Microsoft Office 365

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Illinois Wesleyan University is a Google Apps for Education school.  However, faculty, staff, and students also have access to Microsoft Office 365 at no cost.  Faculty, staff, and students have access to the online version of the Office applications, as well as the opportunity to install the full Microsoft Office solution on up to 5 computers.

Faculty/Staff and Students use their IWU email address to verify eligibility and as the login to Office 365. A separate password, outside of the IWU authentication system is created and used to access Office 365. 

Access Office 365 

 To Set-Up Your Office 365 Account:

1.To properly set up your Office 365, access Microsoft Office 365 and type in your IWU email address which will bring you to a page (shown below) asking you whether you are a Student or a Teacher. Once on this page, click on the appropriate link.

Office 365 Student or Teacher

Note: IWU Staff may click on the "I'm a teacher" link to use Office 365

2. After clicking on the appropriate link, you will be sent an email to confirm your account.

3. Go to your IWU Gmail account and look for the email and click "Yes, that's me" to confirm your account.

4. The email will directly take you to a sign up page where you will insert your name and create a password for your account.

5. Once you have completed this, click the "Start" button which will take you to Microsoft Office Home Tools Portal page.  

Note: If you don't want to keep accessing Microsoft Office through the cloud, make sure you install Office 365 on your computer by clicking on "Install", which can be found on the top right of the portal. The version you are allowed to install will be based on your computer. If you are using an older computer and OS, then you may not be able to install the newest Office product.
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