Microsoft Office 365 - Introduction, Overview, and Access

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What is Microsoft Office 365?

Office 365 is a subscription service available for free to all Parkland employees and students. Your account entitles you to have up to five licenses which allows for installation on all of your personal devices. In addition to the Office desktop apps that you’re familiar with, you also get extra online storage (OneDrive) and cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time. Applications include but are not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams.


Before you can access Microsoft Office 365:


How do I install the full Microsoft Office 365 suite on my personal device/s and what are the system requirements? What do I do if I just want to access Office apps via the web? 

Please note that only the most commonly used features are available in the online apps and therefore, the installed Office suite is recommended for students completing their coursework. 



How do I install Parkland email (Outlook) on my phone or mobile device?

Office 365 - Installing Parkland Email (Outlook) on a Phone or Mobile Device


Where can I get training on Microsoft Office 365?


Student Office 365 accounts get deactivated after two years of non-enrollment and files and email messages cannot be recovered once the account is deleted. Students will receive an email alert informing them of the pending deactivation 60 days prior to that action being taken. 

See Also:


Tech Service Desk: Contact and Hours

In-Person Assistance: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., M-F, room A184

Phone/Virtual Assistance: 217-353-3333 * techhelp@parkland.edu

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th




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Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-06-05 13:05 CDTUpdated:2021-03-17 17:50 CDT
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