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Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 for Education (O365) is an online office and software/services suite available to TTUS and TTU faculty, staff, and students through Office.com. O365 offers access to various services and software built around the Microsoft Office platform. Learn more.

Services available

Overview of O365 services

TechMail at Outlook.com (students only) - Outlook.com (also branded as Outlook Web App or Exchange Online) is an email service provided by Microsoft as the primary email system for TTU students. Outlook.com integrates with TTU's TechMail system.

OneDrive for Business - OneDrive for Business is 1 TB of free online storage available to TTUS and TTU faculty, staff, and students. You can use OneDrive for Business to save documents, photos, videos, and other files and access them from any computer or mobile device. You can also share those files with friends/colleagues and even collaborate on content together.

Office Online - With Office.com, you can create, edit, and share your Office files from any browser. Office.com also serves as the official website for Microsoft Office. The site provides how-to articles, tips, training courses, templates, clip art, stock photos and media, add-ins for Microsoft Office programs, productivity-enhancing tools, and web-based services.

Office 365 ProPlus - TTU's Office 365 ProPlus subscription means you always have the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business, and Access. Other software may also be available.

Office for mobile devices - Full access to Microsoft Office mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone

Student email upgrade


After careful planning and working with SGA, as well as other student groups, TTU IT prepared a comprehensive upgrade process to minimize disruption to our students. Existing student mailboxes were moved from the Exchange Server hosted on the TTU campus to the Office 365 cloud hosted by Microsoft. All new mailboxes for incoming students are created by default on O365.

Laptop and desktop email settings

Most email client software will reconfigure itself with the new settings automatically by way of AutoDiscover. If you have difficulty with your email client, please review the our published list of basic settings or search at www.askit.ttu.edu for specific instructions for your software.

More details about student email upgrade

Fix for emails bouncing when sent from Outlook or Outlook Web App

If you've received an email bounce back recently, it could be due to an invalid Auto-Complete listing in your email client. Fortunately, there's a quick and easy way to fix this!

How to access Outlook Web App without signing in twice

If you are prompted to sign in twice when accessing TechMail through the Web, it is likely because you typed "https://mail.ttu.edu" instead of the link for O365 email (https://outlook.com/ttu.edu).

Details for those who are both student and faculty/staff

Student accounts are hosted on Office 365 and faculty/staff accounts are hosted on the Exchange server at TTU. What about student employees accounts?

For an account to be hosted on Office 365 (Outlook.com) rather than the TTU Microsoft Exchange Server, all of the following criteria must be true for the account holder:

  • Have an active @ttu.edu mailbox
  • Current TTU student
  • Not an employee of TTU or TTUS, excluding student workers (student assistant, graduate assistant, teaching assistant, research assistant, etc.)

When a faculty/staff member becomes a student only, or vice versa, Will the account be moved automatically?

To ensure a friendly customer experience, mailboxes may be moved from TTU-hosted Exchange to Office 365 automatically, or vice versa. When a move is needed, communications will be sent to the account owner weeks before the move takes place. For more details, please search askIT.


O365 services

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