How do I download and access Office 365?


Red Deer Polytechnic students, faculty, and staff have access to Microsoft Office 365, which includes popular software and applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

You can use Office 365, including all the apps and programs, in your web browser. In addition, you are able to install the desktop versions of Microsoft Office apps on up to 5 personal devices.

Note: Some students taking Extended Education classes have access to Office 365. Those students will use their RDP username & password to log in to Office 365.

Access Office 365

  1. Visit and select Sign In.
    Office 365 home page sign in button
  2. Enter your RDP email address (students will find this in the top-left corner of your Loop account, under your name and ID number), followed by your Loop password.
    Microsoft Office login page   Microsoft Office login enter password screen

Install Microsoft Office Apps on a Personal Device

To install the desktop versions of Microsoft Office apps on your personal device:

  1. Log in to following the instructions above.
  2. Click Install Office (near the upper right corner of the page), then follow the installation instructions.
    Microsoft Office Install Apps button

You can visit IT Services' portal and search for 'Office 365,' where you should find information on Office 365. If you don't find the information you need, log in with your RDP username and password to submit a support ticket.


  • Last Updated Mar 06, 2023
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