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To use Microsoft One Drive and Sharepoint, 2 Step Authentication may be required. You can set up two factor authentication using the following methods below.

To Add more than one method, first login to your account. Click on your account name in the upper right , click on View Account, then click on Security Info.

Skype for Business (Microsoft) is a powerful way to instantly communicate with LIU colleagues. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, or make a voice call. Skype for Business makes online communication more collaborative and engaging. And, you can use Skype for Business from nearly any computer or mobile device, on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access. For Video Meetings please use Zoom for LIU. Skype for Business is available for both Windows and Mac computers. Skype for Business is not available for Linux operating systems.
Microsoft Training Center

LIU is providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to all active faculty, staff and students at no cost via the Microsoft Office in Education program.

Employees and students of the University may install this suite of productivity software on their personal devices, including desktops and laptops, tablets, and smart phones. This free version includes widely used Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

The Office 365 ProPlus license remains active until you leave the University. At that point, you’ll be prompted to pay a license fee to Microsoft or stop using Microsoft Office.To download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free please log in via the LIU Microsoft Web Applications Login page.


Creating Presentations in Powerpoint

LIU has expanded its services with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform to include OneDrive for Business, a cloud-based solution for storing, syncing and sharing files.
OneDrive for Business makes it easy to collaborate with multiple people on files across different web browsers and operating systems, including iOS. OneDrive for Business also features 1 TB of file storage for each individual with an account.
Some benefits of OneDrive for Business include:

  • Real-time collaboration editing documents using the online Office Web Apps or Office client apps
  • Sharing files with others and managing who can edit documents
  • Accessing the same files via a phone, tablet or computer

OneDrive for Business is different than OneDrive. A OneDrive account is tied to a personal Microsoft consumer account that is not managed by LIU. An OneDrive for Business account is tied to University Single Sign on ID managed by the University.

Login with your University Full Name as Username and the University email pwd. (When option is given at the Microsoft login screen, select the institutional or Work email field, not​ Personal). You will be prompted to setup your Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) with a mobile phone. Please complete that, as the service is secured and mandates this.


  1. From Microsoft available at:
  2. A quick start sheet


Upload Files and Folders

Share Files and Folders

( Note: Sharing is only enabled for LIU email accounts ONLY. External sharing is not enabled.)

Skype for Business (Microsoft) is a powerful way to instantly communicate with LIU  colleagues. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, or make a voice call. Skype for Business makes online communication more collaborative and engaging. And, you can use Skype for Business from nearly any computer or mobile device, on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.
For Video Meetings please use Zoom for LIU.
Skype for Business is available for both Windows and Mac computers. Skype for Business is not available for Linux operating systems.


Mobile Apps Desktop

Quick Help Guides:

During Skype setup you will need 3 sets of information.
Email: your full email(
Username: liunetflastname
Password: your LIU password
If you get to a screen like this during setup:

Input your password to proceed (after receiving an error message)

At the next screen, input the username in the liunetusername format and your password

You should be able to log in.
If it is still not successful, please submit a help ticket.
Select the guides below for Downloading and Log-on instructions.
Skype for Business on an Android Device
Skype for Business on a iOS Device
Skype for Business on a MacBook Computer
Skype for Business on a Windows Computer

Start an Instant Message (IM) Text Conversation

Find a Contact
Type a name into the find someone text box. Right-click the name to add that person to a contact group.
Determine Availability
Easily determine someone’s availability by checking for a green check next to their avatar (picture) in Outlook or Skype for Business. Red or yellow indicates that person is unavailable. Presence is determined by your LIU calendar, or you can manually update your status through Skype for Business.
Instant Message a Contact
Double-click or right-click a contact name and type your message into the text box. Enter sends the message. Right-click a user’s name in an email to add their name as a Skype for Business contact.

Learn more

Introduction to Skype for Business
Presence and IM

Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered workspace in Office 365. It brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place, so everyone has instant access to everything they need.

To get started using Microsoft Teams:

  1. Go to (this page)
  2. Click the “log In to Microsoft ” button on the right and use your LIU email and password
  3. Click the waffle grid on the top left (above the house) and find “Teams”
  4. A new tab (or window depending on settings) will open with the teams Interface

If desired, you can download the teams desktop or mobile app by clicking on your profile icon in the top right.

Helpful Tips for Setting Up Teams

  1. Create a Team: Hints for naming Teams…
    • The name of the Team is public, even if the content is private
    • Be specific, Include segment, business unit or department prefixes and acronyms
    • Include “Project Team” or “Working Group” for Teams set up around commonly-known programs and services
  2. Channels:
    • Dedicated sections within a Team to keep conversations organized
    • Organize by topic, department, client, project
    • Currently, everyone on a Team has access to every channel. Private channels are coming soon.
    • Every channel has its own conversation space, apps, notebook, document library, etc. These are organized as tabs across the top.
    • Create a channel video
  3. Tabs: Tabs, added along the top of a channel, can contain a document from your files area which is especially important to that channel (such as a project charter), or an application like a Planner project plan, a Youtube video, or a polling application like Polly. Learn more about tabs.
  4. Notify others: Notify your teammates about conversations in Teams. The Teams equivalent of addressing someone on the To: line in an email is  @-mention. You can @mention an entire team, a channel, or an individual. Teams offers an opportunity to replace email threads with Teams conversations. Learn more.
  5. Integrate apps: Apps, bots, and connectors integrate into a channel. You can get data from your social media accounts like Twitter or Facebook, have a personal assistant schedule meetings and track your packages, or keep your project plans in a channel for all to find. Learn more about using apps with Teams. 

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching delivers professional development tools, software, and services to faculty and students in LIU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs with low-cost subscriptions from Microsoft. Students receive developer tools from Microsoft at no cost – everything needed to create apps, games and websites. These tools can be downloaded directly from Microsoft to your PC.
This was previously known as Microsoft DreamSpark and then Microsoft Imagine


Students enrolled in or faculty teaching a STEM program can install a variety of Microsoft applications on their desktop or laptop at no cost.
Software acquired through a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription may also be installed on any number of departmental lab machines (depending on the licensing and courses the school or department offer). The software must be used for instructional and research purposes; it may not be used to run the infrastructure of the department.

Key Features

  • Software can be downloaded from the Microsoft Education Hub Store.
  • More than 20 Microsoft Product Families are available, from applications such as Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project, to SharePoint Server, SQL Server Enterprise, and more.
  • Easy access through your LIU account
  • Software usage for learning and research is unlimited. It cannot be used for business or for-profit ventures.

What to Expect

This service is provided, and availability is determined, by Microsoft.


Eligible clients must be either a registered student enrolled in, or a faculty member teaching a University sponsored STEM program, as defined by Microsoft’s STEM Definition Guidelines.

Getting Started

Before using the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, users must verify their academic status.  Follow the steps below to verify you account.

  1. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Del on your keyboard (shortcut is applicable for IE and Edge).
  2. Close the browser and reopen it.
  3. Use an InPrivate browser by pressing Ctrl + Shift + P on your keyboard (also applicable for IE and Edge).
  4. Go to
  5. Enter your full LIU e-mail address along with your password.
  6. Click the top radio button to agree with the new terms and conditions (the other two are optional). Next page will be the Education Hub.

To access the Education Hub, follow the steps below:

  1. Using an InPrivate or Incognito browser, go to:
  2. Click on the blue “Sign In” button and enter your school-provided email address along with your password.
  3. Upon signing in, you may be asked to agree to the terms and conditions (for first time users). If not, you should be routed to the Education | Overview page.
  4. To see software available, please click Software located on left-hand side of the page to see all software available to download.

A new vision for Microsoft Stream empowers users to create, share, discover, and manage video just as they would any other file.
With video that will be stored in Microsoft 365, the new version of Stream builds on the rich content management features of SharePoint and unlocks the intelligence of Microsoft Graph to enhance videos across Microsoft 365. The earlier version of Stream will now be known as Microsoft Stream (Classic) and the new version will be known as Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint) or Stream (on SharePoint).
Microsoft Stream—the intelligent video app in Microsoft 365—is being re-imagined and rebuilt to integrate seamlessly with applications across the suite, so you can create, share, discover, and manage video as easily as any Office document.
Video and audio files will be stored on the SharePoint files platform within Microsoft 365 like all other file types. Already today, SharePoint powers file experiences for Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Yammer, and Outlook.
Useful links:
Getting Started with Microsoft Stream
Upload a video
Share a video

Sharing a Video into Blackboard

  1. Click on the Share button
  2. Click on the “Embed” tab
  3. Copy everything in the window
  4. Create a new content item in Black board and in the text area click on the button that has the “<>” icon.
  5. Paste the copied code in.