Charter Oak State College students and faculty will have access to Microsoft Office 365 -- better webmail and online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
Students and faculty will also have the option to download and install Microsoft Office 2013 (Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Excel 2013, OneNote 2013, and Outlook 2013) on their home computers for free as long as they are active at Charter Oak State College.
The Upgrade and Downtime
On Friday, January 29, 2016 through Monday, February 1, 2016, we will be upgrading our webmail to Office 365. Email will be unavailable during this upgrade. No action is required by students or faculty for this upgrade.
Once the move is complete, students & faculty will have access to Office 365 (an online version of Office which includes email), as well as the option to download Office 2013.
Once the upgrade has been completed, if you experience any problems accessing your email please contact the Help Desk. You can reach them via telephone at (860) 515-3710 or online. The help desk is not currently available to answer questions regarding using the Office 365 programs however, so please refer to these guides and resources:
Training resources for Office 365 Online & Office 2013 Downloads
If you have Office 365 and you need to start reading email, sharing documents, and more, see the following resources to get started with Office 365:
Office 365 videos
The following Office 365 videos are available:
For more videos, see Training courses for Office 365 for business.
To learn about Office Online, see the following resources:
Office 2013 suite
See the Office 2013 clean, new look. The features that you know and use are still there—together with some new features that are big time savers. To get started with Office 2013, see the following resources:
Excel 2013 has a brand-new look and it's also designed to help you get professional-looking results quickly. To learn about new features in Excel 2013, see the following resources:
OneNote 2013 has a fresh, clean look. It is fully integrated with the cloud to enable you to free your files from your computer's hard disk drives so that your notes and information are saved. To learn about OneNote 2013 see the following resources:
Outlook 2013 has a brand-new look that is cleaner, and helps you focus on what's important by providing a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. To learn about Outlook 2013 see the following resources:
PowerPoint 2013 has a brand-new look and is optimized for use on tablets and phones so that you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. To learn about PowerPoint 2013 see the following resources:
Word 2013 allows you to add an online video, open and edit a PDF file, and easily align pictures and diagrams. The new Read Mode works really well on tablets. Word includes improved collaboration features, and has direct connections to your online spaces and streamlined review features such as Simple Markup and comments. To learn about Word 2013 see the following resources: