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Student Survival Guide

Video tutorials to help you get started using the software and online applications you'll need.

Email and Microsoft 365

Your AC student email account is where you will receive official communication from the college. It is also connected with Microsoft 365, which means you have access to OneDrive storage, Word, Excel, and many more apps. Learn more about your email account and the apps in Microsoft 365 on this page.


Algonquin College provides you with an email account (Live@AC) designed to connect you with peers and faculty.

Your Email Account

You can find your email address, which ends with, in your ACSIS account. Watch the video below to learn about your email.

For more help, check the ITS support for setting up your email, troubleshooting and more.

Outlook Email and Calendar Guides

Your student email is available through Microsoft Outlook. View the resources below to learn how to use Outlook.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, (formerly Office 365) is a suite of apps, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, that are available online. You can access your files from anywhere, and you can create, edit, share, and collaborate online in your browser. Sign in to your email to access Office 365 apps. Watch the video below to learn more about Microsoft 365, and view the other tabs to find out about the included apps.


OneDrive is a platform to save, organize, and share your files online. When you have files saved in OneDrive, you can access files from anywhere through your browser. View the resources below to learn more.


Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that you can use to chat and work with classmates. You can create teams for group projects or study groups. You can also do more in Teams by adding other apps, such as the project management tool Planner. View the resources below to learn more.


You can use OneNote to create notes with text and media, and keep them all organized in digital notebooks. View the resources below to learn more.

To Do

You can use To Do to create lists of tasks you have to accomplish and set reminders for deadlines. View the resources below to learn more.


Free Coaching

Coaching is provided by the Student Learning Centre (SLC), at no cost, to help students improve their skills. We offer support in Computers, Math, ESL, Writing and more! Check out the Coaching website for more information