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The time will come for every Overlake student when they move on to what's next. This will be the first time of many that you'll move organizations and lose access to your accounts - next time it may be leaving college, workplaces, or websites shutting down - so get on top of it now! If you've ever felt disorganized or couldn't find your stuff on your desktop or "in the cloud," NOW IS THE TIME to get organized! Spend some time thinking about your accounts and how you want to manage your personal accounts vs. your "work" or organizational accounts. Organizational accounts will come and go, but your personal account should stay with you long-term. Plan accordingly! We're here to help you learn how to manage things when your Overlake Owl ID is shut off.
Timeline for Graduating Seniors
Most students who leave Overlake do so at graduation. For seniors who are graduating, here's what you can expect with your Owl ID:
- July 1: around early July, you will lose access to your Overlake-provided access to Adobe Creative Cloud. If you already have Adobe CC installed, it will prompt you to purchase a license or log out of your Overlake account.
- October 1: your Overlake account will be permanently deleted.
What about Canvas?
You've been using Canvas as long as you've been at Overlake, and it holds a LOT of stuff from grades to papers, tests, and conversations. You'll continue to have access to your "concluded" or past courses in Canvas until your Owl ID is shut down in October. However, please be sure to download anything you want to keep before that date if teachers do any cleaning up of their old courses.
What do I need to do?
- Finish up any projects in Office applications on your computer or Adobe Creative Cloud Apps. You'll lose your Overlake Office installations when your account is deactivated in October, and you'll lose access to Adobe in early July.
- If you've signed up for any services with your colleges, organizations, or companies, you'll want to change those email addresses to your personal/new email address.
- Consider forwarding emails from your Owl ID to a personal email address. If you've been actively using your Overlake email, you may want to set an Out of Office Responder to let people know that you're transitioning your email address.
- You may want to download the content saved in your Overlake OneDrive or shared SharePoint Libraries.
Tips on Wrapping Up Your Owl ID
Download Your OneDrive/SharePoint/Adobe Files
Since everything in your OneDrive will be deleted when your account is disabled in early October, you'll want to save copies of anything you want to keep to your computer or, ideally, another cloud service like a personal OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. You can easily download anything you need by logging into onedrive.com with your Owl ID and, selecting the files and folders you want, then selecting download. Here are instructions from another school helping their students do something similar. If you stored files in your Adobe Cloud, be sure to download those files as well.Delete
From https://outlook.office.com, log in with your Owl ID and click the settings gear in the upper right corner, then search for forwarding and enter the email address to which you'd like to forward your email. Remember, this will only work until your account is permanently shut off in early October.
Configuring your automatic replies automatically sends a reply to people who send you an email. This can help let people know you're no longer using this email address or have moved to another. These will be sent from the time you set them until the time your account is deleted.
You can update your information any time on our Alumni website, as well as access our social media accounts, share personal news, and sign up for mentorship by going to the Alumni Portal page of the overlake.org website. You will find all the links you need in the upper right corner of the page! Stay connected! “Once an Owl, always an Owl!”