Office 365

Starting this Fall, Black Hills State University students can access Office 365 Pro Plus to download and install on up to five personal computers thanks to our recent enrollment in Microsoft’s Student Advantage program!* Additionally, currently enrolled students have access to the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint iPad apps, Office Mobile Android app, and Windows Mobile apps. Combined with 1 terabyte of web storage in the OneDrive and 25 gigabytes of inbox space, BHSU’s Office 365 service provides students with tools to stay organized, collaborate, learn, and succeed.

This is an exciting new service we are pleased we can offer our students. The software is managed by BHSU and linked to your Yellowjackets email account, so you don’t need to go through any additional verification or registration processes. Simply log in to your email and follow the instructions in the FAQ pages below, or go to https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx and log in using your Yellowjackets email. If you encounter any problems accessing or installing the software, please contact the BHSU Helpdesk:

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F
Phone: (605) 642-6580
Email: BHSUhelpdesk@bhsu.edu
Web: http://www.bhsu.edu/HelpDesk/RequestHelp/tabid/9779/Default.aspx

(FAQ info)
The installers for the available Office 365 software should automatically detect your operating system and provide you with links to the appropriate installers. To access the downloads for the software available to you, follow the steps below.

1. Log in to your student email or OneDrive.
2. Click the “Settings” icon in the upper-right (it looks like a small gear) and select “Office 365 Settings.”
3. On the left of the screen, select “Software.”
OR
1. Go to https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx and log in using your Yellowjackets email.

Phones and Tablets

To find more information on the apps and services available for your devices—as well as their configuration and usage—click the “Phones & Tablets” link on the left side of the software page.

Mac OS X

Office
The BHSU Office 365 service will always have the latest version of Office available for your platform. At the time this was written, Office for Mac 2011 was the newest version available for Mac OS X. The Office 2011 package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. To install the software, follow the steps below.

1. Select your language.
2. Click “Install.” This will begin a download of the latest version of Office available for your platform. (E.g., Microsoft_Office_2011.dmg.)
3. Once the download completes, open the .dmg file.
4. Open “Office Installer.”
5. Continue through the installation prompts.

Lync
Lync is an enterprise class communications platform. You can use it for text, voice, and video chats and conferences. While in a conference, you can share your desktop, draw on a digital whiteboard, perform polling, Q&A, and even show a PowerPoint presentation. To install the software, follow the steps below.

1. Select your language.
2. Click “Install.” This will begin a download of the latest version of Lync for your platform. (E.g., Lync_Mac_2011_ALL.dmg.)
3. Once the download completes, open the .dmg file.
4. Open “Lync Installer.”
5. Continue through the installation prompts.
6. Sign in using your BHSU email address.

Windows

Office
The BHSU Office 365 service will always have the latest version of Office available for your platform. At the time this was written, Office 2013 Pro Plus was the newest version available for Windows. The Office 2013 Pro Plus package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Lync, and InfoPath. To install the software, follow the steps below.

1. Select “Office” on the left of the screen.
2. Click “Install.”
3. Once the download has finished, run the installer.

Lync
Lync is an enterprise class communications platform. You can use it for text, voice, and video chats and conferences. While in a conference, you can share your desktop, draw on a digital whiteboard, perform polling, Q&A, and even show a PowerPoint presentation. Lync 2013 is installed as part of the Office 2013 Pro Plus install described above. However, if you wish to install only the Lync 2013 client, follow the steps below.

1. Select “Lync” on the left of the screen.
2. Click “Install.”
3. Once the download has finished, run the installer.

OneDrive
OneDrive for Business—a.k.a. OneDrive Pro—is an online storage and web services platform run on Sharepoint. The OneDrive for Business application allows you to sync your documents between a folder on your laptop or desktop and your online storage. The OneDrive application is installed as part of Office 2013 Pro Plus. However, if you wish to install only the OneDrive for Business client, follow the steps below.

1. Select “OneDrive” on the left of the screen.
2. Click “Install.”
3. Once the download has finished, run the installer.



* The full Office 365 Pro Plus service is only available to currently enrolled students. When a student graduates or stops actively pursuing a degree, the Office 365 license is removed from his or her account. Graduates will retain their Yellowjackets email addresses under an alumni license, but all other software licenses (OneDrive, Office 365 Pro Plus, and Office WebApps) will be removed. Students who are no longer taking classes and have not completed a degree program will not retain any of the software or services—including email. Please do not keep sensitive or important documents in your inbox or online storage; BHSU is not responsible for any loss of data caused by the aforementioned termination of services.