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OneDrive & Online Productivity Suite

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service. You can use it to store your files and share them with others. All files stored in OneDrive are private unless you decide to share them.

When you use the applications in Microsoft’s Online Productivity Suite (see below), you can save your files in your OneDrive and have your work accessible from anywhere and on all your devices

What is the Microsoft Online Productivity Suite?

You’re familiar with various Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint to– but did you know Microsoft offers a suite applications in a web-based format? Along with your Exchange Online account, you’ll also have access these online applications.

When using Microsoft’s applications online, it is easy to save your documents in OneDrive and be able to work from anywhere, any time!


If you currently have a Microsoft account and use OneDrive, it is important that you save all your documents on an alternate platform (USB drive, personal computer etc.) before April 30, 2021. You can re-upload your documents after you log into your new account after May 2, 2021.

Please remember that you are responsible for this activity; if you don’t save your information before April 30, 2021 it will be lost and unrecoverable.

After May 2, 2021 head over to and log in with your student email address and password. You’ll be able to access OneDrive and the Online Productivity Suite for free!

Microsoft accounts were available to students before this project, however all accounts created before April 30, 2021 are hosted in the United States.

When you sign in to your new account after May 2, 2021 your account will be hosted in Canada. 

You do not have to use the apps online. You can also download the applications onto your personal computer, phone or tablet. If you choose to download the apps, you’ll also get access to MS Access and MS Publisher. To get started, head over to and log in with your student email address and password after May 2!

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