The Interactive Arts and Media Program is a member of Microsoft's DreamSpark
(used to be MSDN Academic Alliance)
As members of MSDNAA all IAM students and faculty can obtain licenses to Microsoft platforms, servers, and developer tools software.
Check out what's included and read the FAQ.
Microsoft has licensed e-academy's ELMS system a turnkey solution to automate the distribution and tracking of software available under the MSDNAA
Program. The ELMS system provides a storefront that allows members to download MSDNAA software.
All students and faculty should already have an account who are taking or teaching a course in the IAM Department should already have an account. Your user name is your Loop/Columbia email address, and your password should have been emailed
to that address. If you did not receive it, go to the
reminder, and have your password emailed to your
Loop/Columbia email account.
This account will allow students to logon to ELMS and purchase Microsoft software for $0. One the software has been purchased the emls system
will email the student the required software key.
All of the CD/DVD images available on the storefront are available on the IAM network on a local server called
IAMLIBRARYv You can only access IAMLIBRARYv on campus. Once you have obtained your software key please bring a CD or DVD to IAM Lab and burn an image of the software.
Do I already have an account?
All student taking a course in the IAM Department will be added to the Academic Alliance during the second week of the course. You should receive an email from the ELMS system welcoming you to the program and asking to
verify you email. If you lost this email the ELM system can send it again using the forgot password link below.
Check here to see if you already have a MS Alliance account.
Your username should be your loop email address (FirstName.LastName@loop.colum.edu)
If you have an account your password will be emailed to you.
All students who are enrolled in an IAM course will get access to the ELM system after the second week of the semsester.