About Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Microsoft Imagine) Accounts

In 2015, our reporting structure used to update Microsoft Imagine accounts changed to use @uw.edu addresses rather than @u.washington.edu addresses. All accounts have been created with your username being netid@uw.edu. If you have an existing account under the old @u.washington.edu address you should have received an activation email for the new account. If you have not received the email and feel you should have please contact STEM IT support at uwbit@uw.edu

As a student taking a CSS course, you have been enrolled in the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Microsoft Imagine) program, which will allow you to download full versions of Microsoft's development tools (as well as many other Microsoft applications).

If this is your first time taking a CSS course, you should recently have received information on how to activate your account, sent to your @uw.edu email address. If you have taken a CSS course before, you most likely will not have gotten any new email about the Imagine program.

If you have lost or never received the email with instructions for activating your Imagine account, forgotten your password, or if you aren't sure whether you have an account yet, go to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and click on “Sign In” at the right.

Enter your username, which is your UW NetID followed by “@uw.edu”, and click “Continue”. If an account has been created but you haven't activated it yet, it will prompt you to activate your account by entering your name and other information. If you have an activated account, it will warn you that the account exists, and tell you how to reset your password.

If your account hasn't been created yet, it will give you an error which says “No active matching account was found with the identifier entered”. If this last one happens, please let us know. But please first make sure that you're entering your full username, not just your NetID. For example, my own username at the “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” site is jdlarios@uw.edu, not jdlarios or jdlarios@u.washington.edu.

It can take up to 10 minutes for the mail with password reset instructions to arrive once you've initiated a password reset, and sometimes the process fails in such a way that you still can't log in even though everything else appears to have worked. If you believe this has happened to you, please let us know at uwbit@uw.edu.

PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft Office is not available through the “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” program, but as a UW student you have paid to access Microsoft software which includes Microsoft Office. You can find information on this program at https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/microsoft-office-365-proplus/

The number of times or length of time during which you can download any given piece of software through “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” may be limited. Please save copies of anything you download to an external hard drive or DVD, in case you need to reinstall later.

About OnTheHub Accounts

In addition to “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching”, you can also access other non-Microsoft software from OnTheHub UWB CSS Webstore.

The available software includes MATLAB Online, EndNote X9, Origin Pro, and many other essential software.


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