All current, active students are able to download Microsoft Office 365 through GCU Outlook email. Office 365 ProPlus includes products like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; essential programs for succeeding in your educational goals. Below is a step-by-step video to help you locate and install the software and corresponding guides. Be sure to check out the FAQ included below.
Here is a list of some common questions and their answers related to Microsoft Office 365!
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus offers the 2016 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, and OneDrive to PC users. Mac users have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Installing Office 365 ProPlus installs all of the programs; you are not able to select programs individually.
Your GCU issued email address is your username followed by @my.gcu.edu.
Login information is:
Username: GCU username followed by @my.gcu.edu
Password: The same password used to access your Student Portal
If you already have Office 365 installed on your computer, you can choose to switch accounts and sign in with your @my.gcu.edu email.
You are able to install Office 365 ProPlus on up to 5 computers. To view and manage your installations, log into your MyGCU email and click on the sprocket in the upper right-hand corner. Select Office 365 in the Your app settings section near the lower right-hand corner of the page. On the left side of the next screen, click Install status; from here, you will be able to see all installations on your account and deactivate them, if desired.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is a fully functional software package.
A computer cannot have Office 2013 and Office 2016 installed on it at the same time. If you have Office 2013 and wish to upgrade to Office 2016, Office 2013 will have to be uninstalled first. All other versions of Office may occur concurrently on the same computer.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available for all active GCU students.
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is only available to active GCU students. Once no longer a student, the software will revert to a limited function version that will still allow you to open and view files. You will no longer be able to edit documents or create new ones. You will be prompted to sign in with an active subscription or enter a product key to resume using the full version of Microsoft Office.
Yes, you can choose to subscribe to Office 365 or choose to reinstall older version of Office.
Yes, Office for iPad is included in the phone & tablet section of your GCU student email. Check out Downloading Office for iPad for more information.
Students can download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus once they have access to their GCU student email.
Microsoft currently offers Office 2016 for Macs. Mac users who do not already have 2016 installed on their computer can download this version from their GCU student email.
Unfortunately, Microsoft does not offer a compatible version of Office 365 for XP and Vista users.
However, you can use Microsoft Office in your web browser using OneDrive. For instructions about how to access OneDrive, refer to Accessing OneDrive with your MyGCU Email Account.
For more information on how to create new files and upload existing files, view this tutorial from support.office.com.
Yes, OneDrive is still available to anyone with a Microsoft account.
Yes, you can download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus specific to your device by visiting the phone & tablet section of your GCU student email.