Tech Tools for Remote Learning

Technology for Remote Learning

There are a variety of applications and resources to facilitate remote learning at DePaul. If you haven't already, please review the technology checklist for DePaul students. In order to be prepared to learn remotely, please review the following requirements/resources:

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
  2. Login using your BlueKey login credentials ( and 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 offers cloud-based document storage. It is also integrated with other Office 365 products.

Zoom Video Conferencing 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

Getting Started with Zoom in D2L

View these tutorial videos: How to do things in Zoom

Microsoft Office

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

  1. Go to
  2. Login using your BlueKey login credentials ( and password).

Virtual Lab Service

Students may access a virtual computer lab service, which offers some of the same software available in the labs, available from student’s Windows or Mac computer.

Get Help

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