Office 365

Office 365 is a set of cloud-hosted and office suite applications that allows you to work anywhere using your favorite device. Whether you're at the office, at home or traveling, you can create and edit documents or collaborate with others.

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. 

Office 365 Introduction

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, documents can be accessed from any device, at any location, using any web browser. 

To learn about Office 365, please take a moment to watch the introduction video embedded above. Additional resources are in the table below, including self-help documents, information learning booklets and videos. You may also register for classes on this topic by going to the OTS Training registration system.

How to Access Office 365

Office 365 is available through the Office 365 Portal, or go to your favorite browser and type to gain access to Office 365. 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

Topic Self- Help



Introducing Office 365 (The Basics)
Installing Office on a PC (PDF)   (VIDEO)
Installing Office on a Mac (PDF)   (VIDEO)
Installing Office on an iOS Device (PDF)    
Installing Office on an Android Device (PDF)    
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)    
OneDrive for Business    (PDF) (VIDEO
OneDrive/Blackboard Integration (PDF)    
Outlook on the Web   (PDF)  
Outlook on the Web: Room Scheduling Options (PDF)   (VIDEO)
Outlook on the Web: Adding an Email Signature     (VIDEO)

Outlook on the Web: Turning off 
Conversation View


Outlook on the Web: Creating an Out of Office Reply


Outlook on the Web: Searching and Filtering Emails


Outlook on the Web: Adding Holiday Calendar(s)

Forms for Excel    (PDF)  
SharePoint: Reference Guide for Owners   (PDF)  
SharePoint: Reference Guide for Contributors   (PDF)  
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