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Student Guide

Being successful means having the right tools. Follow these tips to get started with technology at Indiana University.
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Get connected

  • Connect to eduroam on any IU campus simply by using the Eduroam Network Setup Tool.

  • Use the Duo mobile app on iOS or Android for easy Two-Step Login.

  • Wi-Fi connectivity outside is available in select locations across all IU campuses.

  • Find everything from bus routes and advising appointments to your classes and your CrimsonCard balance, all in one place.

  • Connect to IU PublicNet for home gaming systems and smart TVs. Check to see which devices are incompatible.

  • Get your most important work done at the Student Technology Centers (STCs or computer labs) and print your documents securely from any device.

  • Set up email, Wi-Fi, security, and apps like IU Mobile on your mobile device.

  • In addition to IU email, file storage, and basic computing accounts, students have access to research and specialized systems.

Find tech tools and IT help

Support your student journey

  • Canvas

    Never lose your class syllabus, miss an announcement, or forget a due date with Canvas, IU’s learning management software. Log in to Canvas.

  • IT Training

    Online courses, webinars, special events, and discounted training from leading vendors are available to learn the latest tech tools.

  • NameCoach

    The NameCoach tool in Canvas helps instructors and students learn how to pronounce others' names. Record your own name and listen to others'.

  • Zoom

    Create a personalized online meeting room to share presentations, images, video chat, and screen share with up to 100 people at a time. Most online classes are conducted via Zoom. Log in to Zoom.

  • iGPS

    Guide your academic path with the iGPS (Interactive Graduation Planning System) Plan, IU's enhanced tool for academic planning. To access the planner, go to iGPS Plan.

  • Online Student Center

    The Student Center is an online hub where you can access class planning software, view financial aid information, register for classes, and much more.

  • Learning.IU

    Find support and resources to continue your successful IU experience.

  • Microsoft Teams

    Teams is a collaboration tool that gives you the ability to work together with video, chat, and file sharing.

Stay secure

Follow these tips to keep your data and devices secure and stay safe online.
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Featured resource

IT Animal crossing: student technology at Indiana University

Follow Lucy as she makes the rounds at "Camp Reboot," IU's IT orientation camp. Learn about technology resources, including software, useful apps, and more in this video series.
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