To qualify, you must be a CS student and is currently enrolled in
a CS course or an instructor who is teaching a CS course.
For an instructor to sign up his/her students to the program,
email UA CS MSDNAA site administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
a .txt file containing the email addresses of the students enrolled in the
course. Name the .txt file with the course name and semester. Each email
address must be on a separate line. Student email addresses can be
obtained at ZiplineFacultyCenter by trying to
“NOTIFY LISTED STUDENTS” in a course and cut-and-past the addresses from
the “BCC” field.
For a student to join the program, just remind the instructor to
do the above if the instructor has not done so.
After being signed up, the students will receive an email sent by “University of Akron - Computer Science - DreamSparknoreply@e-academy.com” and titled “An account has
been created for you”. Follow the instructions in the email to register
and download software. Save the email for future reference. A student can
only download each piece of software once, but can use it for any length
of time for non-commercial purposes.
If you had an old MSDNAA account, you should
receive an email related to reactivation of the account.