Office 365 at Texas State University
Texas State offers Microsoft Office 365 free to all faculty, students, and staff. Services are available for online, desktop, and mobile use.
Office 365 at Texas State includes downloadable applications for Windows and Mac computers, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. It also includes up to 20 services in the cloud, accessed through the web using your Texas State NetID.
Office 365 in the cloud includes web versions of all of the downloadable applications plus services like OneDrive, Planner, Delve, Sway, and SharePoint.
Most of these services can also be accessed through mobile apps on your mobile devices.
In all, there are about 20 services available to Texas State faculty, students, and staff aimed at helping productivity and increase success.
Advantages of Office 365
At work, in class, at Alkek Library, at your favorite café, and even in Sewell Park, stay connected to your work, your colleagues, and your projects on all devices. The apps in Office 365 are optimized to work across all platforms, and the cloud-based storage means you can easily switch from one device to the next without missing a beat.
Share with people inside and outside your office with complete control of who sees and can edit each file. Create, edit, and review files with others without the hassle of emailing documents around and losing track of the latest version. Easily add, respond to, and track comments on a document across your team and across campus.
Students working on assignments, faculty planning classes and research, and university staff organizing workflow will all find tools in Office 365 to save them time and make their lives easier. Use Planner to organize a team, assign tasks, and follow progress. Use Sway and PowerPoint to easily create vibrant presentations. Share documents through your personal OneDrive account or build a team site through SharePoint. Use Delve to easily keep track of the work you and your peers are working on that you need to be part of.
Stay in Sync With The Latest Version
Office 365 syncs information across all your devices in real time. It’s up to date no matter what device is in your hand. And coming in spring semester, BobcatMail will also be part of Office 365, syncing your emails and calendars across the full range of Office 365 tools.