Downloading Microsoft Office from MyKolbe

One of the great features about your MyKolbe account is that it gives you the ability to download Microsoft Office on up to 5 separate devices (computers, tablets, mobiles, etc.).  This article walks you through how to locate and download the install file for the Office Suite.

Important Note: If You Already Have Microsoft Office…

If you already have an Office Suite installed on your computer (or any one-off Microsoft applications, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) then the install will not be successful as Microsoft does not allow duplicate instances of their Suite/products on your device.   If this is the case, it is recommended that you just use the Microsoft Suite already on your computer, as the MyKolbe package will be disabled after a student graduates or is no longer enrolled at Kolbe.


Locating and Installing Microsoft Office

Once you’ve logged in to your MyKolbe account, you can download Microsoft Office to use throughout your time as a student at Kolbe Academy.

On the homepage of your MyKolbe account, locate the “Settings” icon (usually found to the top right of the page) to bring up the Settings drop-down menu.  Locate the section “My app settings” (to the bottom of the menu) and click “Office 365”.


This will bring you to a “Settings” page.  Locate and click “Software” on the list of options on the main menu.


On the “Office” screen that appears, click the “Install” button, which will download the install file for the Microsoft Office Suite.


Once the download is complete, locate and open the install file from your browser.  Depending on your browser, you may see the file show up at the bottom of the browser window (as shown in the image below); otherwise, you will need to locate the file from your “Downloads” folder either from within your browser or from directly on your computer.


If you are using Windows 10, you will likely be prompted with a warning message that the app you are installing is not one that is verified from the Windows app store.  This is because you are downloading it from Microsoft’s website (through your MyKolbe account), instead of purchasing the apps from the Windows 10 Store.  Click the “Install anyway” button if you see this message.


You may be prompted with a pop-up window that says, “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?”  Select “Yes” to continue the installation process, and follow the instructions to complete the Microsoft Office Suite installation.

When you are asked to enter your login information upon your first login to an Office app, select “School or Work account”, then enter your MyKolbe email address and password.