Microsoft Office 365 - for current Madison College students, faculty and staff at no cost through our college agreement with Microsoft.
Campus computers and virtual desktops have Microsoft Office already installed.
Uninstalling previous versions is recommended by Microsoft. Be sure you have your reinstall media or information for the previous version in case you ever want to reinstall it. This college Office 365 is only valid while you are a student at MATC.
Microsoft recommends that you uninstall any previous existing version of Microsoft Office software on your computer before installing a new version. Be sure you have your reinstall media or information for the previous version in case you ever want to reinstall it. This college Office 365 is only valid while you are a student at MATC.
After adding apps
Microsoft apps for Chromebooks
Using a compatible Chromebook, you may now be able to add some Microsoft Office Apps from the Google Play Store - such as Word.
Sign into the app with your Madison College email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These are apps - not the "full" Microsoft software.
Options and Assignments
For some courses, you may be able to use Google Chromebook apps (such as Google Docs), online apps, or Microsoft apps to view files from your instructor or work on assignments such as papers, presentations or spreadsheets. Be sure to follow your assignment instructions.
Save as an acceptable format following your assignment instructions. You may need to download or save the file to a storage location before adding as an attachment in email or uploading to Blackboard.
Business Software Courses (Word, Excel, etc)
Chromebook apps are not the "full" Microsoft WIndows software - so you cannot use the Chromebook apps for a business software course at MATC. For example, our Microsoft Word courses require the full software package on a Windows platform.
Workaround: use the virtual desktops on a Chromebook (or MAC) to access Microsoft software Windows versions - choose quick browser / VMware Horizon HTML Access.
If you previously used a version of Microsoft Office, even a trial version, or use another Microsoft account, you may need to sign out of that account before signing in with your new Madison College account. The license for your subscription is tied to your college email.
Offline Access - You can use the software offline. However, you must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify you are still eligible for the program.
Access after graduation or when no longer enrolled - When you graduate or are not taking classes, your Office 365 subscription will end and you will no longer be able to use the software for free. You will not be able to edit files, but should still be able to view your locally saved files. You could choose to purchase a consumer version.
Existing Purchases or Subscriptions - If you purchased or subscribed to a version of Microsoft Office, you can continue to use that instead. Students are not required to install or use the Microsoft Student Advantage program. Refunds or reimbursements are not available. Microsoft Office 365 Student Advantage and its license is only valid while you are a student at MATC.