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Microsoft Imagine Academy

The Microsoft Imagine Academy aims to bridge the gap between the education and business sectors, by providing staff members and students with fundamental technology skills in the various Microsoft applications that are commonly used in today's working environment. This online resources offers courses ranging from basic computing to using software to create applications and manage websites.

 

Access Microsoft Imagine Academy

  1. Navigate to https://imagineacademy.microsoft.com and click Sign in > Office 365 account.
  2. Enter your UCT email address and press Enter or Tab on your keyboard.
  3. Enter your UCT credentials and click Sign In.
    Note: If you have already authenticated to Single Sign-On to access another application such as Vula or lynda.com then you will automatically move on to Step 4.
  4. A window opens indicating that your staff/student number is not enrolled with the academy. Click the word here on the Microsoft Imagine Academy webpage to redeem your access code.
  5. In the Redeem your enrolment code window, enter the suitable learning plan code and your UCT email address. Click Submit.
  6. Once you receive the confirmation notification that you are enrolled click Continue.
  7. Accept the Microsoft Imagine Academy Terms and Conditions and click Continue.
  8. Enter the following information on your profile page:
    • Name, Surname and Email address in the required fields.
    • Select your preferred language (e.g. English) from the Default language drop-down menu.
    • Select South Africa from the Location drop-down menu.
    • Enter your student/staff number In the Unique ID field.
    • Click Save.
  9. You will be redirected to your personal dashboard which contains a list of accessible courses and your achievements. Select the online course video that you would like to watch and you are good to go.

Thereafter each time you log onto the Microsoft Imagine Academy complete steps 1-3.

 

Redeem a new learning plan enrolment code

  1. Navigate to https://imagineacademy.microsoft.com and click Sign in > Office 365 account.
  2. Enter your UCT email address and press Enter or Tab on your keyboard.
  3. Enter your UCT credentials and click Sign In.
  4. On your personal dashboard page, click the dropdown menu next to your name in the right hand corner > Redeem enrolment code.
  5. Enter the enrolment code and your UCT email address.
    • Click Submit > Continue.
  6. Accept the Microsoft Imagine Academy Terms and Conditions and click Continue.
  7. On your Profile page, select
    • your preferred language (e.g. English) from the Default language dropdown menu,
    • South Africa from the Location dropdown menu > click Save.
  8. Your newly added learning plan appears on your personal dashboard.

You can now select one of the available courses.

 

Do I need to use a redeem code to access the academy?

Yes, otherwise you will not be able to access the academy.

 

Is there a limit to the number of courses I can study?

You can study as many courses as you like. For each course that you complete you will get a Certificate of Completion.

 

Will UCT pay for my examination?

You have access to the complete Microsoft Imagine Academy at no cost to you. You will, however, need to register and pay for your own exam.