Office 365: Online Access

Access to Microsoft Office 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 Office 365 applications installed on your device become inactive

Access Office 365

 You can also install Microsoft Office 365 on a Personal Computer.

  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 Office 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 All Apps icon on the bottom left.
  • Word: document creation
  • Excel: spreadsheets and calculations
  • PowerPoint: presentations
  • Outlook: office email and appointment scheduling
  • OneDrive: file storage and collaboration

View of the Office 365 portal with links to Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, 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

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