Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is the premiere office suite of applications. From Outlook to Excel, to Word and PowerPoint, many of us use Microsoft Office to do our everyday work. Whether its editing spreadsheets, crafting a presentation, or responding to email, Microsoft Office is essential.

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Installation Instructions

NKU owned devices

Microsoft Office products can be downloaded any time on an NKU-owned machine by the user through Software Self Service.

Personal devices

NKU provides Microsoft Office 365 free for faculty, staff, and current students to install on personally owned computers, as well as phones/tablets.  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more are available for offline and online use. The licenses terminate automatically if you leave the university.  Office can be installed on up to five compatible Windows and Mac computers and/or tablets (including iPad).

Windows and Mac

  1. Go to NKU Webmail and use the "Webmail Login" link to sign in to your account.
  2. Click the grid button in the upper-left corner.  The apps panel will display and allow you to use various Office applications.  Click "Office 365" in the upper-right corner, which will display recent emails, files, and other communications.

The Office 365 Apps menu.


  1. Click the "Install Office" on the right side, then select "Office 365 apps".

The Install Office button on Office 365.

  1. This will download a file for installation.  Windows users will receive a pop-up window that will provide instructions to install Office.  Mac users will need to open the download file to install Office.  The file will be named "Microsoft Office installer.pkg", but this may vary slightly.



  1. Download the Microsoft Office app for your Apple or Android device:

Apple App Store

Google Play

  1. Tap the User icon in the top left.

Microsoft Office mobile application main page cropped screenshot.

  1. Tap "Sign in".  Enter your NKU email address.  This will redirect you to the NKU Single Sign On page.  Enter your password and you will be logged in to your NKU account, with access to all files stored in your OneDrive folders.

Microsoft Office mobile app menu screenshot.


NKU Instructor

IT Training offers on-demand, personal training sessions for all faculty and staff.  Sessions can be one-on-one, or with a group.  Contact IT Training to get started.


All NKU faculty, staff, and students have free instant access to Hoonuit, (pronounced "who knew it") which contains thousands of video-based tutorials on hundreds of different software products, including Microsoft Office.

Sign in to Hoonuit

Below are a few videos to help you get started.  Please note that you must log in to Hoonuit by using the link above before clicking the links below.

Microsoft Certification 

NKU IT is a Certiport Testing Center, which means NKU faculty and staff can take Microsoft Certification Exams right here on campus.  We can provide information about Microsoft Certification and assist you in preparing for the exams. Practice exams are also available.  Contact IT Training to get started.




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