Students who have their own computer should download and install the full free version of Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus from the college portal. This has MS Access (NOTEMS Access is not available for MacBooks, tablets, etc.) as well as a number of other applications not part of the web-based system.

    • If prompted to login after accessing the Portal, login using  your college login ID:  and your college network password.

  • Once logged in, click on the Install Office button in the upper right.
  • Click on the Install Office button.
download & install MS Office

  • Save the file to your local computer.  NOTE: This is a large install and the file can take some time to download, so if you have a slow connection, you may want to visit a friend with a faster connection.
  • Last, install the file - this may take a little while.

There is a Mac version, but it is limited to newer versions of MacOS. Note, this does not include MS Access.

You will need to redeem and install MS Office on your Mac before you follow the steps outlined in the link:

MS Office on MAC

There are also MS Office versions available for iOS, Android, and Windows phones and tablets.

MS Office directions for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets

Basic Troubleshooting

  • If one browser doesn't work, try another. 
  • If you continue to have problems, contact the IT Help Desk.

NOTE: The license will expire when you are no longer a student / employee at College of the Rockies.


Any questions or problems, please contact the IT Help Desk at 250-489-2751 Local 3701  or

Last modified: Wednesday, 26 April 2023, 10:45 AM