago Polytechnic provides every enrolled student with an email account which is part of the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus package.
Why should I use Office 365 email?
Many students already have their own email account, but there are some good reasons why you should use the Office365 email system as well.
The Robertson Library uses the “@student.op.ac.nz” as proof that you are an OP student. They will not accept any personal e-mail addresses on their library system. All notifications from Robertson Library will be to your Otago Polytechnic Office365 e-mail address, including any library fines that you may incur. If by chance you find yourself in debt to the Robertson Library over unpaid library fines, it may have the unexpected impact of preventing your graduation once you have completed your studies.
There are student resources available to you, such as eTV that also uses your “@student.op.ac.nz” as proof that you are an OP student.
The IT Service Desk can provide help if you need it on the Office 365 system.
The Office 365 e-mail system provides you with 50GB of mailbox space.
The Office 365 e-mail system provides you with 1TB of on-line storage as “cloud services”. You can store photos, assignments, essays, and so on to your OneDrive and be able to access it anywhere in the world, via the internet.
You can download a full copy of Microsoft Office ProPlus for free, from your Office 365 account.
Open your mail box
To open your Microsoft Office 365 mail box, go to the Otago Polytechnic Student Hub, and make sure you are logged into the Student Hub. This will enable “single sign on” which will allow you to log in to Moodle, or Office 365 without having to log in again.
Click on the “envelope” icon to open your Office 365 email. “Single sign on” will pop you straight into your Office 365 mailbox.
Don’t forget to click the “My App’s” button to explore the features available to you in Office 365.
Keep an eye on “My Apps” because Microsoft regularly releases new web apps that may be useful to your studies! Please explore your Office 365 Mailbox, and see what features are available to you that may be useful to your study at Otago Polytechnic.
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