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Microsoft Office 365 (Online)

Georgetown ISD uses Microsoft Office 365's free online educational tools which allow staff and students to create online documents (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, or forms).  Students can work individually on their documents, or educators can instruct students to work collaboratively on documents in real time.  Students can also store documents online, making their ability to organize and access work more convenient than ever.
 
 Tool / App  Microsoft Office 365
 Online file storage  OneDrive
 Word processing  Word Online
 Spreadsheet  Excel Online
 Presentation  PowerPoint Online
 Form/Survey  Excel Online Survey
 Notebook  OneNote Online
 Classroom Collaboration  Class Notebook
 Email / Calendar
 Outlook
Activated for GISD employees
& Grades 2-12 Students
 
 
All employees and students have Microsoft Office 365 online accounts.
  • Students in Kindergarten and 1st Grade have access to online document creation, collaboration, and storage, but they do not have email accounts.
  • Students in Grades 2-12 have email accounts and access to online document creation, collaboration, and storage.


Instructions for Logging In To Microsoft Office 365 Online
  1. In a web browser, go to https://portal.office.com 
  2. Enter your Georgetown ISD Office 365 username
    • Students:  Student's GISD computer username, followed by @students.georgetownisd.org
      • For example, Ann Smith's username might be SmithA1234@students.georgetownisd.org
    • Staff:  Staff member's GISD email address
  3. If prompted, select Work or school account
  4. Enter your Georgetown ISD Office 365 password (For both students and staff, your Office 365 password is the same as your GISD computer password)
  5. Click the Sign in button
 
What rules must students and employees follow when using Microsoft Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 accounts fall under Georgetown ISD’s Technology Responsible Use Policy for Students and for Employees, which outlines responsible and appropriate use of school computers, accounts, networks, and systems. Students and employees may access their Microsoft Office 365 accounts from home, but the accounts are intended for educational use, not personal use.  District administrators are able to access student accounts when needed, and have the right to monitor account usage and deny access if students are not following the Technology Responsible Use Policy for Students.


How does Georgetown ISD keep Grades 2-12 students safe when using email?

Georgetown ISD considers student needs, teacher needs, safety, and privacy when planning to provide new tools to students. GISD has implemented the following measures for Microsoft Office 365 Outlook Email for students in grades 2-12:
  • Students are permitted to email other GISD students and staff, but they cannot send email to or receive email from non-GISD email addresses.
    • If a campus, grade level, or class needs access to send/receive email outside of GISD for a project, for example, this can be enabled temporarily.
  • Georgetown ISD uses Gaggle’s Safety Management for Office 365 to monitor and filter student email. Gaggle’s safety features include a blocked words list, an anti-pornography scanner, and a team of Gaggle representatives working to keep students safe while using email. Gaggle archives student emails for at least one year after they are sent.
 
Office 365: General Information
 
The pages below contain training, quick start guides, and other resources for using specific Office 365 tools. These links are also available in the left navigation of this website under Microsoft Office 365 (Online).
Last Modified on January 19, 2016
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