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New BlueM@il (username@depaul.edu) email address with new tech resources

To facilitate better online communication and collaboration within the entire DePaul community of faculty, staff, and students, Information Services has implemented a number of new technology resources for you.  These are powerful tools and we hope that you will take a few steps to set yourself up, explore them, reconnect with the communities and individuals that you may be missing right now, and have a successful Spring quarter.  Except as noted below, we intend to offer these resources on a permanent basis. 

Existing @mail.depaul.edu addresses and accounts will remain available to students that have already signed up for that service.

Microsoft Teams and OneDrive, included in Office 365

Office 365 has great services for communicating with the university community, including Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and an address book that makes it easier to find and reach other people at DePaul. If all students, faculty and staff utilize these Office 365 tools, everyone can communicate and collaborate more effectively. 

  1. Go to office365.depaul.edu
  2. Login using BlueM@il (username@depaul.edu) and your DePaul password.
  3. On this page, you can access your BlueM@il​, Teams, OneDrive storage, and cloud-based versions of Office 365 applications like Word and Excel. You also have the option to install the Office apps on your computer for free.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft provides a wealth of online training and reference resources, which we have collected and provided here for you to get started. DePaul students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to install and use Teams. It’s a great place to find and chat with all members of the university community.

OneDrive
OneDrive offers cloud-based document storage. It is also integrated with other Office 365 products.


Zoom videoconferencing software

Students can now take advantage of a Zoom Pro license. The Pro license allows students to schedule their own Zoom video conferences with up to 300 users and no time limit.

Getting Started outside of D2L
  • Depaul.zoom.us
  • Download Zoom for web browsers, Outlook extension, Desktop App and Mobile App
  • Log in using your new BlueM@il (username@depaul.edu) and existing DePaul password (formerly called Campus Connect password). Choose the “Sign in with SSO” option and specify the “depaul.zoom.us” domain, if prompted.
 
Getting Started with Zoom in D2L

View these tutorial videos: How to do things in Zoom


Free Software

Adobe

Beginning Fall quarter 2020, DePaul is providing students the ability to install Adobe Creative Cloud on their home computers for students enrolled in a class requiring Adobe Creative Cloud apps.  These classes will determined by their college and instructor.  Access to the software will be limited to the term in which they are enrolled in one of these classes, and will be free of charge during the time they are enrolled in an authorized class.

To Download:

  • Navigate to Adobe’s webpage.
  • Enter your username@depaul.edu email address (@mail.depaul.edu will not work).
  • If prompted, choose Company or School account.
  • Select apps to download and install.

Note: Periodic Authentication Is Required. Students will periodically be prompted to log in with their DePaul account credentials when they access the software on their computer. When the term ends, or if a student is no longer enrolled in a class requiring Adobe, they will be denied access to run the installed software.


Microsoft Office

DePaul students can download and install Microsoft Office on personal computers and mobile devices.

  1. Go to office365.depaul.edu
  2. Login using your new BlueM@il (username@depaul.edu) and your DePaul password.

New Virtual Lab Service

DePaul now offers a cloud-based virtual Windows computer, to support classes which require specialized software.  This service, available to students and faculty through Apporto, can be accessed with any HTML5 compatible browser.  You can find a more detailed overview, including links to instructions and available software on the Help Desk Service Portal.  Your instructors will let you know if you need to use the virtual lab for your class.

Get Help

Do you need assistance? Contact the Help Desk through the Service Portal, at helpdesk@depaul.edu, or call at (312) 362-8765.