Office 365 (O365) Web Apps

Office 365 is a set of cloud-hosted (online) and office suite applications that allow you to work and collaborate anywhere using your favorite device. 

Please note: This service is cloud hosted and updates are not controlled by Towson University. Towson University documentation for the service is reviewed quarterly to bring it into alignment with the most recent version of the service or software. 

About Office 365

Current TU students, faculty and staff get online storage through OneDrive, and the full suite of Microsoft Office applications - including Word, Excel and PowerPoint - at no cost. Through Office 365 (online), documents can be accessed from any device, at any location, using any web browser. To learn about Office 365 watch the introduction video above or register for classes through the OTS Training registration system.

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What's the difference?

Open Microsoft 365 on TU Windows computers, Office 2019 on TU Macs. Use a browser on any device to access Office 365 and find self-help docs on this page.

See the Microsoft Office Version Comparison chart (PDF). 

How to Access Office 365

Office 365 is available through the Office 365 Portal, or through a brower at An active TU NetID is required, and you may have to perform Duo Multi-Factor Authentication when accessing Office 365 services.

Note to Students: you must be enrolled for the current or next semester to access Office 365. You will not be able to access after graduation, even with a valid NetID.

Self-Help Resources

Introducing Office 365 (The Basics) (PDF) N/A N/A
Installing Office on a PC (PDF) (VIDEO) N/A
Installing Office on a Mac (PDF) (VIDEO) N/A
Installing Office on an iOS Device (PDF) N/A N/A
OneDrive for Business  (PDF) (VIDEO) N/A
OneDrive: Uploading Files from your Hard Drive to OneDrive (PDF) (VIDEO) N/A
OneDrive/Blackboard Integration (PDF) N/A N/A
Outlook on the Web (PDF) N/A N/A
Outlook on the Web: Room Scheduling Options (PDF) (VIDEO) N/A
Outlook on the Web: Adding an Email Signature N/A (VIDEO) N/A
Outlook on the Web: Turning off 
Conversation View
Outlook on the Web: Creating an Out of Office Reply N/A (VIDEO) N/A
Outlook on the Web: Searching and Filtering Emails (PDF) N/A N/A
Outlook on the Web: Adding Holiday Calendar(s) (PDF) N/A N/A
Forms for Excel  (PDF) N/A N/A
SharePoint: Reference Guide for Owners (PDF) N/A N/A
SharePoint: Reference Guide for Contributors (PDF) N/A N/A
SharePoint: Using the File Share Site (PDF) N/A N/A
Microsoft Lists N/A N/A webpage
Microsoft Office Version Comparisons (PDF) N/A N/A
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