Accessing Documents as a Guest


Emily Carr University hosts many of its internal documents using Microsoft 365. Individuals outside of our organization may be invited to access select files so that they can collaborate with ECU on external committees and presentations.  In these cases, it will not be necessary to have an Emily Carr account. Instead, you will provide us with a personal or other email address so that we can invite you to collaborate on select data.



Guest presenters, review committee members and others who need to collaborate with ECU students, staff or faculty.



Step 1:

You will receive an email indicating that

a file or folder has been shared with you.

Click Open to proceed.

*Most email providers will not filter out this message.

Check your junk folder, quarantine or speak with your

organization's systems administrator if necessary.

Step 2:

A browser tab should now open. 

You will be asked to verify your identity by entering

the email address you provided to Emily Carr.

Click Next to proceed.


*If you use Microsoft at your organization, or for personal use

you may need to open this link in a new Private tab.

Step 3:

Next you will be asked to provide a verification code.

Return to your email inbox to proceed.

Step 4:

In your inbox, you will see a new message from

Microsoft Notifications <>

containing a 9-digit verification code.

Enter the code into the browser detail from the

previous step and click Verify to proceed.


Step 5:

Your browser should now open the  shared file or folder.

From here you can view and interact with the data.  


*In some cases we may provide you with read-only access.


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