How To: Download Microsoft Office 365

As an employee or student of FSW, you have free access to the Office 365 package for your device. This includes such essential programs as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and more! In this guide, we'll be showing you step-by-step how to download and install Office 365 programs on your computer.

Note: If you have another version of Office installed on your computer, you will not be able to install this version without uninstalling the other version first.

1. Log into MyFSW Portal

You will first want to access your MyFSW. You can go to the MyFSW login screen, or you can access the MyFSW Portal login by clicking on "MyFSW" on the FSW home page.

MyFSW tab on the FSW home page

2. Navigate to the Student Quick Links Card

Once logged in, navigate to the Student Quick Links card. 

Please note that you might have to search for this card and bookmark the card. 

You will then want to select the "Microsoft 365" option. 

OneDrice Card

Next, you will get a prompt to log into the portal. 

3. Select "Install Office"

Once you have clicked on the Office 365 link, look at the right-hand side of the webpage that follows and click on the drop-down menu titled "Install apps." You'll want to select the first option, "Microsoft 365 apps."

If you get an "error" message at this point, please submit the following form "Report an Office 365 Issue" including the following information:
  • First Name and Last Name

  • FSW Student ID

  • A  screenshot of the error message

 You will receive a follow-up email after the problem has been fixed. 

Image of Office 365 page ready with an arrow pointing to  install office

Note: for Mac download instructions see Microsoft Support link:  Download and install or reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016 on a PC or Mac

4. Download File

The file will now be downloaded onto your computer. From here, pleases click the file in the "recent downloads" section.

Please note that when you complete this step, the webpage will also give you some instructions on how to proceed as well. We have provided a screenshot here for reference. 

After selecting download, the installation process will begin.

It may ask you if you wish to allow it to make changes to your computer; you will want to click "Yes."


6. Log In with FSW Credentials

Once you have installed Office 365, if you start up Office, you will be prompted to log in with the account you use for Office 365. In this case, you want to use your FSW email and your MyFSW Portal password. You will want to use if you are an employee, and if you are a student. Once you have logged in, you will be able to use your new Office 365 programs! 


If you are still having trouble accessing or downloading Office 365 after following the above process, you may need to contact the IT Help Desk for further assistance. You can find more information by visiting the Technology Support Center, and you can get assistance over the phone by calling (239) 489-9202.


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