For guidance on using the e-learning portal select this link: Using the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy e-Learning

The University subscribes to the Microsoft Imagine Academy which provides all students and staff with access to self-service e-learning courses covering a wide range of Microsoft software products including Microsoft Office, Windows desktop operating systems, Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server and many more. The courses are provided through an online e-learning portal which can be accessed via a web-browser at any location (on campus, at home etc).

Access to the e-Learning Portal

In order to access the Microsoft Imagine Academy e-learning portal you will need to follow the three steps which are explained below:

Note: You must be a member of the University of Portsmouth to be eligible to use the Microsoft Imagine Academy.

Users accessing the University's Imagine Academy portal with any account other than a University Office 365 account will have their Imagine Academy account deactivated and will lose any record of progress or achievements.

Step 1. Get an Office 365 account

Access to the Imagine Academy is provided via a University of Portsmouth Office 365 account. Please find the instruction on how to get an Office 365 here. If you have already set up your Office 365 account then skip to Step 2.

Step 2. Login to the Microsoft Imagine Academy

  1. Visit the Microsoft Imagine Academy e-Learning portal on
    1. Select Sign In
    2. Select Office 365 account
    3. Sign in with your University Office 365 user name and password.
  2. If you haven’t already logged in to Office 365 you will be prompted to change your password.
  3. When prompted to enter your access code click where indicated in the ‘click here to redeem’ message. Link to the redeem code box
  4. If the enrolment code is not pre-populated then enter the code below followed by your University e-mail address


    Redeem code box with a field for the code

  5. Review the Terms of Use statement select I Accept and then Continue.
  6. You will need to complete your profile information and press Save. Please ensure you enter your University e-mail account for communications and select your preferred language.

You will then be taken to the 'Dashboard' page which gives access to courses via the Catalog link.

Using the e-Learning Portal

For guidance on using the Microsoft Imagine Academy e-learning portal select this link: Using the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Note: The Microsoft IT Academy was rebranded as the Microsoft Imagine Academy in 2016.

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