Software Downloads


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MS Office

Free for NDSCS students!

NDSCS students and employees can install Office on up to five computers and five mobile devices at no charge. Users must be online once every 30 days to verify their eligibility.

Follow these steps to download and install Office:

  1. Go to and select Email
  2. Log in to your email with your username (typically and password.
  3. Click on the App launcher in the upper left corner.
  4. Choose Microsoft 365 →
  5. Click Install and more in the top right corner and select Install Microsoft 365 apps
  6. Click Install Office.

Once Office 365 is installed, you will need to activate it by logging in. Log in with the same steps used to log in to your NDSCS email. If a message appears that “Something went wrong”, click the Continue button at the bottom and it will activate.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Service Desk at 701-671-3333, option 3 or between the hours of 7:45am and 4:45pm, Monday through Friday.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Some faculty will require a proctor for testing and/or the Respondus Lockdown Browser to be on the computer used for testing. This is a free download.

  • Download Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • If you are testing at a location that may have download restrictions and firewalls, you should work with them before your first test to be sure they can load the software onto their computer. Allow sufficient time before your first test deadline to be sure Lockdown Browser is installed and working properly on your computer. 
  • Some faculty require proctors for online exams. Where it is known, this requirement is indicated but may change without notice. Proctoring fees may be charged at some locations. Some instructors have additional restrictions so be sure to read the information provided in your class.