Office 365: Microsoft Office Education Plus

Microsoft Office Education Pro Plus for students/faculty is available at no cost through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement.

The College’s agreement with Microsoft allows us to provide current students/faculty with the latest version of full Office both on campus and at home via online Office apps and digital download.  

How to get it:

  • You must be a current student/faculty
  • Your College network account must be activated. (To activate click here.)
  • Access is integrated to your e-mail address (
  • Sign in to the Office 365 Portal with your College email address and password.

What you get:

  • Online versions of Office Apps – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more
  • Online data storage of 1 TB via OneDrive for Business
  • The ability to download Microsoft Office ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile device).  Applications included are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote*, Access*, and Publisher*.

*Windows PC client programs and/or features only.  Cannot be used across devices

Note: Office 365 is currently not available for ACE Students


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Overview of Office 365 from trainer on 9/3/2019

Training video from 9/3/2019

Sway Training from 10/29/2019

Training from 1/27/2020

What is Office 365?{expander}

Office 365 is the same Office you already know and use. It is powered by the cloud, so you can get to your applications and files from virtually anywhere.

How do I log into Office 365?{expander}

You will use your Pennsylvania Highlands login credentials. Your username will be your college email, and your password will be the same as the password for your email.

Do ACE students have Office 365 accounts?{expander}

No, ACE students do not have Office 365 accounts.

How do I log in to my Office 365 account?{expander}

Log in at this link to your PHCC Office365 account – 

The login screen will then appear

At the right hand side of the page log in with your email address and password

This will be your home page for you Microsoft 365 account

In the top right hand corner of the page, Click on OneDrive. This will be where all of your documents are created and stored.

This will be the screen you will see

Click on continue to OneDrive

This brings up your OneDrive Home Page

How do I create a document in Office 365?{expander}

(The directions in the following sections can be used with any type of documents you create)

Log into your Office 365 Account (if not already logged in)

In upper right hand corner, click on the OneDrive tab

Click on new (has a plus sign inside of a circle)

Select which Office document you want to create – This will open your document within the internet browser

This will then open a blank page in the document you chose

How do I save a document in Office 365?{expander}

Documents will automatically save to the OneDrive

Click on your email address on the top left hand corner to return to your OneDrive Home Page

This will then take you back to the home screen and show it is saved and in Documents

How do I edit a document in Office 365?{expander}

Log into Office 365 (If not already logged in)

In the upper right hand corner click on the OneDrive tab, this will bring up the list of all of your documents

Click on the document you would like to edit

You will then see your document in only a read-only format

Click on the upper left hand side on Edit Document, this will bring up a drop down menu

Click on Edit in Word Online

This will then open the document in Office 365 online

The document is now able to be edited

How do I share a docment in Office 365?{expander}

Open the Document you would like to share

Click Share in the upper left hand corner, this will open a window

Enter in the email address of the person you would like to share the document with

You can unclick the Require Sign In box if the recipient does not have an Office 365 account, it will send it to them and say they are a guest contributor

This will send an email to the recipient with the document

They can then click on the link and view/edit the document

How do I return to the home page in Office 365?{expander}


Once in a document, you can easily get back to the home page listing all of you documents

In the top left by the type of document you are creating (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) you will see your log in name beside it

Click on your log in name

This will send you back to the main page

How do I edit a document shared with me in Office 365?{expander}

Click on the link that was sent to you when the document was shared with you, this will open the document

In the left hand corner, click on Edit Document

Click on Edit in Word Online

This will open the document so you will be able to edit it

It will show what was edited by the other people who share this document with you

In the upper right hand corner it will also let you know if the other person is on the document at the same time as you

Colored flags on the page will let you know where the other person has their cursor on the page

What can all be done from the Office 365 main page?{expander}

You can create a new document from clicking New and then selecting the document you would like

On the left hand side of the name of each document, click on the Check Mark for more options for each document

You can click manage and do many tasks with the dropdown box that then appears

You can click share and enter in the email address of whomever you would want to share the document.

How do I log in to Office 365 on an iPad?{expander}

*If using Word and Excel they can be used in either portrait or landscape. Powerpoint can only be used in landscape. 

Click on the desired Office 365 app you would like to use

Once opened, in the upper left hand corner tap on Sign In

On the next screen type in your email address and hit next

The next page should auto fill in your email as typed on the previous page, then type in your password

Uncheck the Keep me signed in box

Tap sign in 

A screen will then appear that has all the templates for the app. Choose the one you would like to use

Start using the app the same as you would Microsoft Office on the desktop

How do I create a document in Office 365 on an iPad?{expander}

After logging into the app, you will be on the home page

Make sure New is selected on the left hand side This will show you New Blank Document and all the templates available

Tap on New Blank Document or whichever template you may want. This will load up the page you selected.

How do I save documents in Office 365 on an iPad?{expander}

Documents will automatically save to the OneDrive

When leaving a document for the first time, it will ask what you would like the document to be saved as on the Save As page

You can change the name of the document to whatever you would like

Make sure it is saved to the OneDrive and then Documents so it will be saved for you to access later. Then tap save.

This will then take you back to the home screen and show it is saved and in the Recent Folder

How do I open documents saved in Office 365 on an iPad?{expander}

After signing into the app, you should be on your home page 

On the left hand side tap on Open, this will bring up your OneDrive

Tap on documents, and this will show you all of your created and shared documents

Tap on the document you would like to open

If you would like to continue to edit the document, hit edit on the orange bar that appears across the top of the screen



How do I sign out of Office 365 on an iPad?{expander}

*Every time you will no longer be using the iPad during class time, you should sign out of the Office 365 app you are currently in*

Closing out the app by double tapping the home button and swiping the app up will automatically sign you out if you unchecked the Keep Me Signed In box when you logged on

You can also log out on the main page by tapping your name in the upper left hand corner

This will bring up an Account window

Tap where your name appears in that window

This window will then sat sign out
A window will ask if you are sure you want to sign out

Tap Sign Out and you will be logged out of the ap p

What is Office 365 ProPlus?{expander}

Office 365 ProPlus is the version of Office that comes with many Office 365 plans. It includes Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word for PCs. It will include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook for Macs. It will include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, and Lync for mobile devices.

Can I download Office 365 ProPlus onto my home computer?{expander}

Yes, you can download Office 365 ProPlus on up to five PCs, Macs, or mobile devices.

When on campus, should I use Office 2016 on the computer or Office 365?{expander}

Office 365 is for your convenience when outside of the classroom and do not have access to Office 2013. In the classroom, students should be using the Office 2016 that is currently on all computers on Penn Highlands' campuses.

I just changed my pasword. How long until my password will change through Office 365?{expander}

It will take time for your password to sync with Office 365. It may take up to 15 minutes for the password to synchronize. Be sure if you are planning to use Office 365 and need to change your password,  that you would change your password in advance.

Can I save documents from Office 365 onto a flash drive?{expander}

Yes you can.
In Office 365 you will need to click on File and then Save As.
This will bring up another window where you will need to download a copy of the document.
This will open up the document in the Office suite that is on the computer (Office 2010, 2013, ProPlus, etc.).
From here, you can click File and then Save As.
You can click on your flash drive and save the document there.

Why is it asking for a product key?{expander}

If Office 365 ProPlus is requesting a product key to activate, you are not currently signed in. Choose "sign in" and log in with your Pennsylvania Highlands username and password. You must stay logged into Office 365 in the browser to download Office 365 ProPlus.