Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is a subscription-based service offered for free to current Mohawk staff, faculty, and students. It combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications along with Office online – cloud-based versions of your favourite Office tools.

What’s included?

  • A full, installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, iPad, Android tablets, and most mobile devices
  • Includes up-to-date desktop versions of Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, Teams and more
  • 5 PC or MAC installs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones
  • 1 TB of cloud storage on OneDrive for Business
  • Access to online versions of Office apps

Click on the icons below to learn more about each individual applications:

How to Access Office

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Office Online

Office365 Homepage
The portal includes access to online Office apps and access to download and install Office desktop apps. Log in to the Office Portal using your MohawkID.

Install Office Mobile Apps

Office Mobile apps can be installed either individually or by selecting the Office app which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Lens (screen capture tool). To learn more, visit the Office 365 mobile page (Links to an external site).

After installation, you must activate by logging in with your MohawkID and password. 

Access Office 365 in MyCanvas

The account menu options includes Office 365. To access Office 365 in MyCanvas, choose Account from the Global Navigation Menu.

You can connect your college OneDrive account from your course page if the Office 365 option is available in your course navigation menu.

Office365 option in MyCanvas

Install Office on Your Personal Computer

Follow the steps listed below or watch a short video tutorial: 
How can I download a free copy of Microsoft Office software? (Links to an external site)

Step 1: Uninstall any versions of Office on your computer by following these instructions:  Uninstall Office from a PC (Links to an external site)
Step 2: Restart your computer
Step 3: From, log in with your MohawkID to access the Office portal.
Step 4: To download a free copy of Office desktop applications, click on the Install Office button located near the top-right corner of the page.
Step 5: Save and run the downloaded file

After saving, open the downloaded file (usually in your downloads folder) and choose run.
Step 6: After installing, you must authenticate by logging in to any Office application with your MohawkID. This is required before you can use the software.

To continue using the full version of Office 365 once you are no longer a student at Mohawk College you will be required to have an active Office 365 subscription.

Last Update: July 19, 2022  

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