The University of Lapland will adopt the new Office 365 suite in March 2015. This means that University staff will get new services that they can use on their work computers. These services include personal saving space online, a new Skype for Business online meeting platform and instant messaging application, and the OfficeOnline service which makes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote accessible through a web browser on almost any data device. In addition, users can download the newest version of Microsoft Office for free on their personal computers at home.
The introduction of Office 365 at the University means also that new 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote will be taken into use. Mac OS X work stations use the newest version of 2011.
Office 365 suite will be available for students in May 2015.
Login to Office 365 by using the link o365.luc.fi
Log in with your ULapland username and password. Type your username including the domain part, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org. The password is the same you use when logging in to University’s email, WebOodi or classroom’s computers.
Pay attention to the following instructions when using Office 365 services
Office 365 cloud services are primarily recommended to use by staff and student of the University of Lapland. Taking these instructions into account, cloud services are well suited to creating, storing and distributing teaching materials.
In Office 365 cloud services, Microsoft contractually guarantees the data protection of our files and data in the EU region, where they are subject to the EU’s data protection legislation.
Because LUC IT services is unable to monitor our data in the clouds in any way, each student and staff member is solely responsible for the data he or she stores in the cloud. Serious problems may result from the fact that LUC IT services cannot investigate cloud problem situations the way it can in its own services, for example. In case of serious illness or death, for example, LUC IT services or the person’s relatives will not have access to the materials.
It should be considered especially carefully what material connected to our operations, personal data and financial information is stored and/or processed in the cloud. Study attainments, student evaluations, research plans, development work, personal data, financial information (e.g., related to business or trade secrets) and data that is subject to an obligation to archive or retain data must not be stored on external services.
The cloud service does not guarantee that the data will be preserved in the service in case of a serious failure. In addition, any data accidentally deleted by users cannot be restored. LUC IT services recommends that our users back up any important data they have stored in the cloud service on their personal network drive, which is maintained by LUC IT services, or on a portable storage device, such as an external hard disk drive or USB flash drive.
Information about other public cloud services, which are based user’s personal contracts, will be found from the web page: here