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account setup instructions

Note: Due to enhancements from Microsoft, courses are now available in multiple languages. After creating your account (instructions below) and logging in, you will see a course list in multiple languages. To only see courses in English (or any other language), click the arrow next to “Language” and choose the desired language. Then, only courses in that language will display.

Microsoft e-Learning Course List

You may access Microsoft’s e-Learning program as part of Boston College’s license agreement with Microsoft. To verify that you are a member of the Boston College community and eligible to use the program, you must complete an initial setup process. You must be using Windows and Internet Explorer; the Microsoft e-Learning classes are not accessible on the Mac OS or with any other web browser.
I have already setup my account.


1  

OBTAIN THE BOSTON COLLEGE ACCESS CODE

  Obtain the Boston College access code. (BC sign-in required)
Do not share the code with any unauthorized users; this violates our license agreement with Microsoft.


2

REGISTER YOUR ACCESS CODE AND EMAIL ADDRESS WITH MICROSOFT (initial setup only)

 
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to: https://business.microsoftelearning.com/activate/
  3. You will see the Enter Access Code page (see Figure 1).
    • Click the Data Sharing Notice link to read it. Then, acknowledge that you have read and accepted the agreement by checking the box.
    • Enter the Boston College Access Code you obtained in step one. (The code is case sensitive.)
    • Enter your BC email address in the form: firstname.lastname.#@bc.edu
    • Click Enter.


Figure 1
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  1. On the next screen you are prompted to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID. You may already have an ID if you have a Hotmail account or have accessed other Microsoft services on the web.

    If you don't have a Windows Live ID, you need to create one. Click the Sign up now button (see Figure 2). 

     
    Figure 2.
  2. On the next screen you will be asked to complete a form:
    • Enter your email address.
    • Create and confirm a password. For security reasons, ITS strongly recommends that you do NOT use your BC password.
    • Enter your first and last name.
    • Enter your zip code.
    • Enter your gender.
    • Enter your birth date.
    • Enter the characters depicted in the security picture.
    • Review the agreements and click I accept.
  3. Access the email account you specified. You should see a message from Microsoft. Open the message marked "Finish setting up your account".  Click on the link in the email message. We suggest that you save the message for future reference.
  4. You may be prompted to sign-in with your Windows Live ID email address and password that you just created.
  5. Click the Learning Catalog link to view/search a list of available courses. Click on a course title to view the offering.
  6. Click Begin This Course. You have 12 months from the time of launch to finish that course.
 

To access your course(s) at any subsequent time, please follow these steps:

 

Note: If you set up your account prior to June 2009, you may have to reactive your account.

  1. Go to: https://business.microsoftelearning.com/
    Note: You may want to add this URL to your bookmarks.
  2. Click the Sign In button in the upper right corner of the page.
  3. Sign in to Windows Live using your Windows Live ID and password.
  4. Click the Learning Catalog link to view/search a list of available courses. Click on a course title to view the offering.
  5. Click Begin This Course or click the My Learning to resume your e-Learning course. You have 12 months from the time of launch to finish that course.