Microsoft Office 365
Faculty, Staff, and Students are now eligible for Office 365 Education accounts for
free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional
classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today and self-enroll
your account or follow the instructions below.
In order to standardize the Snow College campus, the Office of Information Technology
(IT) has decided to use Microsoft Teams as our collaboration platform. Teams will
allow both faculty and staff to seamlessly integrate with each other whether we are
in our offices or working remotely. There currently are multiple platforms being used
(Webex, Zoom, GoTo meeting, etc.) These accounts all still have their place but for
total campus collaboration we feel that Teams will best meet our needs. Not only does
Teams include video conferencing capabilities, you can collaborate on files securely,
similar to Google Docs. Once Teams is set up and people start to see its full potential
you will absolutely love it.
To make the most of Teams, a good web cam and microphone is recommended. The ones
that are included on laptops, phones, and tablets are all acceptable. Teams is still
usable without a camera and microphone.
Below is a list of steps and helpful links in setting up and using Microsoft Teams
- To enroll your account in Office 365, please send an e-mail to
. A reply e-mail will include your temporary password. If you haven’t received your
temporary password within 24 hrs., please re-submit your request. You will use this
temporary password in step 2.
- Go to portal.office.com and enter in your Snow College email to sign in. You may see the option “Work or
School account created by your IT department” when setting up your account. Please
select the “work” option. The licensing for this has become free for education and
students. Because of this, you may be prompted to select either “Student” or “Faculty”.
Please select “Faculty”. After you have reset your password you will be required to
put a cell phone or alternate e-mail in, so you can reset your password at a later
- The Microsoft Teams application should be automatically installed on a computer with
Office 365, you just need to sign in to Office 365 with the account you just created
To manually download the application, please follow this link. You can also download
the app to your computer by using the icon in the bottom left corner of online(browser)
version of Teams. This works for both PC and Mac.
- Please keep in mind if you use both a desktop computer and a laptop, the app Teams
will need to be downloaded to both. You can also use Teams in a browser without downloading
- You can also download the App to your phone once you have created your account.
- Once you have downloaded it, we would recommend going through many of the training videos that are available.
- (Optional) We recommend that department heads create their Teams. Once the Teams have
been created it is easy to then create channels underneath those Teams. For example:
IT would be a team that would be created by the Phil (the CIO). Under that team, there
would be channels. These channels would include Marlin’s area, Jim’s area, and Phil’s
area. Within those channels would be the respective employees. Of course, if all you
want to do is use the basic features like chat, call, video call, screen share, etc.
you can do that also.
For Microsoft Account issues contact the Help Desk -
For any other issues, or If the helpdesk is unavailable please contact the IT department