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OCLS Tutorials: Office 365

 

 


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OFFICE 365 TUTORIALS

 


 

IWU Gets Microsoft Office 365 Free!

 

 

 

Office 365 for Students

This IWU Knowledge Base article will walk you through downloading and installing Office 365 on your computer. 

 

 


 

 

If I purchase a new laptop, can I transfer Office 365 to a new laptop?   

  • Office from IWU allows you to install office on five (5) of your devices.   

 

 

 

 

 

If I already have Office installed on my computer, should I install Office from IWU?   

  • If you have already paid (one-time fee) for and installed Office on your computer, you can continue to use that version.  
  • If you purchase a new computer with a trial version of an Office subscription, Office from IWU is a complete and unlocked version at no additional cost to you. 
  • If you currently have a subscription to Office, you will save money switching to Office from IWU. However, If you cancel your subscription, you will lose access to Office and any files on the OneDrive.  
  • If your situation is different than the ones here, let us know, and we will help you with the process. 

 

 

 

 

 

How do I install Office from IWU on my computer?  

  • To install the Office from IWU, you must uninstall any existing Microsoft Office installation, including purchased copies and free trials.  

 

 

 

 

 

I can use Office 365 online. Is "Install Office" different? 

  • Office 365 web apps can be used on most devices to create discussion posts and papers. 
  • Office 365 web apps do not have all the features of the downloaded version.
  • You cannot add Grammarly or other Add-Ins to the web apps, only the downloaded version.

 

 

 

 

 

Can I install Office on a Chromebook, iPad, or phone?  

  • Office apps are available for certain mobile devices. These can be downloaded at the Office 365  link in the myIWU Portal. 
  • The full version of Office 365 can be downloaded on Windows (computers and laptops) and Macs (Apple). 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I use Word to create my discussion posts?   

  • Yes, you can use Word to type out your discussion posts.  
  • You can use Word's spelling and grammar check to correct your posts.  
  • When you are finished, you need to copy and paste the text into the Brightspace discussion box. 
  • If the Paste Formatting box appears, the Remove Formatting option usually works best. 

 

 

 

 

 

Can I use Word's References tab to create citations and references in APA? 

  • This is an option, but the tools in Word are not guaranteed to be correct APA Style format. 
  • If you use this tool you may lose points on your papers if the APA is not correct. 

 

 

 

 

 

My computer doesn't have enough memory to install Office. Should I consider upgrading my memory?  

  • Computers age quickly. Updating an old computer is not a long term fix and can become expensive as parts get older. 
  • Look into buying an inexpensive new Windows laptop or desktop. 
  • A new computer is a good investment as an online student.

 

 

 

 

 

Will I lose access to Office from IWU when I graduate?   

  • When you are no longer a student, Office from IWU is deactivated. 
  • You can choose to pay for the Office subscription after you graduate. 

 

 

 

 

 


Word Help & Learning - Microsoft Support

 

Word help and training by Microsoft Support. 

 

 

Word Tutorial - GCF Global

 

In this free Word tutorial, learn how to format text, save and share documents, modify line and paragraph spacing, use tables and columns, and do more with your documents. 

 

 

Word Tips - GCF Global

 

In this free tutorial, learn tips and tricks to create professional, polished documents. 

 

 

 

 


Excel Help & Learning - Microsoft Support

 

Excel help and training by Microsoft Support. 

 

 

Excel Tutorial - GCF Global

 

In this free Excel tutorial, learn how to create formulas and charts, use functions, format cells, and do more with your spreadsheets.

 

 

Excel Tips - GCF Global

 

Learn these Excel tips and tricks so you can do more with this popular spreadsheet program.

 

 

Excel Formulas - GCF Global

 

In this interactive tutorial, learn how to create formulas to solve real-world problems.

 

 

 

 


PowerPoint Help & Learning - Microsoft Support

 

PowerPoint help and training by Microsoft Support. 

 

 

PowerPoint Tutorial - GCF Global

 

In this free PowerPoint tutorial, learn how to use themes and background styles, add pictures and clip art, modify charts and lists, and do more to create standout presentations.

 

 

PowerPoint Tips - GCF Global

 

Learn these PowerPoint tips and tricks so you can do more with this popular presentation program.

 

 

Email Setup for Students - IWU

 

This IWU Knowledge Base article will walk you through setting up your student email account. 

 

 

Outlook Help & Learning - Microsoft Support

 

Outlook help and training by Microsoft Support. 

 

 

Office Help & Training - Microsoft Support

 

Office help and training by Microsoft Support. 

 

 

 

Microsoft Virtual Agent

 

Fast and free support for Microsoft products. 

 

 

 

Microsoft Support Forums

 

Ask the Microsoft Community questions or search for an answered question. 

 

 


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