How to Install Microsoft Office

Microsoft offers an Office 365 subscription for current Bethany students. To obtain and install Office for your computer, first visit this website:

http://www.office.com/getoffice365

This will take you to the Microsoft Office 365 website. Once the page loads, enter your Bethany email address in the form, and then click the Get Started button. (Note that you must enter your address as first initial/last name @ blc.edu. For example, jmoeller@blc.edu):

Next, the website will ask if you are a teacher or a student. Click on the “I’m a student” button to continue:

The website will then send an email with a verification link to your email address. (Note that it may take a few minutes for the email to arrive.) Proceed to your Bethany email account and click on the verification link in the email:

The verification link will take you a sign-up form on the Microsoft website, where you will enter your name, date of birth, and set a password for your Office account. Fill out the form and then click the Start link below the form. Please make sure to store your password in a safe place! From time to time Office may ask you to sign in again, and you will need this password.

(Once you have filled out the form, you may see another form inviting you to send invitations to other BLC email address. Feel free to skip this form.)

The Microsoft website will then create your Office account, which may take a few minutes. Once the account creation is complete, you will arrive at the main Office 365 website, which allows you to install Office 365 on your computer. Click on the Install button to download the Office installer file:

Once the installer has finished downloading, navigate to the Downloads folder and double-click on the installer to begin the installation:

The installer will begin downloading and installing the latest version of Office to your computer. Make sure to leave your computer connected to the Internet during this process, which may take over thirty minutes to complete:

The installer will inform you once the installation is complete. You can then launch the Office applications by going to the Start Menu and clicking on the icons for the individual Office applications: