Office 365 - Installing or Accessing Online (Windows and Mac)

Students, employees, and retirees (with an active Parkland email account) are eligible to receive 5 licenses of the Microsoft Office 365 suite (Windows and Mac) for all of your personal devices for free. The software suite includes Microsoft Word, Excel, OneDrive (includes 1TB of OneDrive storage), and PowerPoint, along with features like Teams, OneNote, Flow, Planner and more. You can use these licenses until you no longer have an active Parkland email account (due to graduation, resignation, etc.). Students will lose access to their Parkland Office 365 subscription after two years of non-enrollment at the College.

ParklandOne login and Okta multifactor authentication are required for access to Parkland Office 365 accounts/applications.
ParklandOne - FAQ
Okta - Multifactor Authentication FAQ

1. Open up a web browser and navigate to

2. Enter your ParklandOne username and password and click Sign in. You will then need to authenticate through Okta. You will be redirected to the site where you can download and install the full version of the software or simply access the web-based versions of the applications. The online apps are available in the section that says, "Apps". Simply click on the item you would like to open.The web-based apps are a great option if you are on the go as they can be accessed from any computer/tablet/phone that has internet access.The latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari is recommended. The web-based version of Word is not recommended for students taking Humanities courses as many instructors require the installed version of Word.

If you would like to proceed with installing the full version of Office on to your personal device, review the system requirements below and then click on Install Office. Select Office 365 apps and proceed through the rest of the instructions below. 

Office 365 - System Requirements for Client Install

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3. Follow the instructions below to complete installing your Office apps.

Windows Devices:

Mac OS Devices:

Please note that it could take up to an hour to install the Office suite. Please allow up to 2 hours for all services to be available. Complete Windows and Mac install instructions and screenshots can be found on the following Microsoft support page: Download and install or reinstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2021 on a PC or Mac

4. You may download and use up to five copies of Microsoft Office at a time. Please note that Office will sign you out of devices automatically to stay within your sign-in limit.

Where can I get help with Microsoft Office 365?

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Tech Service Desk

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