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Office 365 ProPlus - Free for DCSD Students and Staff

THIS SOFTWARE IS INTENDED FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY.
DO NOT INSTALL THIS INSTANCE OF OFFICE ON A DISTRICT-OWNED DEVICE.

Thanks to our partnership with Microsoft, Douglas County School District students (K-12) and staff are now eligible for Microsoft Office ProPlus at no cost! This installation requires your DCSD user credentials; if you are associated with a charter and unsure what your @dcsdk12.org (staff) or @s.dcsdk12.org (student) email credentials are, please contact the registrar at your site.

***DO NOT REQUEST PASSWORD RESETS ON THE OFFICE PORTAL LOGIN PAGE - PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL SITE TECH FOR PASSWORD RESET ASSISTANCE***

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Office 365 ProPlus for Education offer is available to all DCSD students (K-12), faculty and staff with a valid district email address.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR SUPPORT?

Support for issues involving downloading, installing and general use with Office 365 is handled directly by Microsoft. Click here to visit the Microsoft Office Support website. 

*Please note - Microsoft support cannot assist with your DCSD email address and password. If you are experiencing login issues with the Microsoft Office Portal, please review the paragraph towards the bottom of this page which offers troubleshooting steps for login problems, some of which may require district IT staff assistance.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY VERSION OF OFFICE?

As a DCSD participant, you will be provided access to full offline copies of Office 2013 ProfessionalPlus, Office 2011 for Mac, and Office for iPad. You can use any combination of these versions on up to 5 devices. In other words, you could install Office on 2 Windows laptops, 1 Windows desktop PC, a MacBook, and an iMac. You can also run Office for iPad on up to 5 mobile devices, and Office Mobile for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone on unlimited devices.

HOW DO I DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL OFFICE?

If you have an older version of Microsoft Office and you wish to upgrade to the latest versions, it is advised that you uninstall the older version before you install the this version.

To download and install your preferred version of Microsoft Office, visit portal.office.com and sign in with your district email address and password*. You'll be presented with a screen which provides an Install button. Follow through the installation process; you might again be prompted for your account name and password (use your DCSD email address and password) during the install.

After installing, you might be asked to activate the product. When you are prompted to activate Office 365, follow the prompts that appear on the screen. When you are presented with options for activatintg, choose the option Log in with your subscription and use your district email address and password.

*Parents - if you are unsure of your student's login information, you can log into your Parent Portal account and click on the Student Account Info link in the left column to see their current username and password. It is critical that you use their full student email address (ex. username[at]s.dcsdk12[dot]org) when signing into portal.microsoft.com.

I AM HAVING ISSUES LOGGING INTO THE MICROSOFT OFFICE PORTAL WEBSITE - HELP!

Are you unable to log into the portal.office.com website with your DCSD email address and password? Please try these two processes to help us determine what the issue may be:
  • ​Try to log into your Gmail account with the same email address and password (eg. staffusername[at]dcsdk12[dot]org / studentusername[at]s.dcsdk12[dot]org).
    • DCSD Students
      • If you are a student and able to log in successfully to Gmail with that information, please send an email to office365support[at]dcsdk12[dot]org (*students only*) with the email address you are attempting to use, the full name of your student, the site (ie. your school) you are associated with, error message encountered (screenshots are a major help as well), and any other details you feel will be beneficial.
      • If you are unable to log in to Gmail with your email address and password, please advise your student to contact their local school site computer tech for password reset assistance.
    • DCSD Staff members with issues logging into the Office 365 Portal - Please submit a help desk ticket (helpdesk.dcsdk12.org) using the request type of ITS Applications - District Applications - Microsoft Office 365. 

IF I LEAVE OR GRADUATE FROM DCSD, WHAT HAPPENS TO MY LICENSE FOR OFFICE?

Upon leaving the district, whether by change of employment, transferring districts or graduation, your Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription will be discontinued.

CAN I INSTALL THIS ON MY DISTRICT COMPUTER?

The quick answer is - no! This version of Office is not intended for use on district computers; it should only be installed on your personally owned computers and tablets. If your district-owned computer does not have Office on it, please contact your site CRT for assistance with installing Microsoft Office.

Office Training Resources

Microsoft offers a wide array of online training resources for beginners to expert level Office users. Check out the resources linked below: