Welcome to Microsoft 365 and Teams
As a student at Loughborough College, Your account is connected to a Microsoft 365 one giving you access to Microsoft Teams and to both the online and offline versions of apps and storage. This means you can work online using a browser or install some of the apps on your device.
What is Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 gives you access to your files, resources and apps everywhere, To use the online apps and services you will need an internet connection, however, if you install the apps to your device you will then be able to use them without.
With Microsoft 365, you can get:
- The latest Microsoft apps, like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, OneDrive and Outlook.
- The ability to install (some of) the apps on your devices including PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.
- 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
- Feature updates and upgrades, not available anywhere else.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Teams is a Microsoft 365 application that is used by your teachers to communicate with the class and conduct online lessons. It can be used for real-time collaboration and communication including chat messages and in-channel conversations, meetings/online lessons and file/resource sharing.
When you first enrol at the college your teachers will add you to the relevant team sites that will be used throughout your time at college.
Your teacher may use Teams to:
- Run online lessons using a Scheduled Meeting or Meet now.
- Send messages to the whole group or directly
- Share activities, files, links and other teaching materials
- Use the Class Notebook feature
- Set assignments and quizzes
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I log in?
You log in using your Loughborough College email address and password. Simply go to the Microsoft 365 website and sign in.
Can I download Microsoft 365 apps?
You can download and install Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Once signed into the Microsoft 365 website look for the ‘Install apps’ button.
You will require your login credentials to use any Microsft 365 software downloaded to your computer. Once you finish your course you will need to switch to your new provider OR buy the software yourself.
Do I need my college login after I download the software?
You will require your login credentials to use any Microsoft 365 software downloaded to your computer. Once you finish your course you will need to switch to your new provider OR buy the software yourself.
I'm struggling to install the Microsoft 365 apps.
Make sure you are using the correct version for your operating system. You may also need to check you have enough space on your device.
For further support check out the Microsoft Support website, or contact IT Support by visiting the stationery shop where IT are based on the ground floor of B-Block, calling: 01509 618369 or emailing ITHelpdesk@loucoll.ac.uk.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft Teams is a communication and collaboration app that’s used for online lessons. You will also be able to contact your teacher and access shared files and activities.
For some more info, watch Microsoft’s video about Teams for students below:
How do I log in to Microsoft Teams?
Open either the Teams desktop app, online version, or tablet/smartphone version, then sign in using your Loughborough College email and password.
Microsoft 365 has stopped working.
You may have been signed out, make sure you have signed in using your Microsoft 365 username (college email) and password. If you have left the college you may no longer have an account and won’t be able to use the software.