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New O365 tools available to faculty staff starting June 25-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Jun 8, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Starting Monday, June 25, faculty and staff will have access to the full Office 365 (O365) toolkit including several new tools for enhanced collaboration and productivity at UNB. 

Background

When O365 was first launched to faculty and staff in June 2017, only some tools – email, calendaring, OneDrive and the Office Web Apps – were offered to help ease the transition to this new environment. Now that you’re more familiar with O365, the full toolkit is being made available for you to explore and take advantage of as desired.    

What new tools will be available?

  • Forms – create surveys, quizzes and polls 
  • Planner – plan, organize and delegate tasks 
  • Stream – share video
  • Sway – create interactive reports
  • Teams – chat, meet and collaborate with others
  • And many more

What are the benefits of the O365 tools?

  • Self-serve (you do not need to request access through ITS) 
  • Easy to use
  • Accessible on all your devices
  • Work seamlessly together
  • Allow you to collaborate and share with others internal and external to UNB
  • Flexible and versatile to meet a variety of needs

How do I access them once available?

There are three ways:

  • Through the Office 365 link in the myUNB Portal launch menu
  • Through the Email link in the myUNB Portal (ie: the Outlook Web App)
  • By downloading apps on your computer or mobile device

Best Practices for storing and sharing UNB data 

As a reminder, please follow UNB’s Information Security Standards of Practice when storing and sharing UNB information and data in O365: 

Additional Data Protection Feature

To assist with ensuring highly sensitive UNB data is not stored or shared accidentally, a new feature in O365 will notify you when you’re attempting to store or share highly confidential information such as SIN or credit card data and ask for your confirmation to proceed.

What if I need help?

Microsoft’s Office Help & Training offers a wide range of self-help materials and support services for all the O365 tools, including:

  • Quick start guides
  • How To’s
  • Video training
  • Forums
  • And more

Questions?

Please contact the IT Service Desk at 506-457-2222 (Fredericton), 506-657-2222 (Saint John) or itservicedesk@unb.ca.

Article Contact Information

Contact: IT Service Desk

Email Address: itservicedesk@unb.ca