From 8 July 2024, students will get access to more tools to support their studies at UQ. In addition to the free student software for personal use that is already available, they will have expanded access to the Microsoft 365 suite, which offers cloud-based tools for productivity and collaboration.  

Once it is available, students can log in to Microsoft 365 using their UQ student credentials ( or via the menu in my.UQ.    

Benefits of M365

Chat within Documents: Collaborate in real time by chatting directly within files.  

Track Changes: Easily see modifications made by others, making collaboration transparent and efficient.  

Cross-Device Editing: Seamlessly switch between devices while working on your documents.  

Unified Communication: Chat and meet with fellow students from anywhere.  

Security and Mobility: Work securely from any location, knowing your data is protected. 

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M365 applications available

Desktop and online apps

  • Word 
  • Excel 
  • PowerPoint  
  • Outlook 
  • OneNote 
  • Teams 
  • ToDo 
  • Whiteboard  
  • Lists

Online apps

  • OneDrive 
  • Sway 
  • Forms 
  • Visio Online
  • Stream

Desktop apps

  • Publisher
  • Access
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When to use the applications

WordWritten documents
OutlookEmail and calendar
TeamsChat, meetings and file sharing
To DoOrganise tasks
WhiteboardDigital canvas
OneDriveCloud-based storage
SwayInteractive presentations
FormsSurveys, quizzes and polls
Visio OnlineCreate and edit diagrams
ListsCreate, share and track data inside a list
PublisherCreate professional-looking documents
AccessOrganise and display data
StreamCreate and share videos 


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For more resources

Microsoft 365 applications overview offers a brief explanation of each application, along with links to further learning material. 

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