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Microsoft Imagine Academy is a free online resource with hundreds of courses designed to teach people how to use Microsoft products through self-paced, interactive, online training classes. Missouri State University full-time staff, faculty, students, and alumni can see a partial list of available Microsoft Imagine Academy courses below and enroll directly. Once enrolled, there are over 400 additional online training classes. 

Imagine Academy works best in Internet Explorer; some functionality will be disabled in other browsers.


Step-by-step guides

Logging In for the First Time

  1. First Time Log-in

    If you have never used Microsoft Imagine Academy before, follow these steps.

    1. Click the Link below for one of the basic learning plans. This will help set up your account in Imagine Academy, but you can add more courses once you are in the platform. 
    2. Enter your MSU email address as
    3. Click Submit.
Click to enroll:This learning plan includes the following courses:  

Microsoft Office Skills Enrollment Link 

  • Microsoft Office Online Essentials
  • Getting Started with OneNote 2016
  • More Ways to Take Notes in OneNote 2016
  • Get it done from anywhere
  • Content collaboration
  • Run more effective meetings
  • Email and calendar on the go
  • Getting Started with Outlook 2016
  • Getting Started with Skype for Business 2016
  • Getting Started with Word 2016
  • Getting Started with Excel 2016
  • Welcome to Excel 2016
  • Getting Started with PowerPoint 2016
  • Getting Started with OneNote 2016 (a different one?)
  • Create accessible documents (Office 2016)
Click to enroll:This learning plan includes the following courses:  

Windows 10 Skills Enrollment Link 


  • Getting Started with Windows 10
  • Get the Most from Windows 10
  • Accessibility Settings in Windows (Mistakenly introduced as “SharePoint team sites.

Returning Users

If you are returning to complete your training, follow these steps.

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Select Office 365 Account .
  4. Enter your email as
  5. This will redirect you to log in with your BearPass Password, and then you’re there!

Finding More Classes

Microsoft Imagine Academy has more than 400 courses in numerous languages! Once you are in Microsoft Imagine Academy, you can view the Catalog for all of the available training and simply click the Add button to enroll in any that are of interest to you.  

Helpful Hints

Here are a few hints to help you get started in Imagine Academy:

  • If a class isn't tracking your progress, make sure that you are seeing all the slides at the bottom of the player.

  • The My Achievements page contains courses you have completed. It also displays information for assessments you have taken.

  • Click the View transcript link  to view details of your attendance history, and Print Certificate to view and print a .PDF certificate.

Further Help

If you need any help with Imagine Academy, you can always check out the Help topics at the top of the screen.


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