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Microsoft Office 365 is more than the four office suite apps. It also includes some apps that you can use to collaborate, for example Teams and OneDrive.  Allowing you to work together on any device from anywhere.   

St. George's has made available Microsoft 365 for staff and students. You can install the Office apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and more to five (5) personal devices. On  Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems.

After joining St. George’s, an email will be sent to your personal email account with your username and password which is your key to Microsoft desktop and cloud apps.

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Communication, Survey & Quizzes Apps

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Accessing Email and Office 365 apps

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You can access your email through the Outlook app via and can also configure your phone or download the desktop version of Outlook. Check your St. George’s email daily and use this email account for anything to do with your studies.


You will be given a student number that will start with a letter with numbers on your student ID. For example, m1284550 or hp238502 on your St. George’s ID. Your email address will be the or


your username will be made from your name. For example. Dion Lois Williams will be dwillia or dlwilli. Your email address will be or


St George’s, University of London strives to develop the digital capabilities of its staff and students. In 2021/22, this is being done through a project promoting the use of Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Teams is the software you will be using to work and learn together with people on your course and with your tutors remotely. You will have lectures, seminars, one to one meeting with  Personal Tutors and more through Teams.

What is Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams facilitates group work. You can hold discussions with group members from anywhere on any device for meetings, brainstorming and collaboration.

Microsoft Teams is different from other educational learning management systems such as Canvas, with several advantages:

  • All Microsoft applications integrate – email conversations, file storage and more
  • You can add content, exchange feedback and track edits on shared documents
  • It can be used to help catch up on missed discussions and view discussions between other group members.

Once familiar with its features, you can transfer and continue to build on your knowledge for real-world work situations.

For more information about Microsoft Teams, please email Fiona Graham,

Teams is a Microsoft 365 app and can be accessed through the Office 365 portal


OneDrive is a cloud-based storage platform that is part of Microsoft 365. Files and folders can be accessed on all Windows, Mac and mobile devices at anytime from anywhere with internet access.

OneDrive is the place where you can store and share your documents securely with anyone.

Access OneDrive through the Microsoft 365 portal


OneNote is a digital notebook, allowing you to collaborate, brainstorm, add pictures, audio and video in one place, which can be private, shared and edited by several users simultaneously. A OneNote document can   comprise of a single page, a group of pages and multiple sections with additional functions.


Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital board you can use it for collaborating in team meetings and members work using their own device to add their ideas.

Note: Whiteboard only can be shared with people who have a St. George’s email and have joined the meeting using St. George’s Teams tenant.


Microsoft Forms is easy to use and a quick way to create web-based forms. It allows you to create and gather information for surveys, questionnaires, and quizzes with automatic marking. The collected data can be exported to Microsoft Excel to analyse further.


You can create and share interactive reports, presentation or newsletter. There is no limit to what you can do creatively with Sway. It is a cloud-only, story-telling app that is easier to use than PowerPoint .



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