Office 365 Student Support

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As Rhode Island College continues to enhance the services provided to our students, faculty and staff, we have upgraded our email system to the Microsoft Office 365 environment. Microsoft Office 365 is a modern collaboration platform that provides a full-featured email system with web access, integrated calendaring, support for mobile device access, and 50 gigabytes of email storage and 1 terabyte of document storage per account.

  • OneDrive for Business associated with your Office 365 account (1TB).
  • Ability to view and edit documents with Office Web Apps across a broad range of browsers (i.e., Internet Explorer, Chrome, FireFox, Safari)
  • Collaboration capabilities using:
    • Skype for Business for audio and video conferencing and screen sharing
    • Microsoft Office for group document editing in real-time

Office 365 Licensing Agreement for Faculty and Staff

When a faculty or staff member leaves the college, what happens to their Office 365 account?

All college employees lose access to all RIC-licensed Office 365 products (including Exchange/email, OneDrive for Business and Office apps) based on their employee category and email access termination date as published in the “Employee Network/Email Account Provisioning” policy: http://www.ric.edu/administrationfinance/documents/EmployeeNetworkEmailAcctProvisioningPolicyv3.pdf

All individuals may open and retain indefinitely a personal (not college-related) OneDrive account at www.onedrive.com.