Current Students, Staff and Faculty are eligible to access popular MS Office applications via "Microsoft 365 Education" (M365, formerly O365) . The downloadable desktop apps and Cloud are available to students and Full time staff (A3 License), while only cloud access is available to Adjunct Faculty and part-time staff (A1 License). Retirees only receive limited email functionality (Alumni License). See the District website on Microsoft licensing for more information.
NOTE: The Helpdesks are unable to provide support for the installation and use of Microsoft products.
To access the Microsoft 365 software on or off campus, visit www.office.com and login with @GCCCD.EDU email address and email password (NOT @STUDENTS.GCCCD.EDU). Learn more about accounts and passwords. If you are unable to login, please contact the helpdesk.
NOTE: Publisher and Access are PC DOWNLOAD ONLY (there is not a cloud or Apple version)
Microsoft offers cloud versions of several of their Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) that can be accessed from the main 365 dashboard. Files created online will be saved to your OneDrive storage. Please note that, while robust, the Cloud versions are not as full featured as the desktop versions of the applications.
These programs are PC download only and are included with the full Office 365 download. Please see the "Download Office 365" section below for more information.
For download-only applications, or if you would prefer to install applications on your personal computer, click on the "install office" button in the upper right corner at www.office.com. If you do not see the Install link, make sure you are logged in with the correct email address. You must login with your @gcccd.edu email address (NOT @students.gcccd.edu). Once the software is installed, you will also need to login to the apps on your computer.
NOTE: You cannot choose which apps to install, the process will download all of the Microsoft Office Suite
including Access, Publisher and Onenote. Your license to the software will expire
once you are no longer an "active" student/employee.
NOTE: PC Download is restricted to students and Full/Part time staff with A3 licenses.
Read More about licensing here.
Microsoft Office applications are available on Android and Apple Devices from the App store. Once installed, you will be required to login with your @GCCCD email address and password.
Each user is provided 1TB of cloud storage via Microsoft OneDrive. You may access it directly by clicking the OneDrive icon from the Microsoft 365 main page or by visiting onedrive.live.com. You may also download the OneDrive application to your computer to actively sync files to the cloud.
Students will retain access to Microsoft 365 (including Outlook and OneDrive) while they are "active" at a GCCCD campus. A student account may be deactivated when they graduate or if they do not attend for 2 consecutive Spring/Fall semesters.