Did you know, as a faculty or staff member of UT, that you can install Office 365 for free on your own personal computers and tablets?

What is Office 365?

As a UT employee, with an Office 365 subscription plan you get the full, installed Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) You can install Office 365 on up to 5 devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. In addition, with Office 365 you get services like online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. When you have an active Office 365 subscription, you always have the most up-to-date version of the Office applications. Office 365 Devices

Are you interested? Here are some additional the answers to other frequently asked questions.  

Where can I install Office 365?

You can install Office 365 on up to 5 personal devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. Please, do not install Office 365 on UT owned devices.

How long does the subscription last?

Your Office 365 subscription lasts as long as you are an employee of UT. Once you leave the university,  the Office software applications enter read-only mode, which means that you can view or print documents, but you can't create new documents or edit existing documents.

Do I keep control of my documents with my Office 365 subscription?

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac. However, once you leave the university, your OneDrive account will become inactive and you will no longer have access to your documents stored there.

What is OneDrive?

OneDrive is an online storage service that you can use to store documents, notes, photos, music, videos, or other types of files. With OneDrive you can access your files from nearly any device and you can share them with others.

Is Internet access required for Office?

Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases the Office 365 subscription plan. Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app. You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. You do not need to be connected to the Internet to use the Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the applications are fully installed on your computer.

What do I need to install and use Office 365 on my individually owned devices?

All that you need is your full UT email address and password. You must be signed in with this account to install and manage your Office software, or to use some subscription benefits, including OneDrive storage.

For more instructions on how to set up your account, please read Setting Up Your Office 365 Account New Window.

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