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Microsoft Office365 products and services include the following:
Currently Office Professional Plus is available in four versions:
Services not available at this time include the following:
Further information about each of the products and services are listed below.
E-Mail is hosted on a cloud version of Microsoft Exchange. You can use the web-based mail portal and/or you can connect an Exchange supported client such as Microsoft Outlook. You may also link your account to supported mobile smartphones and tablets. On mobile devices, this maybe labeled ActiveSync. You have 50GB of storage with your account. This storage is seperate from the OneDrive system.
To access E-mail from the web, you will need your login email address and password.
Go to Seattle Colleges redirected site : http://office365.seattlecolleges.edu
Enter your login email address and password, then click "Sign In"
After processing, you will be presented with the main menu of the Office365 portal.
Click on the Mail tile. If this is the first time you've accessed your account, you will be required to select your Language and Time Zone settings. Then click Save.
After processing, you will be presented with the landing page of the E-Mail system.
To compose a new email, click on "New" near the top left side. You will then be in compose mode and can enter the email addresses, subject and message as well as attachments.
Enter the relevant information and click "Send"
In this example, we email ourself. After processing, the message should arrive in your inbox.
Contacts/People is an address book that you can add your own contact information such as email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, etc. You can use the web-based version of the People service or you can use a supported Exchange client such as Microsoft Outlook. You may also sync your contacts to mobile smartphones and tablets.
To access your contacts, follow the instructions above but instead click on the "People" tile.
To add a new contact, click "New" near the top left side.
After entering your relevant contact information, click "Save" on the top. After processing, your contact will now be entered into the system.
Calendar is an online personal calendar if you wish to record meetings, appointments or events. You can send meeting invites to multiple people.
To access your Calendar, follow the steps above instead click on the "Calendar" tile.
To add a new event, click on "New" in the top left side. You will then be presented with a form to fill in your relevant information.
After finish entering your information, click "Save" on the top. After processing your new calendar event will be entered into the system.
Tasks are online reminders that you can alert yourself of a task needing to be completed.
To access Tasks, follow the instructions above instead click the "Tasks" tile.
To add a new task, click "New" on the top left side. After processing, you will be presented with a form to fill in your relevant information.
After finish entering your relevant information, click "Save" on the top. After processing, your task will be entered into the system.
OneDrive is an online storage system based on Sharepoint. This version of Sharepoint is not the same as the Sharepoint public version that will be made available at a later time. Currently you have 1TB of storage available. This storage does not include the 50GB available in your mailbox. You can use the web-based version of the OneDrive portal or use a OneDrive supported application such as OneDrive for Business available as a download or included in Windows 10.
To access OneDrive, follow the steps above instead click the "OneDrive" tile. After processing, you will be presented with the OneDrive main menu.
To add a new file to be stored, click the "Upload" button at the top. You will then be presented with a file selection dialog box. Browse to the file you wish to upload and click "Open"
After processing, your file will be stored in the system.
To determine how much space is available, click the Gear box icon on the top right side and select "Site Settings" After processing, you will be presented with the administration area of your OneDrive account.
Next, click on "Storage Metrics" located near the bottom of the 2nd column. After processing, you be presented with a page detailing the data stored in OneDrive. To see your usage, look at the storage bar located in the top right corner.
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Online are web-based versions of their corresponding desktop applications. Keep in mind that certain functionality is not available in the online versions of these products. You can create various Microsoft documents, save them in OneDrive or locally, and enables you to read those documents from a web browser.
Details on how to use Word, Excel and OneNote Online, follow the directions below.
To access Word Online, follow the instructions above instead click the "Word Online" tiles. After processing, you will be presented with the Word Online main menu.
To create a new document, select a template or blank document.
To save the document in OneDrive, click "File" in the top left side and then "Save As". Select your OneDrive, you will then be prompted to enter your file name, then click "Save".
After processing, your document will be stored in your OneDrive.
To access Excel Online, follow the instruction above instead click the "Excel Online" tile. After processing you will be presented with the main menu of Excel Online.
To save your document in OneDrive, click "File" and then "Save As". Select your OneDrive. You will then be prompted for a file name, then click "Save".
After processing, your document will be stored in OneDrive.
To access OneNote Online, follow the instructions above instead click the "OneNote Online" tile. After processing, you will be presented to the main menu of OneNote Online. Click on your initial notebook, in this example "Ima @ Work"
To create a new note, click "New" on the top left side. You will then be presented with a form to enter your relevant information. Enter your note section name and click "OK"
Enter a title on the top of the form and then you can enter the relevant information you wish to record.
After entering your information, click "Save" on the top. After processing your information will be stored in the system.
To initialize your account, you will need your SID and PIN credentials sent to you after enrollment.
Go to the EAD Tools website : https://tools.seattlecolleges.edu
Click on the Green box "Set Up My Account"
Enter your SID and PIN and desired password. Make sure to read the password policy. Then click Initialize!
After processing, you will be presented with your login credentials and email address. It may take up to 45 minutes for your account to be synced after initialization.
If you've forgotten your login credentials/email address, you will need your SID and PIN credentials sent to you after enrollment.
Click on the Gray box "I forgot my login credential"
Enter your SID and PIN and click Retrieve My Credential
After processing you will be given your login account/email address.
To access Office365, you will need your login email address and password.
Go to Seattle Colleges redirected site : http://office365.seattlecolleges.edu
Enter your login email address and password, then click Sign In.
After processing, you will be connected to the main menu of the Office365 portal.
To change your Office365/EAD password, you will need your current login email address and password.
Click the Blue box "Account Settings", you will be presented with an authentication prompt.
Enter your existing login email address and password, then click OK.
After processing, you will be on the user tools landing page.
Click the Blue box "Change my Password"
Enter your current password, enter your desired password. Make sure to follow the password policy requirements. Then click "Change My Password"
After processing you will be presented with a confirmation page. It may take 5-10 minutes for your new password to sync.
To reset your expired password, you will need your SID and PIN provided after enrollment.
Click the Orange box "I forgot my password"
Enter your SID and PIN, and desired password. Make sure to read the password policy requirement. Then click "Reset My Password"
After processing you will be presented with a confirmation page. It may take up to 5-10 minutes for your password to sync.
Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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Helping displaced workers to
‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.