Current Student: Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 Setup Guide

These instructions are written for current students who wish to activate their Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office 365 accounts.

If you are a new student and have not yet activated your link blue account, please see our new student Google Apps setup guide or our new student Microsoft Office 365 setup guide.

If you are an employee, please see our employee Google Apps setup guide.


STEP 1

Please review the UK Google Apps Usage Notes before activating your account.

Start by visiting the UK Account Manager at http://ukam.uky.edu.

Log in with your link blue userID and password.

If you are a new student and have not yet activated your link blue account, please see our new student Google Apps setup guide or our new student Microsoft Office 365 setup guide.

If you are an employee, please see our employee Google Apps setup guide.

STEP 2

Once successfully logged into the UK Account Manager, you will see your current account Profile Settings.

In the Email section, locate the UK Google Apps Education Edition and/or UK Microsoft Office 365 settings and click the Activate link beside the account(s) you wish to activate.

STEP 3

On the next screen, you will be provided with your username and email address for your Google Apps account (linkblue@g.uky.edu) or Microsoft Office 365 account (linkblue@l.uky.edu).

You will also be prompted to create a new password for your Google Apps/Microsoft Office 365 account.

This password is separate from your link blue password and is in no way connected to your link blue account.

Once you enter a valid, secure password, simply click "Submit Change" to activate your new account.

STEP 4

After setting your password, you will be redirected back to your Account Manager Profile Settings page. A notification will be located at the top letting you know that your new account has been created and activated.

You will also be able to see your UK Google Apps Education Edition and/or Microsoft Office 365 username and email address in the Email settings section.

STEP 5 (Optional)

Email sent directly to your Google Apps (userID@g.uky.edu) or Microsoft Office 365 (userID@l.uky.edu) email addresses will be delivered directly to your UK Gmail or UK Outlook email account.

If you want email sent to your university email address forwarded to your new account as well, you can update your Email Delivery Location. To do this:

  • Click the Change link beside Email Delivery Location
  • Select your desired UK account (or select Other and enter your preferred non-UK email address)
  • Click Submit Change

The change will be immediately reflected in your Profile Settings.

STEP 6

To complete account activation, click the logo below, log in with the userID and password you just created, and follow the prompts.

Google Apps for Education

Microsoft Office 365

TIP

If you do not plan to check the email accounts associated with your UK Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365 accounts, you can forward email sent to those accounts to an alternate preferred address.

859-218-HELP (859-218-4357) 218help@uky.edu

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