Technology to help students get started


See the handout for iOS


  1. Go to the App Store and search for and download the Microsoft Office app.
  2. Open the app after it is installed.
  3. Add your KU email address (for example, and tap Add Account.
  4. You will be prompted to sign in to KU's system using your KU Online ID and password.
  5. Tap Maybe Later when prompted to Add Another Account.
  6. Choose whether you would like to Enable Notifications.
  7. If you chose to get notified, a message will pop up that Outlook would like to send you notifications. Tap Allow.


  1. Go to the App Store and searhc for and download the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app.
  2. Once it is installed, you can join Zoom meetings through the app in one of two ways:
    1. Click on a link in an email that was sent by the meeting organizer. This opens the app, and then you'll need to enter the password provided in the email.
    2. Open the app directly and enter a Meeting ID and password, which will be provided by the meeting organizer. 


As a KU student, you have one terabyte of online storage provided through OneDrive for Business.

  1. Download Microsoft OneDrive from the App Store.
  2. Open the OneDrive app and type your primary KU email address.
  3. Select Sign in to OneDrive for Business on the Choose an Account screen.
  4. Sign in with your KU Online ID and Password.


You can use the full functionality of many other Microsoft Office apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more on your mobile device. Also, you can download the latest Microsoft Office suite on your computer at no cost through


  1. Download Blackboard from the App Store.
  2. Open the Blackboard app and enter University of Kansas as your school’s name.
  3. Select Web Login.
  4. Select Login.
  5. Enter your KU Online ID and Password and select Log In.

The Blackboard mobile app is great for getting announcements and alerts when grades post. To submit assignments, view course reading materials, and complete any other graded work, you will want to use the full website,


You have access to Adobe Spark Premium where you can graphics, webpages, and videos. Adobe Spark is available on your iOS device through three separate apps.

  1. Download Adobe Spark Post, Adobe Spark Page, and/or Adobe Spark Video apps.
  2. By “Have an Adobe ID or Education account,” select Log in.
  3. Enter your KU email address.
  4. Select Sign in with an Enterprise ID.
  5. If prompted, select Enterprise ID.
  6. You should be redirected to the KU login page where you can log in as usual with your KU Online ID and password.

Tip: You can access Adobe Spark by logging into


  1. When on campus, go to your device Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. If necessary, forget the Guest network.
  4. Select JAYHAWK.
  5. Enter your KU Online ID (comprised of letters and numbers) in the Username field and your password in the Password field and select Join.
  6. Select Accept or Trust in the top right corner of the screen, if prompted to accept a certificate.

Need Tech Help?

The KU IT Customer Service Center can assist with your technology questions.

Lawrence: 785-864-8080 | | Walk-in Support at Anschutz Library

Edwards: 913-626-9619 | | Walk-in Support at Regents Center Hawks Nest

This information is only for students. Students should not share their KU Online ID & password with anyone. KU IT will never ask for your password.


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