Your eCampus NZ account is a full Office 365 account. This means you have access to a range of applications and services such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive. You can access the online versions of these apps from your My Office 365 Dashboard in the portal. You can also install the desktop versions to your device (provided you are not using a Chromebook).
Please note: If you already have a Microsoft account, or an Office365 for Business/Education account from another organisation, you may need to manage multiple accounts or log out of your other accounts before using your eCampus NZ account.
Step 1: Go to My Office 365 on the main navigation menu on your learner dashboard and select Office 365. Alternatively, you can type portal.office.com into the address bar of your browser.
Step 2: You will be asked for your username. Enter your eCampus NZ email address ([email protected]) and select Next.
Step 3: You will be redirected to the eCampus NZ login page. Enter your password and select Sign in.
Step 4: You will see an overview of the Microsoft 365 tools and apps. Double-click on the application you would like to use. This gives you access to Microsoft 365 for the web.
In addition to using the Office Web apps, you can install the desktop versions of Office 365 applications on your learning device. These give you more features than the web-based versions. Note that this does not apply to Chromebook users (see below).
eCampus NZ has an agreement with Microsoft which allows you access to a Microsoft Office365 ProPlus License. This license entitles you to receive free copies of Microsoft Office when studying on your PC and Mac, which you can install on up to five devices. Simply follow the above login instructions to access your Office 365 dashboard. Once you have logged in, select Install Office, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Once you have installed Office, you will need to sign in to the desktop applications with your eCampus email address.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to download Office 365.
You will not be able to download and install Office 365 apps to your computer. However, you will can still access and use the online versions of Microsoft Office 365 apps using the instructions under the ‘How to log in’ heading.
Visit the Microsoft Office Training Center for tutorials and resources on how to use Office 365 apps.
Click on the name of the applications below to learn more.
With Microsoft Outlook, you can stay on top of your most important messages and events.
To open Outlook, go to My Office 365 on the main navigation menu on your learner dashboard and select Office 365.
When you log in for the first time, you will need to set up your inbox.
Step 1: Select your language and time zone
Step 2: Choose a theme
Step 3: Click Get Started
OneDrive is the file storage part of Microsoft’s Office 365. As long as you have internet access, you can open, edit, save and share your OneDrive files from any computer. This kind of file storage is also known as ‘cloud storage’. We recommend OneDrive as a secure place to store your files.
OneDrive allows you to share ‘live’ versions of your files. Anyone who you share the file with can view changes as you make them. You can even give others editing rights so they can make changes. You can access OneDrive files online and offline.
For more information about getting started with OneDrive, visit the Microsoft Support site.
There are a number of things that OneDrive is useful for, the first of which is file storage. Your OneDrive has 1 Terabyte of storage – that’s huge! That’s roughly 17,000 hours of music, or 1000 hours (41 days) of video or 310,000 photos.
Secondly, it’s great for sharing. Because files are not confined to a specific computer, you can share a ‘live’ version of a document. That means that if you give someone a link to your document and then update it, they will always be accessing the latest version. You can even give them editing rights so that they can also make changes.
And thirdly, you can open Office files directly from OneDrive and work on them using the ‘Online’ versions of the Office apps. You always have the option to open them in the full versions of the apps if you prefer.
OneDrive is part of the Office 365 suite of applications so you access it via the Office 365 Home page.
Step 1: Go to My Office 365 on the main navigation menu on your learner dashboard and select Office 365. Alternatively, you can type office.com into the address bar of your browser.
Step 2: The screen will change to show the eCampus NZ login page, type in your password, and click Sign in.
Step 3: You will then see an overview page of Microsoft Office 365. From the app selection, click the OneDrive tile to open OneDrive.
Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook. OneNote is our recommended tool for supporting learning journals or e-portfolios. It also has powerful collaborative features that allow you to share your work with classmates and your facilitator. Your facilitator may use Microsoft OneNote to view your work and comment on your progress. OneNote can also be used across multiple devices, your phone or tablet.
To access your Microsoft Office 365 dashboard, go to the main navigation menu on the left-hand side of your portal screen and select Office 365, then click on the OneNote icon to open OneNote Online.
Alternatively, you can type portal.office.com into the address bar of your browser and log in using your eCampus NZ email address and password.
You can download and install the OneNote desktop app for free from your Office 365 dashboard. The OneNote desktop app includes features that are not available in OneNote online.
There are currently two versions of the OneNote desktop app:
We recommend using OneNote for your course activities, as it has useful features such as allowing you to export your work to a Word or PDF file.
In OneNote, click ‘Class Notebooks’ and choose the notebook you want to open. Your notebook will open in OneNote online, which is fine for quick edits, but for the most part, you’ll want to download the OneNote App.
It is recommended that you always use OneNote (formerly called OneNote 2016) when working in OneNote, however it is possible to generate PDFs from all versions of OneNote by following the steps below.
Check which version of OneNote you are using and follow the relevant steps in the instructions below.
OneNote (formerly called OneNote 2016)
Using a Mac:
OneNote (Windows 10)
If you’re using a Mac: Simply choose ‘File’ from the main top menu and select ‘Save As PDF’
If you’re using a Mac: Simply choose ‘Print’ from top menu, form the ‘PDF’ menu (bottom left corner), select ‘Save as PDF’
You may need to share a OneNote page for an assignment submission – doing this is very easy. Using OneNote online or OneNote installed on your computer, the process is very similar.
Your OneNote page assignment has been submitted to your facilitator.
You can create your own OneNote notebook and choose to share it with your facilitator or others.
These are the steps to do this in the OneNote desktop application, on Windows or a Mac.
In the OneNote desktop application, to create a new notebook:
Sharing your notebook will share the whole notebook, not just a page or section.
In the OneNote desktop application, to share your notebook with your facilitator or someone else:
Microsoft Access is a database management system. You can download Microsoft Access for free as part of your eCampus NZ Office 365 subscription.
You cannot access Microsoft Access from the navigation menu on your learner dashboard.
To download and install Microsoft Access: