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Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft Student Advantage 

NEW! - Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is now available for current Madison College students at no cost through our college agreement with Microsoft - the Microsoft Student Advantage program: 

  • Students can use Microsoft Office programs for FREE!
  • Full versions of Microsoft Office software including Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, and more. 
  • Download and install Microsoft Office software on up to 5 personal computers and mobile devices.
  • Save files locally - on your computer or a USB flash drive.  
  • When you graduate or are not taking classes, your Office 365 ProPlus subscription will end and you will no longer be able to use the software for free. 
  • Currently, the Office programs that come with Office 365 ProPlus are the same programs that come with Office Professional Plus 2013, and stays up to date with the latest releases from Microsoft. 
  • Office applications are packaged together for faster download and installation. 

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Office 365 ProPlus for PC - Full versions of Microsoft Office 2013 software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, and more. 

Office 365 ProPlus for MAC - Full versions of Microsoft Office 2011 software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Office Mobile -  Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile for your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, or Windows Phone. 

Get Started - How to install Office 365 ProPlus on your PC or MAC

  • Check that your computer meets the minimum system requirements. Note: Chromebooks are not compatible. 
  • Log in to your Office 365 Student Webmail account. 
  • Click the gear icon (Settings) in the top-right menu.
  • Choose Office 365 Settings.
  • Choose Software.
  • Select your language and version. For Windows the default recommendation is 32-bit. 
  • Click Install
  • For PC: Choose Run or Save. For MAC: Once the download completes, double-click the Office 2011 dmg file and run the installer.
  • Installation begins. A video will play to explain the new features and you'll see installation progress messages.
  • Do not go offline or restart your computer until installation is complete. 

General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365

Get Started - How to install Mobile apps

  • Log in to your Office 365 Student Webmail account. 
  • Click the gear icon (Settings) in the top-right menu.
  • Choose Office 365 Settings.
  • Choose Software.
  • Choose Phone and Tablet.
  • Select your device and follow the instructions provided.
  • Learn more about using Office on Mobile Devices

Sign in to your Office 365 subscription

  • Use your Madison College student email address to sign in.
  • The license for your subscription is tied to your Office 365 Student Webmail.
  • You can use the software offline. However, students must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify you are still eligible for the program. 

Deactivating Office 365 ProPlus on a computer

If you are no longer using Office 365 ProPlus on a particular computer, you can deactivate an installation:

  • Log in to your Madison College student email account. Click the gear icon (Settings) in the top-right menu. Choose Office 365 Settings.
  • Go to Software, then Office. Click Deactivate for the computer you will no longer be using. 

Lync

  • While Lync may be included as part of the ProPlus software package, Madison College students may not currently have the license needed in Office 365 to use Lync at this time.

Access after graduation or when no longer enrolled

  • When you graduate or are not taking classes, your Office 365 ProPlus subscription will end and you will no longer be able to use the software for free. You will no longer have an option to install the software. 
  • Office 365 ProPlus will continue to function in a read-only mode. You will not be able to modify documents, but should still be able to view your locally saved documents and print them. 
  • If you choose to, you could then purchase a consumer version and continue to use the software.

Existing Purchases or Subscriptions

  • If you purchased or subscribed to a version of Microsoft Office, you can continue to use it.
  • Office 365 ProPlus Student Advantage and its license is only valid while you are a student at Madison Area Technical College.
  • Refunds or reimbursements are not available. 

Faculty and Staff

  • Microsoft Student Advantage program is only available to Madison College students.
  • Faculty and staff are eligible to purchase discounted software

Office Online / Office Web Apps

  • Madison College licenses the full Office 365 ProPlus programs for students, not the Office Online / Office Web Apps versions other than your student email. 
  • Microsoft Office Online (formerly called Office Web Apps) lets users open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote documents in web browser versions, but does not have all the features of the full Office 365 ProPlus programs. 

Help and Resources:

Questions? Contact  Student Computer Help

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