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    As part of Seattle Public Schools’ enterprise agreement with Microsoft, eligible SPS students, teachers and staff have free access to download and install Office ProPlus, powered by Office 365, on their personal/home devices. Students in grades 6-12 and employees may download and install the latest, full version of Office ProPlus software on up to five of their personal devices (computers, tablets or phones) with Windows, iOS, or Android operating systems.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is included in Office 365 ProPlus?

    The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite includes:

    Microsoft Office Suite

    Who is eligible to download Office 365 ProPlus?

    This program is available for active SPS students and SPS staff. Note that this software will only work for as long as you are a student or staff member at SPS. For now, students in grades 6-12 will have access to download Office ProPlus. Office ProPlus for the younger grades will be available next school year.

    How do I install Office 365 ProPlus?

    To install Office ProPlus on desktops, individuals should go to office.seattleschools.org and log in using their SPS username and password. Your username should be entered as username@seattleschools.org. Students – please note that this does not give you access to email. This is simply your login method.

    Once logged in, click on the gear (Settings) icon at the top-right menu. After clicking on Office 365 Settings, students and employees may click Software to begin the installation process.

    To install Office ProPlus on mobile devices, go to the App Store or Google Play to find the applications and enter your SPS account information.


    Need Help?

    Due to liability and the overwhelming number of variables related to home computer environments, the TechLine is unable to assist with support of Office installed on personal computers at home.

    Here are some step-by-step instructions provided by Microsoft for downloading and installing Office ProPlus. 

    Employees and students downloading Office 365 ProPlus are entitled to the same support options as other Microsoft customers purchasing software for home use, including free access to resources and newsgroups on the support.microsoft.com website, pay-per-use e-mail and telephone support.


    Where can I get instructions to download and install Office ProPlus?

    Here are some step-by-step instructions provided by Microsoft for downloading and installing Office ProPlus.

    To install Office 2011 for the Mac, please follow these instructions.

    Is this a fully-functioning version of Microsoft Office? Can I use it offline?

    Yes, this is the latest version of Office with complete functionality. You can install Office ProPlus directly to your device and use it with or without internet access.

    Note: Users must log in to the Internet once at least every 30 days on at least one of the devices that downloaded Office 365 to automatically validate their license eligibility. Failure to do so will cause the software to operate in reduced functionality mode.

    I have both a Macintosh and a PC in my office and at home. Can I install Office ProPlus on both of my home computers?

    Yes. You can download Office ProPlus on any 5 personal devices, including PCs, Macs, mobile, or tablets.

    Can I install this software on my district-issued device?

    No. You can only install Office ProPlus on personal/home devices for students and employees, and not to district-owned devices. The district has a separate agreement with Microsoft for software installation on district-owned devices.

    How long does a SPS student have access to Office ProPlus?

    SPS students have access to their Office ProPlus services as long as they are a student of SPS. In November of each year, licenses will expire for students who are no longer enrolled in SPS. After that, they will have read-only access to their Microsoft files and will have the option to purchase the Office 365 ProPlus on their own (at a monthly fee).

    How long does a SPS employee have access to Office ProPlus?

    SPS employees have access to Office ProPlus as long as they are an employee of SPS. Within 30 days of their departure, their software will enter a Reduced Functionality mode, which will give users read-only access to their Microsoft files. They will have the option to purchase Office ProPlus on their own (at a monthly fee).

    I recently purchased Microsoft Office for my personal use. Can I be reimbursed?

    No. Microsoft Office purchased for personal use is a consumer product. Office 365 ProPlus is available through SPS’s existing license with Microsoft.

    What is Reduced Functionality Mode?

    In reduced functionality mode, Office 365 ProPlus remains installed on the computer, but users can only view and print their documents. All features for editing or creating new documents are disabled, and the user will see a “Product Deactivated” message.

    Where can I get training on Office 2013?

    Here are some training resources available from Microsoft:

    Click here for end user training on Office 2013.

    See below for available end user training on Office for Mac 2011:

    Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for iPhone are available here.

    Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for Android here.

    What customer support is available?

    For installation assistance, please refer to this step-by-step guide.

    Due to the overwhelming number of variables related to home computer environments, the Techline is unable to assist with support of Office installed on personal devices.

    Employees and students downloading Office 365 ProPlus are entitled to the same support options as other Microsoft customers purchasing software for home use, including free access to resources and newsgroups on the support.microsoft.com website, pay-per-use e-mail and telephone support.