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Office 365

What are the benefits of Office 365?

  • Cloud-based email and calendars powered by Microsoft Exchange Online
  • OneDrive - 1TB of cloud storage space per user
  • Office Online - Cloud-based Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
  • Office on Demand - up to 5 separate installs of full versions of Microsoft Office applications on your computer for students taking classes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, and Access)
  • Improved Mobile Access
  • Better Collaboration (Chat and Presence)

Academic institutions that are Microsoft customers and license Office for all faculty/staff are eligible to offer Office 365 Pro Plus to their students and employees for home use at no additional cost. Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones.

As part of Iona’s Office 365 ProPlus License, you are able to install the most current version of Office on your PC. Here is how:

  1. Sign in through MyIona SSO login page
    *Click here for more instructions
  2. Click on the Microsoft Office 365 icon.
  3. Select the “Install Office” button at the top-right of your screen.
  4. The installation file will begin to download.
  5. Once the download has completed, double click the file to run it.
  6. The Office Installer will run in the background. A message will appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen will keep you updated on the status.
  7. Towards the end of installation, it will alert you that you can now use Office while it finishes installation.
  1. Launch one of the new Office Applications, i.e. Word.
  2. To get the most out of using Office, we recommend logging in using your Iona email address. Doing so gives you access to existing documents and saving new ones to your OneDrive.

As part of Iona’s Office 365 ProPlus License, you are able to install the most current version of Office on your Mac. Here is how:

  1. Sign in through MyIona SSO login page
    *Click here for more instructions
  2. Click on the Microsoft Office 365 icon.
  3. Select the Install link.
  4. After the disk image file finishes downloading, select the .dmg file to open the Office installer.
  5. Double click on the Office installer folder.
  6. Select continue and agree to the license agreement.
  7. Select Install.
  8. You should see the new application icons on your dock once installation is complete.

How to configure a cell phone to access Iona College Gaels email

Due to the large number of cell phone vendors and models on the market Iona College does not offer cell phone support. For issues/problems with Iona College email on your cell phone, please contact your cell phone vendor.

iPhone/iPad

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  • Select “Add Account” Choose Microsoft Exchange
  • Fill in your basic information (Name, Email Address, Password…)
  • Press the Next button on the top right of the screen when you’re finished and wait for the information to verify.
  • Go back into Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and select your Iona Exchange account.
  • Select your account within Exchange (ex. Account janedoe@gaels.iona.edu)
  • Make sure the following fields are correct
    • Email – your Iona email address
    • Server – outlook.office365.com
    • Domain – iona.edu
    • Username – your Iona email address
    • Password – your Iona computer password

IMPORTANT: If the setup gives an error regarding your username or password please verify that your password is correct by logging into the account on a computer.


Android (Devices may differ)

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Accounts and select Add New Account
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync or Corporate
  • Select Manual Setup and fill out the account information
    • Email Address – your Iona email address
    • Server Address – outlook.office365.com
    • Domain\Username - iona.edu\your email@gaels.iona.edu
    • Password – your Iona computer password
    • Press NEXT
    • Change your ActiveSync preferences to your liking and press NEXT
  • Name your account and Select Finish Setup.  

IMPORTANT: Certain providers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, etc.) require different outgoing server settings. If email.iona.edu does not connect you with the server please contact your cell phone vendor for the correct outgoing server information and settings for your phone.

IMPORTANT: Your Domain and Username fields may show up in separate or in a combined field.

Learn the basics, watch training videos, and more about the major applications that are part of Office 365. Visit below to learn how to use new programs, what has changed in the latest version, or just refresh your skills:

When you graduate or leave Iona College, your Office 365 subscription through Iona College ends. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available. You should make sure to transfer all your files from your Iona College OneDrive to your personal OneDrive prior to graduating or leaving Iona College.