Office365

Office365

What?

Office 365 is available to all students and staff of University Ghent and offers the following possibilities:

How?

Surf to office.ugent.be and enter your University Ghent email address. You will then be redirected to the University Ghent CAS login page. Log in with your University Ghent login name and password. After logging in, an overview of all available Office 365 apps will appear.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business can be seen as the cloud version of 'My Documents' folder. If you want to access the OneDrive for Business storage via Explorer or if you want to synchronize your files with your local computer, you need the OneDrive for Business client.
More info about OneDrive for Business.

Install Office 365

Via Office 365 you can legally install Office on a maximum of 5 personal devices, for example your PC, Mac, laptop, tablet,.....
Note: Do NOT use this for University Ghent Windows PCs at the workplace.

Go to office.ugent.be and enter your University Ghent email address. You will be redirected to the University Ghent CAS login page.
Log in with your University Ghent login name and password.
Click on 'Install Office' in the top right corner. The download of the software starts automatically.
Click or double-click on the file to start to start the installation.

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After installation, start one of the Office applications, for example Word, and click on 'Sign in'.
Enter your University Ghent email address and click on 'Next'.
You will be redirected to the University Ghent CAS login page.
Log in with your University Ghent login name and password.

If you're troubleshooting Office on your Mac it's possible that there is still an old licence running in the background. You can use the license removal tool. This will completely remove all licenses for Office for Mac.

If you are having other issues installing on Mac, you can probably find the solution at https://support.office.com/en-us/article/what-to-try-if-you-can-t-install-or-activate-office-for-mac-5efba2b4-b1e6-4e5f-bf3c-6ab945d03dea.

Office Online

With the online versions of the Office applications you can easily collaborate on a document. A browser is all you need. So it is not necessary to install Office.
Go to office.ugent.be click on the Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote tile to start the application.

School or work account versus personal Microsoft account

What is the difference?

Your UGent school account (for students) or work account (for employees) is created for you by DICT. You have created your personal Microsoft account yourself.

You use your personal Microsoft account (Microsoft ID) to log in to personal Microsoft devices/apps, and for example to install apps from the Windows Store. A personal Microsoft account also gives you access to Microsoft services, from Office to Outlook and Skype. For more information, read: https://www.microsoft.com/nl-be/account.

To guarantee information security, additional accounts are required on your (shared) devices.

Good to know:

Switching between accounts

If you have multiple accounts, you can switch between accounts, both from the web browser and from an application. More information about this can be found in online manuals from Microsoft.