1. Where can I obtain further
information on Office 365 for Education?
2. On how many computers or devices
can I install Microsoft Office?
You can install Office on up to a total of 5
devices. If you reach your limit you can deactivate an installed
copy by visiting the same page from where you first installed
Office and deactivate one of the listed copies that you have
3. Where is my license key for
The copy of Office we provide does not
require a license key. It activates itself via your Office 365
account which is where the actual license to use Office is stored.
This is why you will be required to enter your Office 365 login
information when you first install the application.
4. Is there any video-based training
for Office 2013 that I can look at?
Yes there are lots of training materials
available. UWE’s Library provides access to a fantastic video
training resource called Lynda
, and Microsoft also
some concise tutorials
5. Can I use Office on my
iPad/Android device to edit documents in the OneDrive provided by
Yes. Simply install the Microsoft Office
applications from your device’s app store. Then when you run the
app for the first time provide it with your Office 365 login
information and it will activate for your use and you will have
access to your Office 365 OneDrive storage.
6. Can I use Office on my
No not at present (as of September 2014).
Office can be installed on an Android smartphone but currently only
OneNote is available for Android Tablets. Apparently Microsoft will
be releasing Office on Android Tablets in the near future.
7. I use an Apple Mac, can I
get Office too?
Yes. The method to get a copy of Office for
an Apple Mac is the same as the one required to download it for
Windows. The web pages should detect you are running on a Mac and
provide the correct software for you automatically.
8. I need to install Microsoft
Office on my PC/Laptop/Mac
As a UWE student you can download MS Office free of charge
through your UWE email account.
Follow these steps to access MS Office (you can install on up to
5 devices/pc/laptop), these instructions will help you install onto
a PC, Laptop or Mac:
- Sign into your UWE Email
- Click the cog icon in the top right and select 'Office 365
Settings' at the bottom of the menu
- Office 365 will automatically detect what operating system you
are using and you just need to click 'Install'
- Follow any setup instructions
- You will be asked to activate the product and when you do this
enter your UWE Email address, then select organisational account,
and enter your UWE Username (if prompted) and UWE password.
Please note: you will only be able to use this download while
you are a current student at UWE; when you complete your course you
will be placed on a 3 month trial and have to arrange your own
purchase of Office
9. What is my Office 365
In Office 365 you should use your UWE email
address as your username. This is frequently referred to as your
sign-in address. On all devices where you install Office always
provide your email address when asked to sign-in. However, when you
login to your email through UWE’s single sign-on system (e.g.
you can use either your UWE Network username (e.g. j2-bloggs) or
your email address (firstname.lastname@example.org
as both will work.
10. What happens to my UWE
OneDrive data when I leave UWE?
When you leave UWE your entire OneDrive, and
licenses of Office, will expire shortly after your results are
awarded. At this point you are officially no longer a student at
the University and we are legally required by Microsoft to
deactivate your licenses. All data stored in your OneDrive account
will be deleted at this point, and any copies of Office you have
licensed through UWE will revert to a minimal functionality mode.
Usually Office will start to warn you of being unlicensed shortly
after your licenses are revoked.
11. What is the difference
between my Personal OneDrive and the OneDrive provided by
The OneDrive facility we provide is
officially titled “OneDrive for Business” and provides 1 TB of
storage capacity. Microsoft also provide a Personal OneDrive that
anyone can sign-up to which provides 5 GB of storage for
12. Can I transfer my OneDrive
data to my Personal OneDrive?
To do this you would need to download all
your UWE OneDrive files to a computer using the OneDrive for
Business sync app, and then re-upload them to your Personal
13. What happens to my email
when I leave UWE?
Your email account will remain active for 1
year after you complete your course at UWE. After this time your
account will be deactivated, and then deleted permanently a few
months later to allow for reactivation if you wished to return to
UWE to take a future course. Remember your OneDrive and Office
licenses are not the same as your email, they will both be deleted
and deactivated respectively shortly after you are no longer
official at UWE as a student.
14. What if I have any queries
regarding Office 365?