NOTE: Incoming (winter 2018) students
Before you access your Office 365 account for the first time you need to change your password in WatIAM (instructions below). Once that has been done you can access your account the usual way, as described below "Accessing your Office 365 account".
How to change your WatIAM password
- Go to watiam.uwaterloo.ca.
- In the left-hand menu select WatIAM User Access.
- Login using your userid and password.
- Choose Change My Password.
- Create new password.
- Click Save.
- Logout (top right corner).
Accessing your Office 365 account
- Go to https://portal.office.com
- Enter email address as email@example.com
- Tab or click out of that field
You will then be redirected to the University of Waterloo organizational sign in page (or portal):
- Ensure your email address is entered as firstname.lastname@example.org
- Enter your WatIAM password
- Click Sign in
Using Office 365 – Email and apps
- Download Office to your computer/laptop
- This option allows you to access your email and use the Office suite of apps locally, on your machine. Continue reading to learn how you can add a copy of Microsoft Office on up to 5 personally owned computers/devices.
- Access your email and Office suite of apps via the online portal
- Once signed in to the online portal you will have full access to these features – no download required.
Office 365 mail configuration guides
A subscription to the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite of programs including:
- OneDrive (includes 5 TB of storage)
- Skype for Business
Office 365 ProPlus provides a copy of Microsoft Office applications for up to 5 personally owned computers/devices. Students with an Office 365 account can log in to Office 365 to obtain and manage their copies.