Students enrolled for one or more credits (or Staff) at MCC can install Microsoft Office software for free on their personal computers through the Student Advantage program. 

The program provides access to Office 365 ProPlus, a full version of Office, including:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • ...and more!

Students (and Staff) can install the software on up to five computers, including Windows and Mac. Students (and Staff) can also access Office mobile applications on iPhones and Android phones. 

The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however, students must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program. 

The Student Advantage program is being offered through the Office 365 student email and calendar system, provided by MCC in partnership with Microsoft.

Download and Install Office 365 ProPlus

  1. Go to https://www.portal.office.com 
  2. Log in using your student email address (typically firstname.lastname@student.montcalm.edu) and password
  3. Click on install office (right-hand side). 
  4. Choose Office 365 Apps.

If your computer is not compatible with the latest version of Office, you can choose to select the previous version at the bottom of the screen in step 5.

 

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How long can I keep my license for Office 365 ProPlus?

Students enrolled for one or more credits at MCC are eligible for the Office 365 ProPlus license. Students must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program. Students who graduate or are no longer enrolled for credit after spring semester will lose their license shortly after the start of fall semester. Students who graduate or are no longer enrolled for credit after fall semester will lose their license shortly after the start of spring semester. When the license expires, students retain read-only access to their Microsoft Office files.

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2016 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2016 for Mac base applications)
  • Office Mobile for iPhone
  • Office Mobile for Android

How many devices can I install the software on?

Each subscription license allows you to install Microsoft Office on up to five devices. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or iPhone on up to five mobile devices. 

Is this a full version of Office, available for offline use?

Yes, the software is installed on your device and available for use even when not connected to the Internet.

You are not authorized to use this portlet; It is only available to users in certain roles within the portal.

Say Hello to Microsoft Office 365 for education! 

Now you can save time and get more done with Office 365 for education— an email, web, and collaboration service. With Office 365, students, faculty, and staff can access the same great Office 365 tools that businesses around the world use every day to stay productive and on top of their work. Offered as a free upgrade from Live@edu, Office 365 empowers you by delivering the tools you need to prepare coursework, create sophisticated reports and presentations, and collaborate over the web.

With Office 365, you will now have two separate accounts:

1.     Office 365 account.

Email. You will continue to use Microsoft Outlook Web App or Microsoft Outlook to view and send email from your school account, but you will sign in at outlook.office365.com  using the same user name and password.

          File sharing. We will use Microsoft OneDrive for sharing files and Microsoft Office Web Apps for creating and reading documents.  

          Instant messaging and online meetings. We will use Microsoft Lync Online for both instant messaging and online meetings. 

2.   Old SkyDrive and Messensger account
        
The migration to Office 365 will not migrate your old SkyDrive or Messenger applications.  Those applications will be separated from your new Office 365 account.  They can be managed by going to the following site and resetting your password for the account.  At this time they will no longer be managed or supported by MCC. 

     ·         Sign into SkyDrive using your existing Live@edu user name and password

      ·         Bookmark SkyDrive and Messenger: https://skydrive.live.com