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Technology Resources

Getting Started With Office 365


undefinedAll currently enrolled students at Daytona State College are provided with a no-cost account to Microsoft o365.  Here are a few things you should know:

  1. Most instructors will request/require that you submit your assignments using the professional workplace industry standard of Microsoft Office software. That would include Word (for worksheets and essays), Power Point or Sway (for presentations), Excel (for spreadsheets) and more. 
  2. You have access with this no-cost account to:
    When you login to your FalconMail account, you will see an icon in the upper left hand corner. That is the App Launcher. Once you click on it, you will see the quick look at the programs available. If you want to see all of the programs available click on Office 365 or All Apps.
    • Use the software online through the app launcher found in your FalconMail email account or by logging in at   
    • 1TB of storage on a One Drive cloud account through your FalconMail email account (that is a lot of space for files, pictures, videos, etc.)
    • 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. This can be your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer.
    • Download of Microsoft Office is available for PC and MAC. MAC USERS: Most instructors are unable to open/read/grade .pages documents. It is to your benefit to download the MAC version of Microsoft Office to complete assignments that you will submit through Falcon Online.


What software do I have available to me via my free account and how do I get to it?

This short video provides an overview of available software and how to find it.  

Download Instructions

How can I download Microsoft Office to my device?

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.

The benefit of downloading the software directly to your device is that it is not tied to the internet. Even when wi-fi is down or internet connection is slow or sketchy, you are still able to access your software and work. Need to write your essay, but the internet is down? No problem if you have Office downloaded to your computer. Just open Word and starting working!

If you need assistance, email the IT Help Desk at 

How do I access my account via the web/How do I download it to my device(s)?

​This video demonstrates how to access your account and provides instructions of how to download software. 

Quick Start Guides and Videos


Free software is great. Knowing how to use it is even better!

The links below provide you with simple, printable guides to help you understand the basics of the various programs available to you on your o365 account and videos for those who want a little more instruction.  


File Sharing

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.