How to get free software from Microsoft
All UBC Students with a valid CWL account are eligible to receive Microsoft Office 365. Students enrolled in an LFS course or program are also entitled to a FREE Imagine Premium Subscription.
Instructions for Obtaining Software
Microsoft Office 365
All active UBC students with a valid CWL account now qualify for a free Office 365 subscription, which includes free downloads of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Students running Windows can also install Publisher and Access. The software lasts for one year after the initial download and can be installed on up to five devices including iPad/iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone. To access the software, follow this link: https://it.ubc.ca/services/desktop-print-services/software-licensing/office-365-students.
Microsoft Imagine Premium Subscription
Imagine Premium is a Microsoft Program that provides FREE access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. Any active UBC students enrolled in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems is eligible to download selected Microsoft operating system, server and development tools, for your personal device, to support teaching and learning purposes only. Any faculty member employed to teach STEM courses to your students, assist with STEM courses, labs or programs for your students, or conduct non-commercial STEM research on your behalf are also eligible. Please follow this Imagine Premium link and sign on with your UBC CWL account. For more information about Imagine Premium, please visit the Official Imagine site.
Product Keys are required to install most of the software provided by the Imagine Premium program. Keys are obtained on-line after your login with your UBC CWL. Note: Users are limited to one key per software program. However, multiple versions of operating systems are provided (example: 32 bit and 64 bit), and can both be used.
Windows 10 Privacy Concerns?
When setting up Windows 10, please remember to review your privacy settings. Lifehacker provides a short summary (link is external) of what these settings do, as does this CNet article(link is external).