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Supporting Student Success with Office 365

SA_PARENT_BANNER_160x600.jpgThe Greater Essex County District School Board believes and expects that students will regularly use technology to enhance and enable their school work.

To assist their effort we are providing, free to all students, Office 365 accounts which they can access through the browser of any internet-connected device all day, any day. Each account includes:

  • unlimited secure cloud storage
  • access to Office Online Applications
  • an Exchange calendar
  • a task list
  • a student e-mail account
  • access to class websites
  • blogging tools
  • document sharing and group editing

Additionally, all GECDSB students will have free access to the entire Microsoft Professional Office Suite on up to 5 computers / devices. All they need to do is click on the Office 365 Education link to download the suite using their school login and password (student#@student.publicboard.ca).

John Howitt, the Board's Superintendent responsible for Information Technology says, "It's important for us to close the digital divide and giving free access to Microsoft Office for all our students is incredible progress. As a recent IDC Study found, this software helps develop 'skills and competencies that will be highly valued by employers now and through the year 2020' "

Microsoft will not use or access student data for advertising purposes. Please visit the Office 365 Trust Centre to learn more about Microsoft's commitments and information on privacy-related topics.