Assistance Options

In-person assistance

  • Enrollment Center
    College Center - 2nd Floor
    651-450-3653
  • IT Service Desk
    651-450-3444

Remote assistance (1 business day reply)

Minnesota State IT Service Desk

StarID

IT Service Desk Hours

  • Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Online Services Center Hours

  • Mon. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Microsoft® Office 365 ProPlus

Inver Hills Community College Information Technology Services is providing Microsoft® Office 365 ProPlus to students at no cost via the Microsoft® Student Advantage program. Each student may install this software on up to five devices.

The subscription is free as long as you're an active student enrolled in a class.

Downloading Microsoft® Office 365 Pro Plus for free is easy! Access is tied to your Inver Hills Community College StarID account. Scroll down for the installation guides.

Windows® Office 365 ProPlus Installation Guide

Mac Office 365 ProPlus Installation Guide

  • Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft® Office.
  • Go to https://portal.office.com/OLS/mysoftware.aspx?source=ehome
  • Log in as:
    • If you're a student <YourStarID>@go.minnstate.edu and use your StarID password.
    • If you're an employee <YourStarID>@minnstate.edu and use your StarID password.
  • Follow the directions on the page to download the latest version of Office.
  • Once the download completes, double-click the Microsoft Office.dmg file and run the installer.
  • After you have completed the install process, open an Office application, such as Word®, and you will be presented with the Get Started with Office screen. Select Sign in to an existing Office 365 Subscription.
  • Enter:
    • If you're a student <YourStarID>@go.minnstate.edu and StarID Password. Click Next.
    • If you're an employee <YourStarID>@minnstate.edu and StarID Password. Click Next.
  • If you are prompted to choose Microsoft Account or Organizational Account, choose Organizational Account.
  • Enter your password and click Sign In. Your Mac may prompt you that "Microsoft Office Setup Assistant would like to access your contacts." Click OK.
  • Personalize your copy of Microsoft® Office, select your preferred setting for updates and click Continue.
  • After setup runs, you may be prompted with the Get Started with Office screen again. Quit the application and reopen to start using Microsoft® Office.

Mobile Devices Installation

  • Go to your app store on your mobile device
  • Search for Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers
  • Install the app on your device.
  • After the installation is complete, open the app.
  • When prompted, enter:
    • If you're a student <YourStarID>@go.minnstate.edu and type your StarID password.
    • If you're an employee <YourStarID>@minnstate.edu and type your StarID password.

Additional Resources

  1. Office 365 - Office in education
  2. Office 365 frequently asked questions

Questions? We're here to help.

Options to contact the ITS Service Desk - Requesting Help, call at 651-450-3444 or stop by the IT Center.

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