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Windows 10

Device Setup Checklist:

WHILE ON CAMPUS

  • Connect to JAYHAWK Wi-Fi

ANYTIME

  • Connect your OneDrive for Business file storage
  • Access your Blackboard and KU email accounts
  • Download the Microsoft Office suite 
  • Visit the myKU Portal – my.ku.edu
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Wi-Fi

Connect to Jayhawk Wi-Fi (Brief):

  1. Click the network icon in the taskbar and select JAYHAWK network and choose Connect.
  2.  Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

Connect to Jayhawk Wi-Fi (Detailed):

  1. Right-click the network icon in the taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center. [View screenshot]
  2. Click on Set up a new connection or network. ​ [View screenshot]
  3. On the Choose a connection option screen select Manually connect to a wireless network then select Next. [View screenshot]
  4. Enter the following information:  [View screenshot]
    Network name: JAYHAWK
    ​Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    ​Encryption type: AES
    Security Key: *Leave Blank*
    Check Start this connection automatically.
  5. Select Next.

OneDrive for Business

Use for File Storage:

  1. Go to http://login.microsoftonline.com in your web browser. If necessary, either select Sign in or type your KU Online ID@ku.edu and press the Tab key.
  2. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

Tip: Check out the myCommunity Student Video Series for additional OneDrive tutorials.
https://technology.ku.edu/mycommunity-student-video-series

Install Sync Client

  1. Log in to http://mycommunity.ku.edu with your KU Online ID and Password. If necessary, confirm Stay signed in screen.
  2. Click the App Launcher at the top of the page and select OneDrive.
  3. Click Sync towards the top of the page.
  4. When the prompt appears asking if you would like to allow the website to open an app, select Cancel or Don't Allow.
  5. Click on get the latest version of OneDrive.  This will download an installer for OneDrive onto your computer.
  6. Run the installer package and the Sync client will be installed.

Access Blackboard

  1. Go to http://blackboard.ku.edu in your web browser.
  2. Click on the KU Login button. [View screenshot]
  3. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

Access Email via Outlook Web App

  1. Go to http://mail.ku.edu in your web browser. [View screenshot]
  2. Enter your KU Online ID and Password and click on Sign in.

Tip: Shortcuts to the myKU portal, Email, Blackboard, and Enroll & Pay can be found at the top of every KU website..

Install Microsoft Office 2016

  1. Log in to http://mycommunity.ku.edu with your KU Online ID and Password.
  2. Click the App Launcher at the top of the page and select Office 365. 
  3. Click Install Office apps and then select Office 2016 to download the Office suite. ​
    Tip: Alternatively you may use online versions of Office applications without downloading apps.
  4. Run the installer package and continue to install applications. ​ [View screenshot]
  5. Click All Done to finish the installation.
  6. When you first open a Microsoft Office product you will be prompted to sign in. Type your primary KU email address and click Next. ​ [View screenshot]
  7. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.

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