The University has a subscription to access e-learning materials from Microsoft's IT Academy for all members of the University. The Microsoft IT Academy Online Learning Program is a web-based resource for both students and staff.

Microsoft E-Learning allows you to learn at your own pace in your own time with flexible, interactive and rich online content.

There are range of courses offered, a selection of Windows (8.1 & 7), the latest Office applications, Office 10 and Microsoft 365 courses are available below. These courses are free to University staff and students.

To access the courses below, use the following link in an INTERNET EXPLORER browser, and login with your Staff/Student, this should authenticate to an Abertay login page where you can login with your usual credendtials - MS IT Academy.

When prompted enter one of the access codes listed below. Note: each Access code only needs to be entered once to add the content to your learning account.

Getting Started with MS IT Academy Online Courses 


Getting Started with OneDrive for Business

Access Code: 44NDBKGKM3FJ4A

Getting Started with Skype for Business

Access Code: 4E39QPJB59K6YX

Getting Started with Office 2016

Includes:Word 2016, Excel 2016, Powerpoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Outlook 2016

Access Code: 6U2KUYALVQ2KWT

Microsoft Office Online Essentials (365)

Access Code: Y95FKPQ94APK2V

Getting Started with Windows 10

Includes: Get Started with Windows 10 & Get the most from Windows 10


Windows 8.1 Essentials

Includes: Windows 8.1 Desktop Essentials & Windows 8.1 Start Screen Essentials

Access Code: PNR73QHZZ42BKW

Windows 7 Essentials

Includes: Windows 7 Essentials I & Windows 7 Essentials II

Access Code: JZXNC26HHZT7YG

Microsoft Office iPad Essentials