Office 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite of products for the PC, which consists of a number of productivity applications. The most popular applications in the Office suite are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Office 2016 is also the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite of products for the Mac. This document is meant to help point you to the training resources that are offered. Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions.
You can familiarize yourself with the new Office 2016 suite and begin to learn about the changes. See the following links:
ITS offers training on Office 2016. Classes are available to each department upon request.
Microsoft Office is provided to employees of Luther College on Luther-owned computers. Because Luther College is a part of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) Microsoft Campus Agreement, Luther faculty, staff, and students can use Office 365 ProPlus at no cost on their personally-owned computers (up to 5 activations). To access the software, visit www.office.com/getoffice365. Those who want to download the software for offline use need to contact the Technology Help Desk.
Microsoft Office 2016 upgrades are being gradually phased in during normal computer replacement cycles beginning Summer 2016. Office 2016 will replace Office 2010/11 on office and lab computers.
Staff upgrades are on a staggered 3-year cycle. The departments are divided in thirds, and every one third of all staff computers are refreshed. For details, visit the staff computer refresh page.
Faculty computer upgrades are on a staggered 4-year cycle. The departments are divided in fourths, and every year one fourth of all faculty computers are refreshed. For details, visit the faculty computer refresh page.
Office 2016 is installed on all Labs and Classroom Podiums as of the Fall 2016 Semester.