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Microsoft software

Software Available to All Ryerson community

Office 365 Education

(available to all students, staff, and faculty)

  • Outlook (PC/Mac)
  • Word (Online/PC/Mac)
  • Excel (Online/PC/Mac)
  • PowerPoint (Online/PC/Mac)
  • OneNote (Online/PC/Mac)
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Access (PC only)

Microsoft Office 365 Education is a free suite of hosted Microsoft services and applications that is intended for educational needs among Ryerson University’s students, faculty and staff. This is a subscription model and will never require upgrading and is always up to date.

This is the best suited option for users who want to install software without any assistance from CCS.

Terms, Conditions and Instructions for Office 365 Education   

Details

Office 365/Pro Plus is the latest version of Office and is designed for the “Modern Desktop”, a desktop that provides the user with more flexibility and choice. The Office 365 license allows for both cloud and local versions of the latest Office products. Office Pro Plus is the local version of Office 365. 

Download

Installing Office Pro Plus is very easy for the user to deploy. The user logs onto MS portal at portal.office.com, external link and use their my.ryerson email and password and can download all or selected licensed Office products to their computer.

Once logged in

Note: 

Only the cloud/subscription versions of Visio and Project (purchased separately) will run with Office 365. 

Visio 2019 and Project 2019 will not work with Office 365/Pro Plus. 

Note: If you are having problems logging in and you have not changed your password within the last 12 months, change your password on my.ryerson portal before contacting our help desk.

When signing in on the following screen and getting the error, "Your account or password is incorrect...", do not click on "reset it now" or "forget my password".

After a successful password reset at my.ryerson.ca allow at least 30 minutes before attempting to login again.

Do not click if password has not been reset within the last 12 months


Software Available to Faculty and Staff only

The Microsoft software (with the exception of Office 365) download is ONLY for on campus Ryerson owned computers of participating departments in the Microsoft Campus License Agreement.

Note: Activation for Microsoft Office and Windows 10 must be done using a Ryerson wired connection from your office. Activation cannot be done using Ryerson's wireless or employees' home connection.

Microsoft Office Professional

(available to all staff and faculty)

  • Outlook (PC/Mac)
  • Word (PC/Mac)
  • Excel (PC/Mac)
  • PowerPoint (PC/Mac)
  • OneNote (PC/Mac)
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Access (PC only)
  • Project 2019 (additional cost)
  • Visio 2019 (additional cost)

Office Pro 2019 installation is designed for deployment by IT Administrators, not for individual users to install. The process requires clients to edit the configuration file to deploy. CCS is deploying Office 2019 on Ryerson owned new computers and in our Labs as it is the option best suited for deploying PCs with Office pre-installed and allowing the continued use of Ryerson’s  current Visio and Project on-premise licenses.

Individuals that want to “self’ deploy will have to use Office Pro Plus (part of Office 365 Education) and use the subscription based Visio and Project licenses. 

Instructions

System Requirements, external link

Activation Options

Deployment Instructions 

Please contact your departmental IT.
PDF fileParticipating departments for Project that can download this software.
PDF fileParticipating departments for Visio that can download this software.

Windows

Deploy Office 2019 (for IT Pros), external link

Configuration XML file - Office 2019 (Not to be installed with Office 365)
Configuration XML file - Project 2019 (Not to be installed with Office 365)
Configuration XML file - Visio 2019 (Not to be installed with Office 365)

Activating Office 2019

Mac

1. Download and install the Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac, external link installation package 

2. Install the Microsoft_Office_2019_VL_Serializer.pkg package included in the ISO.

Deployment tips:

  • The VL Serializer must be installed on each Mac
  • If desired, the VL Serializer can be installed prior to downloading and installing the Office 2019 applications

 Microsoft Project

(available to all departments)

(only to work with Office 365)

Project Management Software for project work, scheduling, and finances.

All departments can purchase online subscription licenses for Microsoft Project for their faculty, staff, and students.

Instructions

Project Plan 3 and Project Plan 5 both provide for the software download. Project Plan 5 provides for enhanced online experiences specifically as it relates to Portfolio Management.

Departments fill out the google formMicrosoft Renewal 2020-2021 form, external link for your staff and students.   The form has more information and prices.

 Microsoft Visio

(available to all departments)

(only to work with Office 365)

Create common business diagrams such as business process, floor plans, flow charts, org charts etc.

Instructions

Visio Plan 1 is an online experience only. If the software download is required, Visio Plan 2 must be purchased.

Departments fill out the google formMicrosoft Renewal 2020-2021 form, external link for your staff and students.   The form has more information and prices.

 Operating System

(available to all staff and faculty)

MS Windows 10 acquisition options

Instructions

PDF fileSecurity and Policy Settings

Download

Please contact the CCS Help Desk

 

Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)

(available to all staff and faculty)

The Microsoft Home Use Program allows Ryerson employees (staff and faculty) to buy an annual subscription of Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal at a discount for use on personal devices.

Instructions

Terms, Conditions and Instructions for Microsoft Home Use Program   

Download

To sign up visit the Microsoft Home Use Program, external link page and  enter your Ryerson email address.  Click on Get Started button.

Microsoft Learn

(available to all staff and faculty)

Microsoft Learn is a free, interactive, quick, and fun way to learn Microsoft products and services. Microsoft Learn helps you quickly learn new skills with step-by-step interactive tutorials including videos and hands-on learning.

Instructions

You will be able to access the Microsoft Learn training resources by product at the following locations: