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Office 365 Education

Microsoft is making Office 365 Education freely available to all faculty and staff.

Microsoft's program allows eligible users to download and install Office 365 on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on up to 5 tablets and up to 5 phones per user. Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Microsoft also provides access to a limited amount of file storage on their OneDrive cloud service.

All existing Office 365 users need to update their accounts. Please visit: PDF fileOffice 365 Update.

To register for Office 365 Education, you will need to agree to Microsoft's terms and conditions.

The terms and conditions that you agree to are between you (in your own individual capacity and not as a student, faculty or staff member or agent of Ryerson) and Microsoft. Microsoft's terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.

Do Not Use Microsoft OneDrive to Store Ryerson University Records

Please note that Ryerson does not have an Agreement with Microsoft for the use and support of Office 365 Education, which includes Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service.

Ryerson staff and faculty members shall not store university records on Microsoft OneDrive.

Ryerson offers staff and faculty members a number of options to store University Records (as defined in Ryerson's Records Management Policy) securely, including CFAPS (servers on Ryerson's campus) and Google Drive through your my.ryerson.ca account. We note that we have reviewed and assessed the privacy and security of the G Suite for Education suite of services, including Google Drive, and that Ryerson has an agreement with Google for the provision of these services.

If you decide to use OneDrive for non-university records, see Microsoft's FAQ, external link.

Get Office 365 on their website, external link. Faculty and eligible staff should click on Faculty tab.

You will have to provide Microsoft with your Ryerson email address. Microsoft will send you an email with instructions on how to sign up for Office 365 Education. To complete Microsoft's registration process, you will have to provide Microsoft with your name, Ryerson email address and date of birth. You will also need to agree to the terms and conditions provided by Microsoft. Ryerson does not have an agreement with Microsoft for this service, so the terms and conditions you agree to are between you ; (in your own individual capacity and not as a faculty/staff member or agent of Ryerson) and Microsoft and this offer is subject to change by Microsoft at any time.

If you're experiencing issues trying to install Office 365 on your PC or Mac visit Troubleshoot installing Office, external link

OneDrive is similar to Google Drive (except that Google provides unlimited storage) which all Ryerson students, faculty and staff already have access to, and which is provided under an agreement between Ryerson and Google. Before using the OneDrive storage provided by this offer, see Microsoft's FAQ, external link.

Support for Office 365 or OneDrive is not provided by the CCS Help Desk.

Microsoft does not provide phone support for the end users. End user support is via the online community and how-to assets available at: