As a New River Community and Technical College employee or student you are eligible to obtain a copy of Microsoft Office 365 free to use as long as you are still employed by or a student of the college.
Registering your Email
To use the web apps or to download the apps directly to your computer you must first register your e-mail and create an account with Microsoft using your New River CTC e-mail address. To do this please follow these steps:
- Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/office enter your e-mail address in the box that says "Enter your school email address" and then click "Get Started".
- If your e-mail address has not already been used to create an account you will be taken to a web page to create your Microsoft account and a verification code was sent to your New River e-mail address.
- After your account has been created you will be taken to the Microsoft Office 365 sign in page; if you were not re-directed or if you are visiting after this point, navigate to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ and sign in with the credentials you created.
Once you have created your account you can visit the Microsoft Office 365 website anytime you need to download another copy as long as you are employed by or a student of the college.
Downloading Office Apps
To download the office apps sign into your Microsoft account using your New River e-mail address, once signed in you will see "Install Office" at the top of the screen, click that and the version best suited for your computer will be downloaded. Alternatively you can click the drop down beside this button to "View other install options" to see what other options are available to you.
Alternatively if downloading the apps does not work for you do to limited space on your hard drive or if you are using a chromebook or some other non supported device you can use the web apps from this interface as well. On the same screen you first log into you will see icons for all of the Office apps, simply click one to get started using the web version of that app.
If you have forgotten your password or have trouble getting in, please contact the Help Desk by calling 304-929-6725, e-mailing email@example.com or use "Submit a request" at the top of this page.