Software and systems

There are a variety of programmes that you as a student at MDU can use, even on private computers and mobile units.

Here is a list of the programmes that you can use free of charge:

  • Affinity
  • Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (Microsoft Imagine )
  • Endnote X9
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SpellRight
  • StavaRex
  • Talsyntesen TorTalk

The learning platform Canvas

In Canvas you submit your study assignments and keep in touch with your teachers and other students.

Canvas in your smartphone

You can use the Canvas Student app for Android or IOS.


Under ”Help” in the Canvas menu there are several support alternatives: you can for example ring round the clock to 020-88 98 12 (English-speaking) or chat (in English) with Canvas support.

Office 365 - student e-mail

Office 365 is a web-based package solution that gives you the opportunity to work with email and documents via the web and also to save files in OneDrive for Business. You also have the possibility to install Microsoft Office on up to five private computers for as long as you are a student at MDU.

You log in with your student email and your password (the same password as for your student account). Always use this link when you want to log in to your student email:
www.outlook.com/student.mdu.se External link.

If you want to have your email as an app you can download OWA, which exists in both iPhone and Android versions.

Forward your student email
to a private email address

Log in to Student email, at the top of the page, choose cogwheel Settings --> Mail. Choose Forwarding. If you don't see this option, it's not available for your account. You can forward email to one other account. 

Further instructions how to forward email from Office 365 to another email account External link.

Install Microsoft Office on a private computer

Here’s how to install Office 365:

  • Go in to www.outlook.com/student.mdu.se External link. and log in with your student email address and password.
  • Click on Office 365 in the upper menu.
  • On the right under ”Install Office apps”, click the drop-down arrow and select ”Office 2016” or ”other installation alternatives” and log in with your student email address and password.

At Microsofts support pages External link. you can get more help with the installation.

Save your files on OneDrive

You can save your documents in OneDrive for Business in Office365. You get into OneDrive via the Office365 menu when you are logged in to your student email.

You can also log in via https://onedrive.live.com/about/sv-se/signin/ External link.; you log in with your student email and password.

The maximum size for a file is 2GB and you can store up to 1TB.

Save your files at Home Directory

When you log in to an MDU computer, your home directory H:\ automatically connects. Here you can also save your documents and you can store up to 2 Gb. You will find your home directory in the explorer.

Adobe Creative Cloud

In some computer rooms at MDU, Adobe Create Cloud is installed and can be used by students.

Due to new version and license management of Adobe Creative Cloud, you first need to log in to use the programmes on MDU's student computers.

Do this:

When you start an Adobe programme on your computer, an Adobe ID Sign in box appears, in the Email address field you only fill in student.mdh.se, then you are redirected to MDU's login page, where you log in with your student account .

The Student Centre

If you need help, please contact the Student Centre at studenttorget@mdu.se