These Quick Start Guides provide you with basic information to get you started with the online, web-based version of Microsoft Office called Office 365. The option to see tutorials specifically for MAC are within the Guides.
When these guides refer to creating or accessing your account, you will use your school-issued Falcon Mail Email account. That is how you can access this tool for free.
Most (but not all) educational institutions and businesses are PC and Microsoft Office based. It is important to understand how to save files in a readable format for co-workers and/or instructors. By using common, accepted software such as programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point and Excel), you reduce the risk of sharing or submitting files that cannot be opened by your intended recipients. Some sites do not accept alternative formats.
If you choose not to download Microsoft Office on your device (or do not have a device to load it to), you will want to learn how to access the Microsoft Office programs via your FalconMail email account (online). That way, whether you are on-campus at a computer lab, at your friend’s house or using a Mac or Chromebook or other device that doesn’t use Microsoft Office as a default, you always have access to it (including 1TB of One Drive cloud storage for your files, again accessible anytime, anywhere with internet access).
This short video explains how to use Office 365 to submit assignments to Falcon Online.
Using Office 365 to collaborate on documents and presentations is extremely helpful when you are working with a team or a group. Instead of using Google Docs, which requires a Google account, use your existing access to Office 365 via FalconMail to share files and work on common projects.
You have the benefit, as a DSC student, of free access to web-based Office 365 and 1TB of storage on a One Drive cloud account through your FalconMail email account. If you would prefer not to use internet-based software and storage, you also have access to download Microsoft Office software free on up to five (5) devices. Learn how here.