Email for Faculty and Staff
Outlook Web Access (Webmail): the easiest way to access your email
Outlook Web Access (OWA) offers most of the features of Outlook. It allows you to access your e-mail, calendars, contacts, tasks and other mailbox contents from any computer that can connect to the Internet.
Many faculty and staff use MS Outlook/Exchange to access their email. MS Outlook/Exchange is a desktop email application that provides all faculty and staff an integrated solution for managing and organizing e-mail messages, schedules, tasks, notes, and contacts. Outlook/Exchange can be used alone or in conjunction with MyCCRI both on and off campus. You do not have to be directly connected to MyCCRI to access your e-mail messages in Outlook/exchange. For example, if you are at work or traveling with a laptop computer, you do not need to first log in to MyCCRI. However, MyCCRI requires authentication, meaning that you must provide your user name and password — the same as your MyCCRI login name and password — before you send your e-mail message. You can save the user name and password in Outlook/Exchange so that you enter the information just one time.
Communicate with students in a course
MyCCRI provides a convenient vehicle to communicate with students in a course, either by email, discussion forum, or virtual chat. Students are automatically removed or allowed to use these course resources as they drop/add within the Banner Student System and no additional intervention is required by the faculty. Faculty are allowed access to their course tools as soon as they are assigned to the course within Banner.