Microsoft 365 is the email + collaboration tool provider for UA students, faculty and staff.
Microsoft 365 includes many applications that can be used online through a web browser or as installed software on laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Learn about each tool below, and visit the 365 portal to download Microsoft 365 Education applications.
Faculty, staff and currently enrolled students can download and sign into Microsoft 365 on up to 5 devices!
Upload and share videos.
Collaborate with others and have fun in Minecraft
View videos, attend online trainings and learn more about each Microsoft 365 app in the 365 Training Center.
Looking for information on UA email? Visit our email and collaboration services page to learn more about email at UA.
Students, faculty and staff can download and access Microsoft O365 software through the Microsoft O365 portal through the link below. Log in using your Crimson email address or myBamausername@ua.edu email address and myBama password. Once logged in, click Install Office. After the apps are installed, you may be prompted to log into the apps using your Crimson email address or myBamausername@ua.edu email address. Additional installation instructions are available. To install Office 365 apps on your mobile devices, visit your device’s app store.Download O365
New students can begin using Office 365 Education two weeks before their first class begins.
For installation instructions and troubleshooting information for Office 365, visit Microsoft 365’s website. If you need additional assistance, contact the IT Service Desk.
Yes. However, you must connect the device to the Internet at least once every 30 days to verify the license.
No. Microsoft does not have a process by which to convert, reimburse, or migrate licensing. Office 365 Education, including Office 365 ProPlus software, is only available through the University’s existing agreement with Microsoft.
Once you are no longer enrolled in classes or when you terminate employment at UA, your subscription to Office 365 Education will end and your account will be deactivated. You should locally save your content stored on OneDrive before you leave the University as you will lose access to the data once the subscription is terminated. Graduating students can take advantage of Microsoft’s offer to recent grads.
Your Office 365 Education and myBama accounts are linked. To reset your Office 365 Education password, you must reset your myBama password.
Yes. University-owned machines are also covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement.
Yes. However, if you are a faculty or staff member who accesses sensitive or restricted information for your job role at UA, you should only use University-owned equipment to perform your job duties.
Office 365 is provided free of charge to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. When departing the University, staff will lose access to Office 365 one day after departure, faculty will lose access six months after departure, and students will lose access one semester after departure.
This software is licensed for use on University-owned and personal machines and devices.
Software obtained through the Office 365 Education plan has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline; however, users must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to verify they are still eligible for the program. Upon graduation, separation, retirement or otherwise exiting the University, subscriptions will end. Office 365 Education is provided as a benefit of the University’s Microsoft Campus Agreement.
OIT supports the installation of Office 365; however, OIT does not offer support for individual applications. To see application tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Microsoft’s website.