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Office 365 - Online Storage and Collaboration Tools

Contributed by Lisa Efing-Guida on 09/06/19 

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Did you know that as an Ithaca College staff member you have access to more than 15 Microsoft applications that can help streamline your productivity, communication, and collaboration? Visit and click on the Office 365 Portal to check out the variety of applications available to you. You can also download Office 365 ProPlus applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneDrive, on up to 5 devices!

Here are some featured applications that can help you stay organized this semester:

  • Bookings – publish a calendar for people to easily book appointments or consultations
  • Excel – create spreadsheets, model and analyze data, and explore pivot tables
  • Forms – create quick surveys, quizzes, and polls
  • OneDrive – access and manage your personal files and share them anywhere, anytime; OneDrive is an alternative to your Mentor home directory
  • OneNote – create a digital free-form notebook that allows you to organize your notes in one central application; collaborate with your colleagues on shared meeting minutes; and use search to find content
  • Planner – create plans, organize and assign meetings tasks or deadlines for a project or event
  • PowerPoint – create static and dynamic presentations; enhance it with PowerPoint Designer
  • Sway – create engaging, interactive presentations to share your story
  • Teams – chat and collaborate with members of your team; manage search committee work; manage department files and have threaded conversations; host remote meetings and more (learn more about Teams below)
  • To-Do – manage personal to-do lists, deadlines, and manage your flagged email
  • Word – edit and collaborate on shared documents

Microsoft Teams

Teams is a communication and collaboration platform that brings together Office 365 applications and third-party tools into one space, making it easy for a group of people to work together in real-time around a topic or project. Teams includes chat, audio and video conversation and collaboration, file sharing, the ability to host virtual meetings, and more.

Please visit our IT Service Catalog to request a team.

Office 365 Accessibility

There are a variety of accessibility features and resources available through Microsoft Office 365. Here are some featured resources and items to explore.

Create a document in Word Online and experiment with a few of these tools today!

  • Home tab – use Dictate to convert speech into text
  • Review tab – use Translate to translate your text into a different language
  • View tab – use Learning Tools to hear your document read aloud, translate your text into another language, improve focus using line focus, and much more

More Information

Contact the Business Productivity team to learn more about Office 365 applications and how it can enhance your team, unit or department.

Please contact the IT Service Desk at 607-274-1000 or with any questions or concerns, or to request additional information.

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