Office 365 for Employees

  • Faculty and Staff will be able to access O365 email using Microsoft Outlook installed on each Staff and Faculty computer. For those not familiar with Outlook, basic training from Microsoft can be found here: A quick start guide for MS Office products can be viewed and downloaded here:
  • Faculty and Staff will also be able to access O365 email using the online version/web accessible. It is accessible via MyCalhoun at or via the O365 portal at You may also access email directly at if you prefer not to use either portal.
  • Due to the implementation of O365, Calhoun has changed the email naming convention. For example, a previous First Class email is, in Office 365 the email address would be All email addresses will follow the same naming convention. If you prefer another first name, please check with HR that the “preferred first name” field in Banner is populated with your correct name before your account is created. Once an email account is created, name changes will only be processed if possible for Faculty and Staff under extreme circumstances.
  • An alias is used for existing emails previously used in First Class (ntyler) to allow for the new email naming convention change (nathan.tyler). For example, an email sent to will populate in the Office 365 mailbox for due to the alias. This also allows the use of existing business card stock without the need of having them reprinted with for a new email address. **Remember to update the email address the next time you have more printed!
  • You may download the O365 suite for up to five personal devices, including mobile devices. If you are able to log in to the Office365 portal but have difficulty downloading the Microsoft applications to your personal device, you must contact Microsoft for assistance. This is an amenity and free service provided by Calhoun Community College. After your account is successfully created and accessible, you must contact Microsoft for all other support issues.