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Bismarck State College students who are enrolled for one or more credits can install Microsoft Office 365 for FREE on their personal devices.

What is included with Office 365 subscription license? How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?
Each subscription license allows you to install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five smartphones.

Is this a full version of Office and available for offline use?
Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform.  The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline.

How long can I keep my license for Office 365?
Students enrolled for one or more credits at BSC (or at any other North Dakota University System institution) are eligible for the Office 365 license. Students who graduate or are no longer enrolled for credit will lose their license. When the license expires, students retain read-only access to their Microsoft Office files.

Download and Install the latest version of Microsoft Office
  1. Go to Outlook on the web (or on the BSC homepage under the "Logins" dropdown on the top of the page choose "Email")
  2. Log in using your account and NDUS password, then Duo multi-factor authentication 
  3. On the Office 365 main page click the "Install Office" dropdown (upper right side of page), then choose "Office 365 apps" to start the installation.
    If you are not on the Office 365 main page, click the "App launcher" icon in the upper left corner, then click "Office 365" on the upper right side of the App launcher menu. 
  4. If you have a previous version of Microsoft Office installed, or a trial version which often comes on new computers, you will want to remove that first before installing Office 365.
To Deactive an Office install on a computer you no longer use, which will free up a license that can be used on another device:
  1. Log in using your account and password, then Duo multi-factor authentication
  2. On the upper right of the Office 365 Start page click the “Install Office” dropdown and choose “Other install options”. In the menu on the left, select “Apps & devices”
  3. Under the “Office” section, click the down arrow next to "DEVICES". You will see the Office installs you currently have active.  
  4. Click “Sign out” next to the computer(s) on which you want to deactivate Office.  This will free up a license that you can use on a different device
What applications are included with Office 365?
  • Word 
  • Excel 
  • PowerPoint 
  • OneNote 
  • Access (PC only)
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Outlook
  • Teams, OneDrive and more
Note:  To use Office on a Chromebook, the web versions of the Office apps are available in your Office 365 account

Visit the Microsoft 365 help & learning site for information on using Microsoft 365 applications