Office 365

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Enrolled Bay College Students and Active Employees can get Microsoft 365 for FREE on their personal devices

  • Employees having an issue with their assigned work computer should see the Help Desk for assistance.
  • Microsoft 365 Education for Students is available for free to students who are enrolled at Bay College. Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iOS, and Windows tablets.
  • Office Apps for mobile devices will be downloaded from your devices' app store. Once the app(s) is downloaded, you'll login with your Bay College username and password.
  • NOTE: OneNote is no longer bundled with the main Office 365 package. The App version of OneNote is included in Windows 10 by default and the Desktop version can be downloaded separately.
  • NOTE: Office 365 is only available while you are an ACTIVE student or employee. Once you are no longer registered for classes you are no longer covered by our license. That's a Microsoft rule not a Bay College rule.

Installing Microsoft 365 on PC with or without Microsoft Access

Please uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office before installing your new Microsoft 365.

  1. Open a browser and go to Microsoft Login Page
  2. Login with your Bay College email and password.
    Image of Login screen.

  3. Click the Install Office button towards the top right if you DON'T need Microsoft Access. If you do, select the Other Install Options which will bring you to a new page. Select the View Apps & Devices link, and select the Install Office button there.
    The Install Office button offers two choices: Office 365 apps or Other Install options. Choose Office 365 apps.

    • A prompt will open asking you if you want to save the file. Click save and then run the downloaded file.
    • A User Account Control prompt may also pop up asking if you want to allow this software to make changes to your computer, click Yes.
      Image of Setup screen.

      Image of the Install page showing the loading bar. There is no user interaction on this screen.

  4. Once the Installer finishes running all Office 365 applications will added to your list of installed programs.

Installing Microsoft 365 on MAC OS

  • Open a browser and go to Microsoft Login Page.
  • Login with your Bay College email and password.
    Microsoft Login screen.

  • Click on Install Apps in the top right corner; then Office 365 apps.

Image of Download button showing options "Office 365 apps" and "Other install options".

  • Office 365 will begin downloading automatically

Image of Office 365 Install splash screen showing installer package downloading.

  • Once the installer download is complete, open the downloaded file.
  • The Microsoft 365 installer will open, click Continue.

Image of the Office Installer start window.

  • On the Installation Type screen click on Install.
  • Microsoft 365 Will begin installing

Image of Install confirmation window. The installer will have checked licensing and selected the default hard drive as the install location. Image of the Installation progress screen.

Image of the Installation success screen.

  • Once the Installation is complete click Close, Microsoft 365 Apps will be added to your Applications.

Installing Microsoft 365 on Mobile Devices

  • If you don't have any Office for Android or Apple apps installed, download them each individually from the Google Play Store or Apple Store.
  • Tap any Office app like word to open it.
  • Enter your Bay College email address.
  • After entering your email address, enter the password associated with your Bay Account and tap Sign In.
  • Tap "Start Using Word" (the wording may vary based on the app you are in, but the screen should indicate the sign-in succeeded).

Image of the Enter email screen. Image of the Enter password screen. Image of the Start Using Word button.

Using Office 365 on a Chromebook

To access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive, do the following:

  1. Open the browser on your Chromebook and go to Microsoft Login Page (you can also use Office Login Page).
  2. For quick access, create a shortcut, or bookmark the URL in your browser.
  3. Sign in with your Bay College email address and password. Make sure to choose Sign in with Work or School Account.

Programs Included

Programs included in Office 365 for Windows PCs:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Skype for Business

Programs included in Office 365 for Macs:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • OneNote

Printable Brochure

Office 365 for Mac Print Brochure

Office 365 for PC Print Brochure

Deactivate a license

Deactivate a Office 365 license