Microsoft Office 365 : For Staff & Students Personally Owned Devices

Microsoft Office 365 : For Staff & Students Personally Owned Devices

Microsoft Office 365 is available free of charge to students registered with @collinstownpark.ie email accounts and to staff. Download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office through the Office 365 portal as described below. 

Review Before You Start

  • Is Microsoft Office already installed on your computer? If so, you might not need Office 365.
  • For best results, uninstall older versions of Office before you install Office 365.
  • You must be continuously registered at Collinstown Park CC for Office to continue working. Office 365 will stop working when you leave the college.
  • You will need a reliable internet connection to download installation files.
  • These directions only apply to Office 365 as supplied by Collinstown Park CC. If you purchase your own license for Office 365, we suggest you do not use your @collinstownpark.ie email address for that Office 365 subscription.

Install Office 365

Go to  http://portal.office.com/ and enter your UserName@collinstownpark.ie  for your sign-in address.

Click or tap on the password blank and enter your password.

The Office 365 portal opens and shows the Office programs available for your operating system.

Office for Windows (click on Install Office Apps on the top right)

On the Office 365 portal, select Install to start installation.

Office 365 portal. Select install.

Installation steps are summarized while setup files download in the background. Look for a progress bar or a message from your browser showing that download is complete.

Office install steps

Find and run the installer file you downloaded. This will usually be in your Downloads folder.

Installation begins, and continues until “Office is installed now” shows installation is finished.

Office for Mac

On the Office 365 portal, select Install to start installation.

The installation steps are summarized while installation files download in the background. Look for a progress bar or a message from your browser showing that download is complete.

Find and run the installer file you just downloaded. This will usually be in your Downloads folder.

Installation begins. A message “The installation was successful” shows installation is finished.

5. Activate Office

In some cases Office 365 does not activate automatically, and a screen asking for activation appears. Select Sign in.

On the Sign in screen, enter your email address and select next.

“You’re All Set” indicates Office has been activated..

6. Office programs appear in the start menu (or start screen, dock, or application folder, depending on operating system). Office programs can now be used off-line. No network connection is needed to use Office, although you must connect to the internet at least once every 30 days to keep Office activated.

OneDrive and Other Online Features are Included

Your Office365 subscription includes the OneDrive storage option or online features of Office which sync to a OneDrive account.

Additional Information

  • Office 365 may be installed on up to 5 computers, 5 tablets, and 5 smart phones.
  • If you exceed your allowed activations, Microsoft will automatically deactivate your least recently used Office 365 installation. To free up more activations, you can also deactivate existing installations through the portal. Deactivation does not uninstall Office; it can be reactivated without reinstallation.
  • You do not need a product key to activate Office 365. Activation happens automatically when you install Office through the portal.
  • Your Office 365 programs will only work as long as you are a student or staff at Collinstown Park CC. When you graduate or leave the college, you will need to purchase Office elsewhere to continue using Office.
  • For Office 365 for phones and tablets, log in to the portal, select Phone & tablet, and then select your device to see which apps are available for your phone or tablet.