Office 365 is available to all students and staff with an FanshaweOnline account in good standing. The software is to be used on personal devices. Office 365 is available for Windows, Mac, iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The below guide walks you through the registration and installation process for Windows and Apple devices. For mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, please visit the corresponding app store.
Office 365 is can only be downloaded from the Microsoft Office 365 Education portal. Please visit the portal at the link below. Once there, you will proceed to register an account
Enter your FOL email into the textbox. Your FOL email is your username @fanshaweonline.ca
Note: Do not enter your FanshaweC or any other Fanshawe Email, as it will not work.
Click Get Started when you are done
On the next page, select the I’m a student option, to continue . This will also trigger an email to be sent to the email (the FanshaweOnline email). You will be asked for the confirmation code from the email in the next step.
Fill out the First and Last name, create a Password, and enter the confirmation code you received in your FanshaweOnline email (see Step 4b)
Note: The password you specify here is one that may differ from your FanshaweOnline account. If you forget your Office 365 Password, you must reset it through Microsoft.
After completing Step 2 – you will have received an email to your FanshaweOnline account. Log into your FanshaweOnline email, and open the confirmation email that you would have received.
(if you don’t remember your password, you can always reset it here)
You can now put the confirmation code into the registration page (step 4) and click the Start link to begin
You may also invite others who you feel will benefit from Office 365 Education. Simply enter their email addresses and click Send Invitations, or click Skip if you don’t want to invite anyone
After you have registered through Microsoft, you will automatically be logged in. While you can use the web-based applications, we recommend that you install the desktop clients. In order to install the applications, click “Install Office Apps” in the top, and follow the instructions on the page.
The Password for Office 365 Education is specific to Microsoft. Fanshawe College cannot reset your password for this service. Please visit Microsoft Support to reset your password
Installation Support is provided by Microsoft. Please visit the official support page for detailed and up-to-date support
If you have downloaded and installed Office 365 on a Mac, you may have issues activating/using the software. Common symptoms include a message stating that you cannot edit the document.
Please follow the instructions in the support article below, and reinstall the software.