Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, an office collaboration suite, is available for free for K-State, faculty, staff, and students. It includes tools such as email, calendar, office applications, file storage space, and more. You can access the suite from your desktop, web browser, or phone.

The K-State IT Service Desk is available to assist customers with general support for K-State email, calendar, OneDrive, and the installation of Microsoft 365 components, including Microsoft Office Suite.

Training and documentation are available from Microsoft for components such as the Office Online applications, Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, Power BI, and more.

Microsoft 365 Resources

Microsoft Outlook
OneDrive for Business
Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365
  • Desktop applications can be installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones. Online web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note also available.
  • Microsoft Office 365 resources
Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Teams is a communication tool for groups, teams, or departments and a workspace for communication, meetings, file sharing, and app sharing. Teams enables the participation of those with validated identities, for collaborations at K-State and elsewhere.
  • With Teams, public or private team can do the following:
    • Create Channels within your Teams for specific topics or groups
    • Notifications keep you in touch with people and conversations
    • Chat-based communication through Chat and Wikis
    • Virtual space for audio and video meetings with recording capabilities and Microsoft Stream
    • Create, upload, store and share files in one place
    • Group editing in Microsoft 365, files, and Wiki
    • Maintain institutional memory of the Team's work - see the K-State Teams retention schedule
    • Teaching and Learning Capabilities
      • Teams has a Class Team type, with assignment/quiz features, a gradebook, and other aspects that can be used for teaching and learning.
      • K-State Canvas is the officially supported credit and non-credit learning management system at K-State.
      • The Teams Class team type has limited support and is not integtrated with KSIS for class and student data or supported with other integrations such as textbook company software or engagement tools.
      • Teams may be used as a complement to existing teaching and learning methods (face-to-face, blended, and fully online) or to help orient students on collaboration tools and expected work environments.
      • Accessibility in Teams
  • Microsoft Teams training and support resources



For support with Microsoft Teams, contact the IT Service Desk: Search the Knowledge Base, Submit a Ticket, or Start a Live Chat. You can also join the KSU Teams Support space in Microsoft Teams for Microsoft Teams community support.