M365 Email for students tips

Here are some of the cool things you can do with your M365 Email for students account. Check back for new content as more upgrades become available!

 Visit the UVic Online Services portal to sign up!


New! Add your course schedule from Online tools

Online tools has been updated so students can download course schedules for their M365 calendars!

Note: you'll need to download a new .ics calendar file anytime your course schedule changes.


  1. Login to Online tools and select Student services.

  2. Scroll down to the Registration section and click Current and past schedules. This will open the student registration dashboard.

  3. You can find your schedule for the current term under the Class Schedule section.

  4. Select your term schedule from the drop-down menu and click on the Email icon in the right-hand corner. This will send you an .ics calendar file. You'll have to repeat this process if you add or remove courses from your schedule.

    click on the email icon to send your course schedule file to your uvic email

  5. Login to http://outlook.office.com and open the message with the attached .ics file. Click the drop-down arrow on the attachment and select "Add to calendar".

    click the drop-down arrow on the calendar file attachment to add to your uvic calendar

  6. Select the Calendar tab from the left hand navigation bar. You can now see your added course schedule in your calendar. 



UVic Students Contacts

All M365 Email accounts include a handy list of important UVic contacts for all kinds of student services. You'll have the email addresses for the Computer Help Desk, Academic Advising, the Registrar's Office, and more right at your fingertips.

Schedule meetings for group work

Got a group project to schedule? No need to keep track of different text threads anymore, because you can book meetings with other students now! You can also:

Microsoft To-Do

M365 Email accounts come with a task management solution called Microsoft To-Do. You can create lists of tasks, schedule your class deadlines, make reminders for yourself, and more. You can even share tasks with other M365 Email users if you're working on something together.

You can learn more about this feature at the Microsoft Support hub for To-Do.

Add your Brightspace course schedule to your calendar

No need to copy over all the due dates for your classes because you can just sync your Brightspace calendar with your M365 Email calendar.

You can find instructions in the UVic Teach Anywhere article: How do I sync my Brightspace calendar with external calendar applications?


Interested in keeping up with new Micosoft 365 features?

The Computer Help Desk makes regular blog posts covering all the latest and greatest features in Teams, OneDrive, Forms, M365 Email, and more. 

Check out our Microsoft Office 365 at UVic blog on the Online Academic Community for more information!