Microsoft Office 365

As a student at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, you will regularly have to write numerous texts, maintain calculation tables or make presentations. This can be done online via Office 365 or with an Office package that you install on your computer.

Practical information

There are two ways to gain access via the known applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint ... You can do this online in the browser or locally on your computer.

Online via your Office 365 account

To login via your Office 365 account, simply follow the login procedure to access your webmail. This is explained on Webmail for students. If you are logged in, you can access these applications via the red grid at the top left. This video explains in detail how to log in to Office 365 and shows you the various possibilities, such as creating a Word document and sharing via OneDrive. (Note: the audio of the clip is in Dutch but you can use English subtitles)

Your account will remain valid until the end of the re-registration period in the academic year you are graduating or deregistering; this is at the beginning of September.

Local installation on your computer

However, you can also download and install the full Office 365 package on your computer on up to 5 devices. This works for both Windows and Mac. You can download the software from Academic Software. After downloading and installing, you will be prompted to log in with your Office 365 account. This is your [email protected] (e.g. [email protected]) and your password.

All 5 licenses are managed online through your Office 365 account. There you can, for example, revoke a license and make it available for another device.

Again, you can use Office 365 locally on your PC via your Office 365 account until the end of the re-registration period in the academic year that you are graduating or deregistering; this is at the beginning of September. After that, you have the option to switch to a personal license.

Help and training

Heb je vragen bij installatie van het Office 365-pakket, dan kan je terecht bij de helpdesk van Academic Software.