How Do I Get and Install Office 365?

The first step is to enroll in a course at Stanly Community College and remain in the course. Please keep in mind that the benefit does not become active until classes start. So if you were to enroll today the Office 365 subscription is not immediately available. Typically, it will be available at the beginning of the semester, in some cases a few days before.

Next, you will need to find out your Stanly Community College login name and password. If you don’t know this you can contact the technical support SCC Tech Support at https://helpdesk.stanly.edu or by calling 704-991-0222. They can assist you in finding the information.

Then, you’ll need to visit http://login.microsoftonline.com. Once there you’ll put in your username + @stanly.edu. So, if your username is jsmith1234 then you would put in jsmith1234@stanly.edu. Once you have entered this information click the Next button.

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Once you click the Next button you will be given to account type options. Select the Work or school account option. Once you have clicked this option, the system will redirect you to a special sign-in page for SCC students.

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Once you are redirected to the login page for Stanly Community College you may need to re-enter your username + @stanly.edu as seen below. Then, enter in your SCC password as well. If you are a new student it is important that you change your password from the default password you were given for your account before logging in here. If you have not changed your password from the default you can do so by visiting https://selfservice.stanly.edu. Once you login to self-service with your default credentials, the webpage will prompt you to reset your password to something other than the default password. For password reset assistance, please contact SCC Tech Support via chat session or by calling 704-991-0222.

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After logging you’ll be taken to the Microsoft Office installation page. You’ll see here that you’re receiving the full office version suitable for your Introduction to Computers class and any other course that requires you to use a Microsoft Office Product. You have both the option to use the online version of each app or you can install the apps onto your local machine.  


***Note if at any point during this process you receive a message that states you do not have a valid Microsoft Office license, then please contact tech support and they will review your account and apply a license if necessary. SCC Tech Support by calling 704-991-0222, sending an email to techsupport@stanly.edu, or through live chat. You can access chat by going to https://helpdesk.stanly.edu and look for the yellow chat icon located in the bottom right hand of the screen. SCC Tech Support normal hours are from 7:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday.

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Click the Install Office Dropdown box. Once you do this a menu with two options will appear. Select the appropriate option that best suits your Microsoft Office needs. For basic office apps (ex. Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and a 32 bit version of Office (should work on most Windows versions), select the Office 365 apps option. ]

After clicking this option, it will prompt you to download the file and may ask if you want to save the file and where you want to save it.

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Locate the downloaded file and open/run it to begin the installation. You may also be prompted by your User Access Control feature just to confirm that you want to download and install Office onto your system. Assuming you do want to continue with the installation, click the “Yes” button.

The installation should begin shortly and then you’ll begin to see various messages popping up informing you of the installation status and progress. If your connection is a little slow you may also receive an information message telling you it may take a while. When prompted, accept the license agreement if you are in agreement with the terms. You must agree to the terms in order to install the software.

Once the install has completed, you're done, and should now see the apps on your pc!

If you’re having issues logging in, or needing technical assistance, then please contact SCC Tech Support by calling 704-991-0222, sending an email to techsupport@stanly.edu, or through live chat. You can access chat by going to https://helpdesk.stanly.edu and look for the yellow chat icon located in the bottom right hand of the screen as shown below. SCC Tech Support normal hours are from 7:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Friday.