Please find below a list of Microsoft Office 365 Tools that are available to all staff users in Coast Mountains School District 82.  Access the following link for instructions on how to log in to the school district’s Microsoft Office 365 platform.   Reference the useful tutorials and links below to assist you with your introduction to Microsoft Office 365.

Tools available include:

  • Word Online
  • Excel Online
  • PowerPoint Online
  • OneNote Online
  • Class Notebook Online
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint Sites
  • Outlook
  • Teams
  • Forms
  • Stream (like YouTube)
  • Sway

Parent/Guardian Access to Microsoft Office 365 … a How-To for parents/guardians is being developed to provide email access to their children’s private Microsoft Office 365 Student Account to view their assignments, updates, etc. through MS Teams.  This information will be shared this week with parents/guardians.

Microsoft Office 365 Email

With the school district’s recent migration to Microsoft 365 Email, the Username format for employees has changed from “Employee number” to “Employee”, i.e.  Access is also available from the school district’s website Quicklinks at

District SharePoint Site

Staff users are encouraged to take a few moments to familiarize themselves with the District SharePoint Site by clicking on this link, or by double clicking on the yellow “Star” icon on your Desktop, labelled “CMSD Internal” (illustrated to the left).  Access is also available from the school district’s website Quicklinks at  Please note you will be prompted to log in using your “Employee”, i.e.

Please reference the Introduction/How-To Guide on how to access/use SharePoint and some of its basic features by accessing the following link Introduction to SharePoint/How-To Guide.

FYI … the District SharePoint Site was updated to include a centralized Microsoft 365 Folder with useful resource/information links and more, as shared below for our teaching staff.  Ongoing resources/information will incorporated into this folder with sub-folders for easy access.

Office 365 How-To’s & Tutorials

The IT Department have created How-To’s & Tutorials which are available in the District SharePoint Site under IT How-To’s & Tutorials to assist staff with their introduction to Microsoft Office 365, how to create a Teams Meeting, documents showing how to create a Private Team for staff to practice, and for Teachers to create their classroom teachings ahead of time. 

Please contact the IT Help Desk at (250) 638-4413 or Local 4413, should you have questions or you require further assistance.

Useful Resource Links





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