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Office in education

Inspire, engage, collaborate, and work wonders in and out of the classroom with Office 365.
  • Get Office free from your school

    Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools. Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads.
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    What's included

    Full, installed applications

    Create reports and presentations with the latest versions of the applications you know and trust. Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access1.

    Easy, real-time collaboration

    Work with your classmates online and see each other's changes in real-time with Office Online and OneDrive. No more emailing outdated versions back and forth.

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    Optimized note-taking tools

    Type or handwrite notes, capture webpages, record audio/video, embed spreadsheets, and more with OneNote, available on all your devices.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Office 365 Education for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available for free to students who attend academic institutions that have purchased Office for faculty and staff available at www.Office.com/GetOffice365. This plan allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads®. The plan also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage, managed by the school, and students can edit and collaborate using Office Online, Yammer, and SharePoint sites.
    Schools qualify for this benefit when they have licensed Office institution-wide for their faculty and staff through Microsoft’s Volume Licensing program and are enrolled to allow students to sign-up directly with Microsoft. Active full- or part-time students at qualifying schools are eligible if they:
    • Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email
    • Are of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually (13 years old)
    • Have Internet access
    If you are eligible, you can use the plan until you graduate or are no longer enrolled at a qualified school. Student eligibility may be re-verified at any time. At expiration, the Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means documents can be viewed but it isn’t possible to edit or create new documents. In addition, online services associated with the school email address, for example Office Online and OneDrive, will no longer work.
    This account is associated with the school and should be used for school-appropriate content, such as homework and schoolwork. Permissions and access can be changed by the school’s IT administrator at any time.
    Office 365 Education for Students is licensed for use only by the eligible student at a qualifying school.
    We have many other Office options for you to consider, see the options. If you are still interested in Office 365 Education for Students and are not currently eligible, ask your IT department to consider licensing Office for faculty and staff through Microsoft's Volume Licensing program to get this student benefit. Learn more.
    To install Office 365 Education for Students, your PC or Mac must meet the minimum system requirements. View the system requirements.
    1Access and Publisher are available on PCs only.
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  • Work wonders in your classroom with Office

    Inspire, engage, and enable your students to do their best work using familiar Office applications across devices.
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    Work wonders in your classroom with Office
    Connect with students

    Connect with students

    OneNote and OneDrive make it easy to share resources with your entire class or with individual students. And you can keep up on their progress by accessing their notebooks from the front of the classroom or the comfort of your home.
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    Office Mix: Present with style

    Online lessons made simple. With Office Mix you can record, write and draw on your slides, add quizzes and labs, share in the cloud, play back on any device, and see the results in real-time.
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  • The tools your school needs to succeed

    Empower students and teachers to succeed with the dynamic set of education tools included in our Office 365 Education plans.
    Provide staff, faculty, and students with free email, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and web conferencing.
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    The tools your school needs to succeed
    Accomplish more in the cloud

    Accomplish more in the cloud

    Deliver a best-in-class cloud productivity experience to help students and teachers work together in exciting new ways. Office 365 gives you the flexibility to work in online versions of the familiar Office applications or purchase the latest versions to install across PCs, Macs, and iPads. Plus, if you purchase Office for your faculty, you may be eligible to provide the Office applications to your students at no additional cost.

    Build a social campus

    Stay connected with secure, private social networking. Tools like Yammer help classmates and instructors keep in touch any time, encouraging open communication and deeper understandings.
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    Compliance minus compromise

    Compliance minus compromise

    Office 365 is the first major cloud-based productivity service to use security frameworks based on ISO 27001 standards verified by an independent auditor. Office 365 contractually commits to a robust Data Processing Agreement, the EU model clauses, and a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to all customers.
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    Frequently asked questions

    Office 365 Education for Students includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows students to install the latest version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads. It includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage, managed by the school, for schoolwork and homework. In addition, students can edit and collaborate using Office Online, Yammer, and SharePoint Sites.
    Schools qualify for this benefit when they license Office institution-wide for faculty and staff through Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, or a school contract and are enrolled to allow students to sign up directly with Microsoft. After the school qualifies, its active full- or part-time students are eligible and can get the plan directly from Microsoft at Office.com/GetOffice365 if they:
    • Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email
    • Are of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually (13 years old)
    • Have Internet access
    As announced in December 2013, academic institutions that license Office for faculty and staff can provide access to Office 365 ProPlus for Students at no additional cost. We’ve listened to the challenges that academic institutions have encountered in providing this benefit to students and have simplified the process: eligible students can now sign up for Office 365 ProPlus directly from Microsoft, using their school-specific email address (i.e. the address includes a school identifier).
    If enrolled to allow students to sign-up directly with Microsoft, there are three scenarios that may apply for eligible students who attend qualifying academic institutions:
    • Your school already has an existing Office 365 environment with student accounts: In this scenario, if “Sara” already has an Office 365 user account in the tenant (for example, contoso.edu), but does not yet have Office 365 Education for Students, we’ll simply activate the plan for that account and Sara will automatically be notified of the additional services, including the ability to download Office 365 ProPlus on up to 5 PCs or Macs and mobile devices including Windows Tablets and iPads.
    • Your school has an existing Office 365 environment without student accounts: In this scenario, the student does not yet have access to any Office 365 services. In this case, the student can sign up and will automatically be given an account. This will allow the student to access services included with Office 365 Education for Students. For example, if “Sara” uses her school email address (for example, Sara@contoso.edu) to sign up, Microsoft will automatically add “Sara” as a user in the contoso.onmicrosoft.com Office 365 environment and activate Office 365 Education for Students for that account.
    • Your school does not have an Office 365 environment connected to your email domain: If "Sara" signs up for Office 365 Education for Students and her institution has not yet signed up for Office 365 services, Microsoft will create an Office 365 environment with that email domain, add Sara as a user, and automatically provide the services to her account. All subsequent users with that same email domain will be added to that environment and appropriate services provided. In this scenario, at any time the school’s IT department or domain admin can sign up for Office 365 Education and start managing existing users and the service.
    There are no administrative actions your institution needs to take to enroll. You can simply communicate the availability of Office 365 Education for Students to your students using content from our toolkit. Access the toolkit. Contact your Microsoft representative with specific questions about the steps your school should take.
    There will be no change for those users who are already using Office 365 for Faculty plans. However, since new users could subscribe to the service at any time you should ensure that you review your SharePoint site permission settings (if applicable). If students are new to your Office 365 environment, faculty and staff will want to ensure their sites have the appropriate group permissions for read and/or write access. See online help content to help set permissions on SharePoint Sites.
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