Office 365: Microsoft Office 365 Overview

Students, faculty, staff, and select alumni are eligible to use Microsoft Office 365 at no cost, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus additional classroom tools. Office 365 can be accessed either via the web or by downloading applications to home or work computers.

To view more information about services available to you, please select your role: Students | Faculty | Staff

Contents

Overview
Access Office 365
Features
System Requirements
Training Resources

Overview

Office 365 is a subscription-based service that provides multiple options for accessing the newest versions of Microsoft Office applications. University of Maryland Global Campus provides this service at no cost to active students, faculty, staff, and select alumni (Access to features varies by role. See Features below.). Office 365 includes cloud-based Office apps, a downloadable version of the Office 365 suite for Windows and Mac computers, and mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.

Access Office 365

Office 365 can be used online using a web browser, tablet or smartphone, or by downloading the Office suite to a Windows or Mac computer (downloading the software is only available for current students, faculty and staff).

To access Office online, log in at https://login.microsoftonline.com/?whr=umgc.edu
Note: Use your University email address to log in. Your email address is your username + @student.umgc.edu (Ex: hsolo2@student.umgc.edu).

Instructions for downloading Office 365 are available for Windows and Mac computers. 

A note about the online and mobile versions of Office 365:

  • The Office online apps are lightweight versions of the desktop applications and provide robust, but reduced, functionality than the desktop application versions. 
  • The Office mobile apps provide less functionality but are optimized for mobile devices. You can download the Office mobile applications from your device's app store.


Features

Option 1 (A5 license)Option 2 (A1 license)
  • Active students (must have taken a class within the last 4 terms)

  • Faculty

  • Staff

  • Inactive Students (have not taken a class for 5 or more terms)
  • Select Alumni

 

Office Applications


Outlook
 

Word
 
Excel
 
PowerPoint
 
OneNote
 

Publisher (PC only)

Access
(PC only)
  
Services
  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Teams
  • Sway
  • Forms
  • Stream
  • Flow
  • PowerApps
  • School Data Sync
  • Bookings
  • Power BI
  • Yammer
More Details
  • Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook
  • Desktop versions of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user
  • Office apps on up to 5 tablets and 5 phones per user 
  • Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that integrates the conversations, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged

Office Applications


Outlook
(Web only)

Word
(Web only)
Excel
(Web only)
PowerPoint
(Web only)
OneNote
(Web only)
 


Services

  • Exchange
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint
  • Skype for Business
  • Teams
  • Sway
  • Forms
  • Stream
  • Flow
  • PowerApps
  • School Data Sync
  • Yammer
More Details
  • Web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook
  • Desktop version of OneNote
  • Microsoft Teams, a digital hub that integrates the conversations, content, and apps your school needs to be more collaborative and engaged









 

More details about the plans are available here.
 

System Requirements

For details, see system requirements for Office 365.
 

Training Resources

Microsoft maintains a comprehensive Office 365 Training Center with instructions and help resources.