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Welcome to SIU! Learn more about the technology available to you

Technology Resources, Services, and Support

As a new student, you are probably overwhelmed with information. As often happens, if you are not told something when you start to school, it may never come up again. To make sure that you do know about the technology tools and resources that are available to you on campus, the Office of Information Technology assembled this list.

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A-Z Resource Listing

View a comprehensive list of technology-related resources that are available to students. 

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Technology Support

Learn about (or contact) Salukitech, your primary resource for technology support. 

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Computer Purchasing

Learn about educational discounts that are available to you from Apple and Dell.

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Software

View a list of software that is available for free or at a discount. Submit a request for academic software now.

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Printing

There are over 20 printing locations around campus. Learn where they are, how much it costs, and how to print. 

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Computer Labs

Learn where Mac, Windows, and Linux computer labs are located across campus and what software is available.

A-Z Resource Listing

Learn more about the technology resources that available to as an SIU student. These resources include those provided by the Office of Information Technology, as well as, from other departments across campus.


3-D Printing

Morris Library has 3-D printers which allows users to create physical objects from digital models. All members of the university community and public are encouraged to make use of this new technology. To get started, fill out and submit a request form.

Alternate Format Textbooks/Course Materials

Students with visual or mobility impairments, learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder may be eligible for textbooks and other course materials to be provided in alternative formats.

Ask a Librarian

Stuck on a research paper? Need help finding a book? Start a live chat with a Morris librarian. They will help you find whatever you need, from wherever you are.

Assistive Technology

Students can receive a free consultation about available technology options through Disability Support Services. In some cases, assistive technology equipment may be loaned to enrolled students. 

BigDawg Supercomputer

BigDawg is a 34.7 TereFLOP supercomputer with computing speeds comparable to the fastest academic supercomputers in the world. It is available to students at no cost for intensive research activities. If you can imagine it, you can do it with BigDawg! If you’re not sure what to do with the supercomputer, there are also project ideas to get you started.  

Computer Labs

There are many academic computer labs and technology-enabled classrooms throughout campus. Some labs are Mac or PC only, while others may have a mixture of devices. All labs include software and tools to help you succeed!

Computer Learning Centers

The Computer Learning Centers (CLC’s) are the computer labs managed by the Office of Information Technology. As with the departmental computer labs, the CLC’s offer a mixture of devices and all include software and tools to help you succeed. The CLC’s also have printer access.

DegreeWorks 

Degree Works is a web-based tool that helps students and academic advisors monitor a student’s progress toward degree completion. It provides an easy-to-read worksheet that shows students how courses they have taken at SIU (or transferred) count towards degree requirements.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) provides academic and programmatic support services to students with permanent or temporary disabilities. These services range from alternate format textbooks and closed captioning to transportation and housing assessments. To contact DSS, visit Woody Hall B104 or call (618) 453-5738.

D2L

D2L (also referred to as MyCourses) is the online location for all your course information and materials. Depending on the course, D2L may be used by your instructors for group discussions, quizzes, exams, and/or assignment submission.

Emergency Alert Signup Instructions

SIU sends emergency alerts to students in the event of campus closures, weather hazards, or other emergency situations. To make sure that you are signed up for these alerts, follow the signup tutorial.

Emegency Website

SIU maintains an Emergency Website which includes information on signing up for emergency alerts, who to contact during an emergency, and emergency response checklists.

Free/Discounted Software

The Office of Information Technology offers a variety of free and discounted software to students. Students must submit a request for the software and will usually receive a response within 24-48 business hours. Not sure what software is available? View a list of software that you can request.

Laptop Checkout

Morris Library has laptops available for students to checkout for four-hour time periods while studying in the library.

Livescribe Smart Pen

When faculty members are unable to provide notes, Disability Support Services can loan students a Livescribe Smartpen so they can take notes and playback parts of the lecture from their notes.

MyCourses

MyCourses (also referred to as D2L) is the online location for all your course information and materials. Depending on the class, MyCourses may be used by your instructor for group discussions, quizzes, exams, and/or assignment submission.

Printers on Campus

SalukiTech Campus-Wide Printing Services (CWPS) provides and maintains printers for students to use. These printers are conveniently located in more than 30 locations across campus — including Computer Learning Centers, Morris Library, and campus housing.

Safe Walk App

The Department of Public Safety has developed a mobile app that pairs students, faculty, and staff walking to various campus locations with an escort. The SIU Safe Walk app is available free through your app store. When a walk is requested, a confirmation email will be sent from the DPS dispatcher on duty. Saluki Patrol officers will meet the person requesting the walk at the designated start location and time. 

Saluki Cares

Saluki Cares offers students a supportive and encouraging partnership by linking them with the appropriate resources. They will assist you with academic or financial concerns, among a variety of other issues.

SalukiNet

SalukiNet is a single sign-on web portal that connects students to important services and tools. It is an easy way for students to find class registration, bursar bills, financial aid, course information, and much more – all in one centralized location.

SalukiTech Solution Center

The SalukiTech Call Center provides students with phone support for SIU-related technology issues. We provide solutions to get you up and running quickly and work to make the experience as stress-free as possible. We are also available by email, live chat, or through a help ticket on our website.

SalukiTech Printing Services

SalukiTech Campus-Wide Printing Services (CWPS) provides and maintains printers for use by students. These printers are conveniently located in more than 30 locations across campus – including public spaces and campus housing. Information about cost and refunds, printer locations, and reporting issues can be found on our website.

SalukiTech Software Licensing

SalukiTech offers a variety of free and discounted software to currently enrolled students who meet eligibility requirements. A list of currently available software can be found on our website, as well as our Software Request Form.

SIU Public Safety on Facebook

The SIU Campus police maintain a Facebook page to notify students, faculty and staff about safety resources, emergency situations, campus road or parking lot closures, and any other information.

SIU Public Safety on Twitter

The SIU Campus police maintain a Twitter account to notify students, faculty and staff about safety resources, emergency situations, campus road or parking lot closures, and any other information.