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Digital Skills Resources for Washingtonians: Microsoft LEARN (Formerly Imagine Academy)

Walk-through of available resources, learning paths, and value of outcomes.

What is Microsoft LEARN?

  • Microsoft LEARN is comprehensive library of free, often interactive learning materials to prepare learners from beginner through to expert knowledge in all Microsoft products.  
  • The Student Hub provides access to course materials, courses, and full learning paths to prepare anyone to master a Microsoft application, and/or prepare for certification!
  • This interactive tutorial walks you through how to navigate through the many resources available to Library staff and learners.
  • Microsoft LEARN is free and open to all, no library card required.

What is the Microsoft LEARN Educator Center?

The Microsoft Learn Educator Center is Microsoft’s centralized training and professional development platform for K12, where educators and school leaders can explore free learning and skills resources and learn about programs, professional development offerings, and Microsoft technologies that advance teaching and learning practices. Please let your education community know about these up-to-date resources to assist them in the changing education landscape. 

The Microsoft Learn for Educators program for technical skilling enables you to bring MOC and instructor-led training materials into a classroom or workshop setting. Eligible educators and faculty members at colleges, universities, community colleges, polytechnics, and secondary schools can access Microsoft ready-to-teach curriculum and teaching materials aligned to industry-recognized Microsoft Certifications. These certifications augment a student's existing academic path and validate the skills needed to be successful across a variety of technical careers.

While this content is geared towards educators, it is free and available for the general public as well.

When Did Microsoft Imagine Academy Transition to Microsoft LEARN?

On December 30, 2022, Microsoft transitioned their Imagine Academy program into Microsoft Learn.  All participating libraries were notified of the transition, and instructed to download any remaining MISA vouchers by December 31, 2022.  Those MSIA-provided vouchers are set to expire on October 31st, 2023.  

What Was Microsoft Imagine Academy?

From November 2013 through December 2022, the Washington State Library partnered with Microsoft Imagine Academy to provide Washington state residents free access to high quality online learning resources for Microsoft Office (productivity) applications, computer science, data science, IT infrastructure, and developer resources. WSL in partnership with Microsoft, provided Microsoft Official Academic Course e-textbooks, and Study Guides, plus accompanying assessments and practice files to support learners.