Current faculty, staff and students are eligible to use a range of Microsoft programs through a CUIMC site license. While some are available for free, such as Microsoft Office, other services may require departmental or school approval and billing information.
IMPORTANT: CUIMC Duo MFA is required for CUIMC email and Microsoft Office 365 when using them from off campus. See instructions on how to Use Duo with Email and Office 365 if needed.
Looking for other programs used at CUIMC? See the Applications and Access page.
Please be sure you have read and understood all information on the pages for each service or program before requesting or using it. Some features may not be available or use may be restricted, often to ensure compliance with University policy and CUIMC procedures and requirements.
When signing in to any program, please use your CUIMC email address and its password. Using another account will not sign you in to the version licensed for CUIMC.
As stated above, if you ever need to sign in to any Microsoft 365 app (including your CUIMC email) from off campus you will also need to use Duo multifactor authentication (MFA) as a final sign in step, such as accepting a notification prompt on your phone or tablet, entering a one time use passcode, or answering an automated phone call.
Available Microsoft Programs
- SharePoint - web sites providing several team and project collaboration features.
- OneDrive for Business - cloud-based file storage and synchronization for individual accounts.
- Office 365 apps - the current version of Microsoft's Office suite of programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. NOTE: See Email at CUIMC for details on obtaining and using your email@example.com email account, calendars, Outlook and related services.
- Sway - an online Microsoft 365 application that can be used to create and share interactive reports, presentations and more.
- Groups, Teams, and Planner - all provide easy ways to collaborate and communicate with other CUIMC Microsoft 365 account holders.
- Whiteboard - a collaborative digital canvas available from almost any internet-connected device or computer, as well as compatible conference room equipment.
- Bookings - a web and app based scheduling tool that lets you to create and manage calendars and appointments for yourself or a designated group, with options for self-service appointment scheduling, automated email and SMS reminders, and integration with individual Outlook calendar schedules.
- Stream - a secure enterprise video service to upload, share and view videos, including commenting and timecode tags. See Microsoft's website and Get Started with Stream for details.
- To-Do - simple, intelligent task lists and plans that integrate with Outlook. See Microsoft's website or the Quick Start guide for To-Do.
- Forms - a lightweight app to create and use surveys, polls and quizzes. See the Quick Start guide or browse and search the Forms help center.
- Yammer - an enterprise social network to help with connecting and communicating at CUMC. An overview, links to resources and more help are on the Microsoft 365 Yammer Enterprise page.
- Power Automate (formerly called Flow) - create and use online workflows to automate events across common apps and services. See Power Automate documentation for help and tutorials.
- PowerApps - build your own browser or mobile device based business apps with no coding experience required. See an overview and PowerApps Documentation for help.
- Power BI - a suite of business analytics tools to help turn data into easy to understand reports and dashboards. See details and get started learning Power BI.
While Power BI Pro, Visio, and Project are not included, they can be obtained via the forms linked under Submit a Service Request on this page; ARC billing information is required.
While CUIMC accounts generally provide access and eligibility, Microsoft software and services are "out of the box" and designed to be user-managed. For support other than instructions posted on the CUIMC IT website, please contact your CITG staff.
The Microsoft Support page also provides help with learning to use a program, finding out about features, and troubleshooting an issue.
More online training including the popular LinkedIn Learning online course site is free for Columbia and CUIMC affiliates. See Software and IT Training details.