Here you will find resources enabling participation in WPI courses. You may request assistance from Information Technology using the Get Support options at the  bottom of this and all WPI Hub pages. As you proceed through the tasks, you are welcome to click the red button to check items off your list.

WPI Account Access and Onboarding

First Time Login

Information about how to access your account and set your password.

  • Login to your email account with your WPI credentials.
First Time Login
  • Install the Microsoft Authenticator application to verify your logins through Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
Configure MFA


  • Login to Workday to complete onboarding tasks and add contact information.
Workday Login
  • Register for courses in Workday.
Course Registration Instructions
  • Provide official transcripts.
View transcript instructions

Email and File Storage

Your account enables access to Microsoft 365, including applications such as Word, Excel, Teams, Forms, etc. Here you can:

  • Open your WPI email with Outlook in Microsoft 365 using your WPI username and password.
  • Save files using OneDrive, where WPI provides you 1 TB of storage space.  
Microsoft 365

WPI Network

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be used to securely access WPI network resources from anywhere you have an internet connection. Through the VPN you can access terminal services and network shares.

  • Review the Acceptable Use Policy which governs the use of the Virtual Private Network.
Acceptable Use Policy
  • Install and connect to the VPN client.
  • Review the WPI resources requiring the VPN to access.
VPN Usage

Computer Recommendations

While remotely accessible versions of software are available, you may still need to download certain software to a personal device. As such, having a computer that meets the recommendations listed below would be optimal.

  • Explore computer recommendations for new students.
Computer Recommendations

Course Resources

Canvas is WPI's Learning Management System, providing a customized interface to course content, projects, and more.

  • Ensure that you can access Canvas and your course(s) appear.

The WPI bookstore online search shows required and recommended course materials.

  • Search for course materials and virtual textbooks
WPI Bookstore Course Materials Finder

Collaboration Tools

Web Conferencing

WPI provides options for individuals or groups to conduct a web conferences and remote meetings with others.

Minimum Connection Speeds
WPI recommends a minimum 1.5 Mbps download and upload speed for video conferencing
  • Install Microsoft Teams which provides instant messaging, screen sharing, audio sharing, and video sharing.
Get Started with Microsoft Teams
  • Install Zoom and login with your WPI credentials for video conferencing and webinars for courses, group meetings, and some university events. 
Use Zoom for Conferencing

Software and Research Resources

Software Library

Academic and productivity software is installed on virtual machines and terminal servers. Many of these applications can be installed on personal machines as well. 

  • Search for software available at WPI, including details about versions and installation information.
Software Library
  • Access the Terminal Servers using your preferred remote desktop program. The servers enable use of many software applications without the need to install them.
Terminal Services


The Library provides a variety of electronic resources to support your needs.

  • Review library resources, including databases, guides, journals, etc.
Library Databases
  • Explore the Global Lab's Canvas resources about developing videos, websites, photography, visuals, podcasts, and more.
Global Lab