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microsoft office

Tools you need to get work done.

Microsoft Office is the premiere office suite of applications. From Outlook to Excel, to Word and PowerPoint, many of us use Microsoft Office to do our everyday work. Whether its editing spreadsheets, crafting a presentation, or responding to email, Microsoft Office is essential. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is a member of the Microsoft IT Academy Program. IT also has a Microsoft Certified Trainer on staff to assist you with all of your Microsoft Office needs.

Feature Hightlights:

  • Word processing
  • Slide-show presentations
  • Email client
  • Spreadsheets

Quick Links

Installation Instructions

Install on a NKU-owned computer

Microsoft Office products can be downloaded anytime on an NKU-owned machine by the user through Software Self Service.


Install on personal computers and tablets for work-at-home

NKU provides free Microsoft Office 365 for faculty and staff to install on personally owned computers as well as smartphones/tablets (regardless of owner) for work-at-home convenience.  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more are available for offline and online use. The licenses terminate automatically if you leave the university for a reason other than retirement.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible Windows and Mac computers and/or tablets (including iPad)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing

Training Workshops

IT offers several hands-on workshops each year on Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Check out registration to see what is coming.



NKU has a license with Hoonuit, an online library of training videos covering a wide range of software. It is free to use for all faculty, staff, and students.

Note: You must log in to Hoonuit by using the link above before clicking the links below.




Microsoft Certification 

NKU IT is a Certiport Testing Center, which means NKU faculty and staff can take Microsoft Certification Exams right here on campus.  We can provide information about Microsoft Certification and assist you in preparing for the exams. Practice exams are also available. Contact us to get started!