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Windows 10

See the handout for Windows 10


CONNECT TO JAYHAWK WI-FI:

Quick method:

  1. When on campus, click the network icon in the taskbar and select JAYHAWK network and choose Connect.
  2. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

Detailed method:

  1. When on campus, right-click the network icon in the taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click on Set up a new connection or network.
  3. On the Choose a connection option screen, select Manually connect to a wireless network then select Next.
  4. Enter the following information:
    1. Network name: JAYHAWK
    2. Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    3. Encryption type: AES
    4. Security Key: (Leave Blank)
    5. Check Start this connection automatically.
  5. Select Next.

 INSTALL MICROSOFT OFFICE:

  1. Log in to mycommunity.ku.edu with your KU Online ID and Password.
  2. Click the Menu icon at the top left and select Office 365.
  3. Click Install Office apps and then select Office 365 apps to download the Office suite. Tip: Alternatively you may use online versions of Office applications without downloading apps.
  4. Run the installer package and continue to install applications.
  5. Click All Done to finish the installation.
  6. When you first open a Microsoft Office product you will be signed into your personal account. Click the Profile icon at the top right and select Switch account.
  7. Select Work or school account and enter your KU email.
  8. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.
  9. A prompt will show up to allow device management. Select Allow and click Yes to automatically log on to your KU account on all Office apps.

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 (installed along with Office 365 on the other side):

  1. Search for OneDrive in the Start menu.
  2. Right click the OneDrive icon and click Settings.
  3. Click the Add an account button.
  4. Enter your KU Email.
  5. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.
    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 http://mail.ku.edu.
  2. Sign in with your KU Online ID and password.

Desktop access:

You can connect your KU email to Outlook (downloadable at no cost with Microsoft Office – see above).

  1. Launch Outlook and select Get Started.
  2. Select Start Using Outlook.
  3. Enter your KU email address.
  4. Select Advanced options, and select Set up manually.
  5. Select Exchange as account type.
  6. When entering password, click More choices and Use a different account.
  7. Enter home\ followed by your KU Online ID (for example, home\a123b456) and your password.  
  8. Follow the prompt 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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