The Productivity Toolkit

USask is introducing new productivity tools that will allow you to connect, share and collaborate with anyone, on any device, from virtually anywhere. Members of the university community now have access to new cloud-based services that will increase storage capacity, enhance the ability to share and collaborate while improving the safety of your data.

What's in the toolkit


Completed March 2019

The university's email and calendars moved to the cloud-based Office 365 that boosts the storage capacity of your inbox, improves security features and integrates with the other Office 365 productivity tools.


Launched July 2019

OneDrive is a great place where you can store, sync, and share your files and documents. Save your files in OneDrive and access them from any device at any time.

Office ProPlus

Now Available

Office 365 ProPlus is the most productive and most secure Office experience with cloud-connected apps and services allowing your teams to work together seamlessly from anywhere, anytime.


Now Available

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations—all in one place.

Find out the benefits

The Productivity Toolkit provides multiple ways to store and share information and to more efficiently collaborate with people within the university and outside the organization. Guidelines for what service to use and when to use it is provided to ensure the appropriate information and data protection measures are being applied.

Productivity Toolkit Roadmap

How to Get Started

For optimal use of the Collaborative Campus tools please take the time to ensure your devices are up-to-date and using the latest operating system.

Prior to accessing Microsoft OneDrive or Teams, we ask that you update your computer to the latest version of Windows 10. Check to see what version of Windows you are currently using or begin your Windows 10 update.

USask Windows computers will be updating to Office 2019 in the near future. Updating to Windows 10 is a prerequisite of that update and will provide all members of the university the most modern and secure user experience. 

Mac computers are required to be updated to the latest support version of macOS. Follow the step-by-step instructions for updating your Mac in advance of using Microsoft OneDrive and Teams.