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NC State College Empowering Student Learning with Office 365
 

Cartoon graphic showing many hands holding different mobile devicesGrouping of many Microsoft Office logos including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook

 

ABOUT OFFICE 365 ProPlus FOR STUDENTS

NC State College offers enrolled students a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (the full Microsoft Office Suite) with 1 TB of OneDrive storage at no cost. Each student can install Office 365 on up to five devices including desktop, laptop, tablets, or mobile devices (Mac or PC).

Office Online
Office Online provides browser based, online versions of the Office applications. From any device, you can create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files within the browser itself. Some functionality is only available using the full application suite. From within the online app, you can quickly change to the full version with just one click. If your device doesn't have the Office applications installed, you can still create and edit files using the online applications only.

To use Office Online, login to your Office365 account. Then click the desired service on the top right corner of the menu bar.

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP MY OFFICE 365 SUBSCRIPTION?

IMPORTANT: Office 365 and OneDrive file storage is available to students only while enrolled at NC State College. Students who leave prior to graduating may have their accounts disabled immediately, which includes access to Office 365 and OneDrive. New graduates retain access to Office 365 and OneDrive for approximately one semester after the term they graduate. Be sure to transfer all your OneDrive file storage before you leave NC State College. Once the license is removed, the install Office Suite will begin prompting for a valid license code. Individuals can then choose to extend their subscription by purchasing a license through Microsoft. If the new license is not obtained within 60 days, the product changes to read-only mode.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN OFFICE 365?

Applications within Office 365 include the latest version:

  • Windows: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Outlook.
  • Mac: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. (OneNote is free, separate download for Mac OS X Mavericks users.)
  • iPad: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • iPhone/iPod Touch, Windows Phone and Android phones: Word Mobile, Excel Mobile and PowerPoint Mobile.

To Access Your Office 365 Account

  1. From our home page at ncstatecollege.edu, click on the diamond shaped envelop icon (right hand side of the page), or
  2. From your web browser type https://login.microsoftonline.com

Login
At the login screen type your NC State Student email address and password then click Sign In. Your student email address is your login - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 Screen capture of the Office 265 website showing the login area

 
Username
Student username for Canvas, Office 365 Email, My Password Services, and MyNC will consist of the following:

• The first five letters of your last name
• Followed by your first initial
• Followed by your middle initial
• Followed by the month you were born (using two digits)
• Followed by the day you were born (also using two digits)

For example: The login for a student named Jessica Ann Monroe, with a birth date of September 8th would be: monroja0908.
 

 These sample boxes show the characters that make up a student username. The first five boxes contain the first five letters of the student's last name. The six box contains the student's first initial. The seventh box contains the student's middle initial. The eighth and ninth boxes contain the student's birth month as two digits. The tenth and eleventh boxes contain the student's day of birth as two digits.

If you do not have five letters in your last name the system will use your entire last name. If you do not have a middle name the system will skip adding your middle initial. For names that have spaces or punctuation the system will leave it out. E.g.: the last name O’Connor will be “oconn” in your username, and De La Hoya will be “delah”. . .

Synchronized Password
All student passwords for Canvas, Office 365 Email, My Password Services, and MyNC will be synchronized and will initially consist of the following:
• First two letters of your first name (capitalized)
• Followed by the last four of your social security number
• Followed by the first two letters of your last name (lower case).

For example: The password for Jessica Ann Monroe would be: JE1234mo.

All students will be required to change their password every 90 days through My Password Services. You will receive notification in your email when your password is ready to expire if you have enrolled in the My Password Services program.

If you do not have a social security number on file your birth month and date (using two digits for each) will replace the social security number. For example: Jessica Ann Monroe’s birth date is September 10. If she did not have a social on file her password would be: JE0910mo.

Accessing Your Student Email

1. Click on the Outlook option on the top of the page.

 Screen capture of the Office 365 website showing the installation options for Microsoft Office


2. At the initial Outlook Web App window, select your time zone and click Save.

 Screen capture of the Outlook Web App showing the language option field and the timezone option field

 
Want to know more about Office 365?

Microsoft has an extensive online help function for all of their Office 365 products. You can click on the tab that you wish to learn more about (for example click on the Outlook tab for email assistance), then click on the question mark in the right hand side of the screen and choose Help from the drop menu. Instructions for the program will be displayed. You can even type a question in the search box for a specific question about any of the Office products.


 Screen capture of the Outlook Web App showing the default user interface

 

 

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