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Downloading & Activating Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a suite of Microsoft software which includes up-to-date desktop and mobile versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (plus Access for PC only). It also includes web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. All current BCIT students, and current BCIT staff can access a Microsoft 365 license to use this software, though what is available may vary depending on your status and program. The terms and conditions of use will differ depending on the software, so please read carefully if you decide to use them.

Downloading Office 365

In your browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Login using your email (for students) or your email (for staff), and your password.Screen shot of myBCIT sign in username page.
  3. Click Install Office to download Office 365.Web page snippet of install office button.
  4. Open the installation file in your Downloads folder and follow the steps to install Office.
  5. After the installation is complete, start any Office application to activate. (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel).
  6. The activation window will automatically appear. Enter your @myBCIT email address ( email for staff) and click Next.Screen shot of microsoft activate office screen.
  7. Sign in using your myBCIT email (BCIT email for employees).  Use your password and click Sign In.Screen shot of myBCIT sign in password page.
  8. Uncheck Allow my organization to manage my device and click No, sign in to this app only.

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