Students

Part 1: Getting ready to start at Georgia State | Part 2: After you arrive at Georgia State

Getting ready to start at Georgia State:

Icon for Activating your CampusIDStep 1: Activate your CampusID

You’ll use your CampusID to access many technical systems on campus, including the wireless network and email.

Step 2: Access your PantherMail student email account

PantherMail is your student email account and is the email address at which you’ll receive official notifications from the university.

software_download_iconStep 3: Download FREE, university-licensed software on your computer

GSU offers free software to their students to aid their classes and coursework, including the complete Microsoft Office Suite, Antivirus software, and more.

Icon for Campus emailStep 4: Check out available computer discounts

Shopping for a new computer? Take advantage of these discounts available to members of the GSU community.

Icon for GSU AppStep 5: Get the GSU app

Stay up-to-date with the latest campus news and sports using the GSU mobile app!

Step 6: Read through the university’s campus IT policies

As a new GSU student, there are a few policies at Georgia State you should know about. Be sure to read:


After you arrive at Georgia State:

Icon for the Wireless NetworkStep 1: Connect to GSU’s wireless network, CatChat2x

The CatChat2x wireless network is available nearly anywhere on campus, and you can log in using your CampusID and password.

Icon for Desire2Learn and online learningStep 2: Familiarize yourself with our online learning system (Desire2Learn).

At GSU, faculty may choose to use the central online learning management system, Desire2Learn, to offer or supplement courses virtually.
(Please note that you will not be able to log in to Desire2Learn until 24 hours after you register for your first class.)

skydrive_webapps_iconStep 3: Explore your OneDrive Account

OneDrive Pro gives you 25GB of free cloud storage that’s accessible online from your campus email account. Included in OneDrive are Microsoft Office Web Apps, which are light, online versions of Office Suite programs, such as Word or Excel.

Icon for Computer LabsStep 4: Locate GSU’s Computer Labs and Printing Stations

Student computer labs and stations for printing (Panther Print) are available at many locations across campus.

Icon for Technical Support from the IS&T Help CenterStep 5: Know where to go for technology support

The IS&T Help Center is your front-line resource for help and technical support. Contact the IS&T Help Center at help@gsu.edu or 404-413-4357 (HELP).

Icon for additional training and learning resourcesStep 6: Discover more technology resources to support your success

  • Lynda.com – Train online with video tutorials in areas such as animation, audio and video editing, software development, photography, and graphic and web design.
  • Training Workshops – In-Person training in popular programs and tools.
  • SkillSoft – Get online training and accreditation for technical and business skills.
  • Digital Aquarium – Experience multimedia by checking out video equipment, attending audio and video editing workshops, or using the available recording studio in this high-end computer lab.
  • iTunes U – Download podcasts and other academic material from GSU’s iTunesU account.
 
Started using your OneDrive online storage yet? Here are 5 most requested new features unveiled. via @GSUTechnology