Microsoft Office 365: Quick Start Guide

Microsoft Office 365 at Carleton

Office 365 Education is a subscription program under our Microsoft campus agreement which current Carleton faculty, staff, and students get to use for free, with no sign up. It's available for Windows and macOS. It includes Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and more!

Office 365 Education makes Microsoft Office applications available online, as desktop applications, and on mobile devices.

Access Office 356:

Your Carleton-Microsoft account

All three different ways of using Office 365 Education depend more or less on your identifying yourself to Microsoft, either with an explicit login step, or in the Account menu (under File) or Settings or Help and Support in each app or application. This identity is your Carleton-Microsoft account: with your Carleton NetID password.

If you are asked, this is a "Work or school account", not a personal (Microsoft Live) account.

With an explicit login, this will usually take you to the familiar Carleton login page, with its blue-turning-yellow fields for yourCarlNetID and the corresponding password.

Warning for Personal Office 365 Subscribers: If you happen to have personally purchased a subscription to Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office 365 University, or Office 365 for Business using your Carleton email address, you have a problem. You must change the email address associated with that personally purchased subscription to a personal, non-Carleton, email address else before you can use both your personal subscription and the Carleton Office 365 Education service. This Microsoft support page may be helpful.



Please note that Office 365 is for use on personally owned computers while Office 2019 is for college-owned computers.

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