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Software from computer rooms – distance learning

IT Services has made selected programs, such as Matlab, SPSS, NVivo and Microsoft Office, accessible via a webpage that provides access to a local virtual IT environment called RDSH.

As a student, you have access to the webpage from any computer. Access the RDSH online environment here. We are expanding the list of programs available, even if not all programs may be available.

Log in to RDSH
You log in with your ORU account and password (same as you do in computer rooms).

To open files from Blackboard, email, OneDrive or similar, you must first open the web browser Edge once you are in the RDSH environment. Next, download the file(s) to the RDSH home directory by clicking download. Files will be found in the Downloads folder, and you can open them with the programs in RDSH.

If a program is missing or if programs are not working correctly, contact This is an email address.


Problems with email sent to Microsoft email accounts

It has been reported that there are occasional errors when emails are sent to Microsoft-owned email accounts. The reported error consists of some emails, sent from Örebro University correctly, not being delivered to the recipient’s inbox.  

Students with personal email accounts linked to e.g.,,,, and are affected. The reported error causes communication problems with these accounts.

We are currently in dialogue with Microsoft to try and speed up the process of resolving this. If you wish to register a different email address at Örebro University, go to Studenttjänster.

Information on signing up for exams and registering on courses can be found in Studentforum as usual.

Office 365 – Free for students

All students may download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free. You will have access the latest versions of familiar Office applications, wherever you need them. Office 365 includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Office 365 ProPlus supports the following devices:
  • PC computers and tablets, Windows 7 or later
  • Mac computers with Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • iPad operating system iOS 7.0 or later
  • Android operating system 4.1.2 or later

You can download Office 365 here

Log in with your ORU account followed by For example: This is an email address. Note this is for login purposes only, giving you access to Office 365 ProPlus. It is NOT a student email address. You have free access to Office 365 ProPlus for as long as you are an enrolled student at Örebro University.

Here you can read more about Office 365 ProPlus

Teams for students

Teams is a tool for online meetings and collaboration. All students have access to Microsoft Teams via their ORU account. You can use Teams to host a meeting with a number of participants. You can also create a team for more long-term collaboration. The group chat feature can be used for quick and more on-the-spot discussions. 

Read more about how to download and use Teams

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Active students at Örebro University have access to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. Azure Dev Tools also includes Microsoft's standard developer tools and software. The application area is mainly scientific/technical studies or for evaluation purposes. Azure Dev Tools for Teaching does not however provide access to MS Office.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching uses a web-based system (ELMS) to distribute Microsoft software and product keys via the Internet. In Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, each user must accept the terms before the software can be downloaded.

Note! When you have logged in, you need to type in Education in the search box and press the Enter key on the keyboard. This will take you to the software hub from where you are able to download software.

Click here to log in with your ORU account and to access Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Here you can read more about Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Click here to log in with your ORU account and to access Visual Studio


As a student at Örebro University, you may now download and install Matlab on your personal computer.

Here you will find instructions for installing Matlab


As a student, you may purchase a discounted SPSS license. The license is valid for 1 academic year and expires 31 August. Student rate is 300 SEK/licensing period. You may order and pay for your license at Student Services Centre in Långhuset. Requirements: enrolment on a course at ORU, a laptop and an email address.

After placing your order, an email containing a link will be sent to you. Upon receipt, bring your laptop with the email link to IT Services. Staff will then activate your SPSS license. IT Services is located in room L1419 in Långhuset.