Microsoft Office 365 Education

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OIT is currently working to migrate faculty + staff mailboxes to the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud environment. Learn more about the mailbox migration project

Office 365 ProPlus can be installed on up to five devices! ProPlus includes access to the following applications:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive
  • Flow
  • Forms
  • Kaizala
  • Planner
  • Teams
  • Power BI Pro
  • PowerApps
  • Skype
  • Sway
  • To-Do
  • Whiteboard

Learn more about each application in the Office 365 Training Center.

Cost

Free to current students, faculty and staff.

Eligibility

Faculty Staff Students

Users can access Office 365 Education software and benefits through the Microsoft Office 365 portal. Students should login using their Crimson email address and myBama password. Faculty and staff should login using their myBamausername@ua.edu e-mail address and myBama password.

To install Office ProPlus on your computer, visit the Office 365 portal, and click Install Office.  Once the app is installed, login to Office 365 using your Crimson email address or myBmausername@ua.edu email address.  Additional installation instructions are available. To install Office 365 apps on your mobile devices, visit the app store on your device.

Visit the Office 365 Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

When can new students begin using Office 365 Education?

New students can begin using Office 365 Education two weeks before their first class begins.

Where can I get help installing Office 365 Education?

For installation instructions and troubleshooting information for Office 365, visit Microsoft 365’s website.  If you need additional assistance, come by the IT Service Desk located at 125 Gordon Palmer.

Can I use the software offline?

Yes. However, you must connect the device to the Internet at least once every 30 days to verify the license.

Do I have to upgrade to Office ProPlus?

As OIT continues the campus-wide migration of faculty and staff mailboxes to the O365 environment, campus users will find the most seamless migration experience occurs when desktop software has been upgraded to Microsoft Office ProPlus.

I already have an Office 365 subscription, can I be reimbursed?

No. Microsoft does not have a process by which to convert, reimburse, or migrate licensing. Office 365 Education, including Office 365 ProPlus software, is only available through the University’s existing agreement with Microsoft.

What happens when I graduate or leave UA?

Once you are no longer enrolled in classes or terminate employment at UA, your subscription to Office 365 Education will end and your account will be deactivated. You should locally save your content stored on OneDrive before you leave the University as you will lose access to the data once the subscription is terminated. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available, but there is not currently a mechanism in place to transfer your data from an Office 365 Education OneDrive account to a consumer Office 365 OneDrive account.

How do I reset my password for Office 365 Education?

Your Office 365 Education and myBama accounts are linked. To reset your Office 365 Education password, you must reset your myBama password.

Can I install and use Office 365 Education applications and services on my University-owned machines?

Yes. University-owned machines are also covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

 

Eligiblity and Cost

Office 365 is provided free of charge to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Office 365 can be installed on up to five devices. When departing the University, staff will lose access to Office 365 one day after departure, faculty will lose access six months after departure, and students will lose access one semester after departure.

Licensing Information

This software is licensed for use on University-owned and personal machines and devices.

Software obtained through the Office 365 Education plan has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however, users must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program.  Upon graduation, separation, retirement or otherwise exiting the University, subscriptions will end. Office 365 Education is provided as a benefit of the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Software Information

OIT supports the installation of Office 365; however, OIT does not offer support for individual applications. To see application tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit https://support.office.com.