Microsoft 365: Online Access

Access to Microsoft 365 is only available to current Columbus State Students and Employees. When you are no longer enrolled in CSCC courses or stop receiving a CSCC paycheck, the Microsoft 365 applications installed on your device become inactive

Access Office 365

  1. Open a web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox 
  2. Navigate to
  3. Once you are on the Sign in screen, log in using your email address and password (same password that you use for Self-Service and Blackboard)
  • Student -  
  • Employee -

login page with CSCC image and branding

  1. Click the Microsoft application icon that meets your needs on the left side of the screen. If you don't see what you're looking for there, click the Apps icon.
  • Outlook: office email and appointment scheduling
  • Teams: virtual meeting space for your team
  • Word: document creation
  • Excel: spreadsheets and calculations
  • PowerPoint: presentations
  • OneNote: create and share notes for better collaboration

View of the Microsoft 365 portal with links to Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more

Switching between Apps

  1. In any Office 365 application, click on the Waffle icon () on the top left corner of the screen:
    Office 365 Waffle button for Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive
  2. Click the Office Application link that you wish to switch to
    Menu of Office 365 applications

Additional Resources

IT Help

Click on IT Help Home in the top menu at any time to view IT Support hours and contact information.
To learn more about using the IT Help Homepage, see the article on Remote and In-Person Support.

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