Online Resources for Students

To ensure a successful educational experience, including maximizing student learning and engagement in an online environment, see the array of resources listed below. Additional resources will be added to the list as they become available.

Managing your UNI


Maximizing Student Online Learning & Engagement


Recommendations and Helpful Instructions
Computer Configuration and Related Recommendations (PDF: 3 pages)

How a Chromebook Differs from a Laptop

Brief Computing and Instructional Technology Information Sheet (PDF: 1 page)

Floorplan of CSSW Computer Lab


Getting the Most Out of Your Internet Connection

        Connect to the router via ethernet cable. This may require a 25ft cable to reach your study place. Ethernet is not as convenient as wireless, but provides a more stable connection that is less susceptible to interference.

        If ethernet is not viable, move as close to WiFi router as possible

        Minimize the number of other devices on Wifi by turning them off or turning off Wifi on those devices

        Close tabs and programs that may be using the network connection on the computer. 

        Restart the computer one hour before class.

        Call ISP to update modem/router software if it hasn't been updated in a year

Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds

WiFi Troubleshooting for Zoom


Finding Low Cost Internet and Computers in your Area target="_blank"


Canvas Information and Tutorials

Canvas Overview  Watch Video or visit Tutorial Page

Student QuickStart Guide

Update Your Notification Preferences Visit Tutorial Page

Canvas on your web-enabled phone Watch Video or Visit Tutorial Page

Getting help Link to Canvas Help Page

Communication in Canvas Watch Video

Using Groups Watch Video

Student Collaborations Watch Video or Visit Tutorial Page

Conferences Visit Tutorial Page

Assignments Watch Video or Visit Canvas Help Page

Submitting Assignments Watch Video Visit Tutorial Page

Software for Classes

Access Statistics software (SPSS or STATA)

Microsoft Office Download (one time only per student)

Mobile Device Setup Instructions

Student Services Online (SSOL):
Student account, schedules, records, financial aid, grades and more.

Turnitin, a web-based Plagiarism Prevention Tool

Creating your account

Accessing Turnitin


Zoom Information and Resources

Zoom Client Download

Zoom Quick Guide for Students

Zoom Test

Technical Help FAQ