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West Texas A&M University is launching the Microsoft IT Academy program, making an extensive collection of online learning materials available to all WTAMU students. The Microsoft IT Academy program makes training available so you can:

  • Work at your own pace on your own schedule
  • Take as many courses as you want, as many times as you want
  • Earn certifications that are valued by employers


Who is Eligible to Take the Training?

  • Any currently enrolled WTAMU Student.

How Do You Get Started?

  • Get an access code for the training you want to take. Each course has a specific access code that you must enter to get access to the course.
  • Sign-in at http://itacademy.microsoftelearning.com and start learning. Use your WTAMU Student email account
    (EX: jdsmith1@buffs.wtamu.edu) which already has a Windows Live account associated with it.

Where Do You Get The Access Codes?

  • Course access codes can be found by logging in to MyBuff Portal (from the WTAMU home page - www.wtamu.edu) and clicking on the Microsoft IT Academy link. Write down the access code for the training(s) you would like to take.

Follow the steps below to get started with IT Academy E-Learning via Access Codes:

  1. Go to the student E-Learning Site: http://itacademy.microsoftelearning.com
  2. From the Take Training section on the right side, select the Click here link under Enter Access Code

    Screenshot of link to Enter Access Code

  3. Check the box to accept the End User License Agreement
  4. Copy and paste the access code into the blank box
  5. Enter your WTAMU student E-mail address and click Enter

    Screenshot of Access Code Redemption page

  6. Click Continue on the Sign In Notification page

    Screenshot of Sign In Notificiation

  7. Sign in with your Microsoft Account (Windows Live ID – your buffs.wtamu.edu email and password) and password and click Sign in on right hand side of screen.

    Screenshot of Sign In Page

    If you cannot remember your password, you can use the “forgot password” prompt to reset your password.  

    However, if you have not set up contact information (alternate email, cell phone for text) on your email account, you will need to contact the WTAMU ITSC (Help Desk) to get your email password reset. Contact the Help Desk at:  806.651.4357 or itsc@wtamu.edu.
    • You may be prompted to fill out a Personal Information page during your first time signing in. In this case, complete the required fields and click Continue.

      Screenshot of Personal Information page

    • You will see a “Thank You” message with a list of courses you can access through the E-Learning Library

      Screenshot of "Thank you" page

  8. Click My Learning to open the main page and get started with a course
  9. Access course materials and assessments from the My Learning topic in the left-navigation menu
  10. To access a course, click the hyperlinked name of the course

Subsequent Student E-Learning Sign-in

After the initial sign in has been completed, you can access the IT Academy directly by following these steps:

  1. Go to the student site http://itacademy.microsoftelearning.com
  2. Click the Go button under the Take Training section on the right of the home page (see Figure 1)
  3. Click Continue to sign in with your school email or Microsoft Account

Congratulations – you are ready to start the Microsoft IT Academy E-Learning!

If you have questions on how to use the Microsoft IT Academy tools or cannot find what you need to successfully use the IT Academy please contact the Microsoft IT Academy Help Desk at:

  • Phone: 800-508-8454 for immediate help
  • Hours: 8:30am - 7:30pm CST
  • Email: acadsupp@microsoft.com expect 24-48 hour response time