Using Office 365 and 365 ProPlus

Never lose an assignment again - Office 365 gives you access to online versions of Microsoft software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. You can view, edit and save your assignments (with 25 GB of free storage space) from any computer with internet access, so you really can study when you want, where you want.

You will also have access to Office 365 ProPlus, which lets you download Microsoft software to your computer and iPad for free.  This includes five licences to download additional copies of the software onto any Windows or Mac PC you want. It includes the applications that you're familiar with, including Access*, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Skype for Business, and Word.

*Access is only available for use on Windows computers.

Accessing Office 365

You can access Office 365 ProPlus from your My Open Polytechnic portal. Look for the Office 365 box.

You can also go to your @myopenpolytechnic.ac.nz email by clicking your name when you are logged in and selecting My Open Polytechnic email from the dropdown.

Downloading Office 365 ProPlus

  • Log in to My Open Polytechnic.
  • Click the ‘Launch Office 365 ProPlus’ button in the Office 365 box.
  • You’ll then need to log in to Office 365 using your Open Polytechnic details.
  • On the Office 365 page, click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the page and choose Office 365 Settings.
  • Look for the ‘Software’ heading and select ‘Install and manage software’ to begin the download.
  • Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the install.
  • Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Search for Microsoft Office Mobile.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install. Depending on your device, you may need to individually install each Office product.
  • When the installation is complete open the application.
  • Enter your @myopenpolytechnic email address and the password you use to log in to My Open Polytechnic (to find your email address check the Office 365 ProPlus information in My Open Polytechnic).
  • Follow any remaining on-screen instructions and Microsoft Office Mobile should be ready to go.

Accessing office 365 on a mobile or tablet device

Note - Due to the size of the download it can take some time for them to install.

If you have any issues here are some general troubleshooting links from Microsoft:(links open in new window) 

General troubleshooting for Office 365 ProPlus installation – Microsoft support website 

Install errors – Microsoft support website 

Performance and display issues - Microsoft support website

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