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CONNECT TO JAYHAWK WI-FI:

  1. When on campus, select the wireless icon in the top right.
  2. Select Open network preferences...
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is ON next to Status.
  4. Select the Advanced… button.
  5. Under Preferred networks – If necessary, remove all other KU profiles (KUGUEST, JAYHAWK, KU-Passport) by selecting each and then selecting the minus (-) button.
  6. Click on the plus (+) button and enter JAYHAWK for the Network Name.
  7. Set the security to WPA2 Enterprise.
  8. Enter your KU Online ID as your username and your Password.
  9. Select OK.
  10. Select OK again to get back to Network Preference home.
  11. Move JAYHAWK to the top of the Preferred Network List by dragging it to the top of the Network box.
  12. Select OK at the bottom to be returned to the Airport window.
  13. Close the window and choose Apply.

INSTALL MICROSOFT OFFICE:

  1. Launch the App Store and search for Microsoft Office.
  2. Install the Microsoft Office 365 bundle.
  3. When the apps are installed, open the app and click Sign in at the top left. Enter your primary KU email address and click Next.
  4. When you first open a Microsoft Office product, you will be prompted to sign in. Type your primary KU email address and click Next.
  5. Log in with your KU Online ID and Password.

CONNECT TO CLOUD STORAGE:

Browser-based access:

You have 1TB of online personal storage with OneDrive for Business. You can access your OneDrive for Business storage anytime using a web browser.

  1. Go to onedrive.ku.edu.
  2. Log in with your KU Online ID and password.

Desktop access:

You can also connect your computer so that files are stored online but available from your desktop:

  1. Download Microsoft OneDrive from the App Store.
  2. Open the OneDrive app.
  3. Enter your primary KU email address and select Sign in.
  4. Log in with your KU Online ID and password.
  5. Click Choose OneDrive Folder Location on the This Is Your OneDrive Folder screen.
  6. Choose where you would like the OneDrive folder to be located and click the Choose this location button..Choose if you would like all or select folders to sync with your OneDrive and click Next on the Sync Files from Your OneDrive screen.
  7. Choose if you would like OneDrive to open at login and click Open my OneDrive - The University of Kansasolder. 

Tip: Check out the myCommunity Student Video Series at howto.ku.edu/ku-mycommunity-students.

ACCESS BLACKBOARD:

  1. Go to courseware.ku.edu in your web browser.
  2. Click on the KU Login button.
  3. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

CONNECT TO KU EMAIL:

Browser-based access:

You can check your email anytime using any web browser.

  1. Go to mail.ku.edu.
  2. Sign in with your KU Online ID and password.

Desktop access:

You can connect your KU email to the Mail app on your Mac or with Outlook (downloadable at no cost with Microsoft Office – see other side).

  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Enter your primary KU email address and click Continue.
  3. Fill in the following fields:
    1. Domain\Username: Enter home\ followed by your personal KU Online ID (for example, home\a123b456)
    2. Password: Your password
    3. Server: mail.ku.edu
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the setup.

ACCESS ADOBE SPARK:

  1. Go to spark.adobe.com.
  2. Select Log in.
  3. Select Log in with school account.
  4. Enter your KU email address and select Sign in with an Enterprise ID.
  5. If prompted, select Enterprise ID.
  6. Log in with your KU Online ID and Password.

Find more information at go.ku.edu/1vCuv2.

Need Tech Help?

The KU IT Customer Service Center can assist with your technology questions.

Lawrence: 785-864-8080 | itcsc@ku.edu | Walk-in Support at Anschutz Library

Edwards: 913-626-9619 | kuec_support@ku.edu | Walk-in Support at Regents Center Hawks Nest


This information is only for students. Students should not share their KU Online ID & password with anyone. KU IT will never ask for your password.


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