All Ohio State students are now eligible for free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus through Microsoft’s Student Advantage program. Each student can install Office on five PCs or Macs, five tablets (Windows, iPad® and Android™) and five phones.
Students are able to access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other programs, depending on platform. Users will also receive 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage.
Office 365 is installed within your BuckeyeMail account. https://osuitsm.service-now.com/selfservice/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=kb04733.
If you don’t want to download anything you can also access the web version of OSU Office 365 here. http://office365.osu.edu/ Click on “Buckeye Mail Users.”
As part of this platform you have access to a tool called Sway. When you log in to the web version you will see a “box” in the upper left-hand corner that will contain all of your apps. Select that box.
Sway should appear. (If it does not, select “All Apps” and you can find it there.)
It is easiest to access Sway using sway.office.com and then using your OSU credentials to sign into Microsoft Account.
There are several resources available that will help you use Sway, but I recommend Lynda.com .
- Lynda.com: You can have unlimited access at home with a free Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) card. On-demand access to Lynda.com is now available through the CML. Apply onlinefor a CML card to access tutorials anytime, anywhere. Once you have signed up for a card you can access tutorials with your account number and pin on the CML Lynda page. Tutorials can be viewed from any computer with an internet connection or from a mobile device through the Lynda.com app. Just search for “Sway.