Student Software

Microsoft Software for Home Use

Office 365 is a cloud-based Microsoft service allowing users to access a catalog of software.

OutlookOneDriveWordExcelPowerPointOneNoteSharePointMicrosoft Teams, and more, using any web browser on virtually any device as long as an internet connection is available. There are no installations, no updates, and nothing required from the user other than logging into the service.

OneDrive is a personal online storage system with 5TB of space when using Office 365, accessible anywhere a user has access to a browser and an internet connection.

Microsoft Teams allows for collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective utilizing instant messaging and video conferencing.

To obtain Microsoft Software, Log into your RCTC Student email account if you are a student, or your RCTC Staff/Faculty email login, then click the “waffle” in the upper left hand corner


 Then click Office 365

While Office 365 is cloud-based and requires no installation, there is also an option to install Office 365 apps.

Go to Install Office 365 Apps

Then click run

The screens will look different when installing on a Mac.

If you need assistance or have trouble please contact the Technology Support Center at (507)536-5555 or you can email


Adobe Software

Adobe Creative Cloud for Students:

To obtain the software you must first purchase the monthly or yearly plan.

See the link below:  (click on Student & Teacher Tab) choose either the monthly or yearly plan, then click “buy now”
Enter your personal email (ex. when purchasing the software.  By using your personal email you will then be able to access this software off campus.

Note: Prices may vary or change unexpectedly.

PSEO students, who are required to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud for their course(s), will need to purchase the Student and Teachers Edition of Creative Cloud  ‘Annual Plan, prepaid” for $239.88, print off a receipt, and take it to the PSEO Academic Advisor, Brooke Kosok for full reimbursement. 

For RCTC computer use only, you would sign in with your RCTC Student email and creative cloud password (you create) to access the programs.

Please read Adobe’s minimum requirements prior to purchasing and installing Adobe Creative Cloud.