Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

(Formerly known as Microsoft Imagine)

As a member of Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Office of College Computing (OCC) is able to provide Microsoft Software to students and faculty at the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The intent of the program is to provide Microsoft tools and technologies to students and faculty at no cost, subject to the terms of the program.  The current agreement is valid through December 31, 2021. It is not guaranteed that the agreement will be renewed after that date.

Software Restrictions

Software is provided for instructional and non-commercial research use only. As a consequence, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching does not provide Microsoft Office Professional. Please look at appropriate section below for obtaining Microsoft Office. 

Everyone is required to read terms and conditions of the End-User License Agreement: Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Agreement

Microsoft Office (Students, Faculty and Staff)

The University of Cincinnati now offers the Microsoft Office suite as a free download to students, faculty and staff on their personal (home) computers via their Office 365 e-mail account. As long as you are a student, faculty and staff at the University of Cincinnati, you will be able to use the software free of charge. 

Below is a link to UC's Microsoft Office 365 site.  For questions regarding installation of Office from your Office 365 account, please contact UCIT Helpdesk at (513)-556-HELP (4357).

Knowledge Base Article: Microsoft Office 365.

Faculty Only:  For installing Office on your University of Cincinnati owned computer, contact your departmental IT support staff.

Eligibility and Download

Students

Microsoft software is available to students who are currently enrolled in CEAS courses (regardless of major). While enrolled in these courses, students may download software to their personal laptop or personal desktop from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. Do not download the software to your OCC network account (download(s) will exceed student disk quotas).  

Faculty

Microsoft software is also available to faculty who are currently teaching CEAS courses.  Faculty may download software to their personal laptop or personal desktop. Software cannot be installed on any University of Cincinnati owned computers. If you need software from Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching or other Microsoft Software not available through Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (MS Office Professional, Microsoft Windows, etc.) for your UC owned computer, contact your departmental IT support staff.

Accessing Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

When you enroll or teach in a CEAS course, you will be granted access to Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. Your Sign In account will be your University of Cincinnati campus email address. You will then be directed to login using your UC Central Login credentials.  To download software, visit Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Portal.  Microsoft provides product / license keys for downloaded software.  Please be advised that we cannot provide lost product keys.

Note: Microsoft has free software that is not available through Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching.  Software can be acquired from Microsoft Download Center.

User Account Information

User accounts are provided based on having a valid UC Office 365 account and being enrolled or teaching in CEAS.  Account access is still being worked on by Microsoft while they are transitioning to the new portal platform.  Future changes will be published accordingly.