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.
A-Z Resource Listing
View a comprehensive list of technology-related resources that are available to students.
Learn about (or contact) Salukitech, your primary resource for technology support.
View a list of software that is available for free or at a discount. Submit a request for academic software now.
There are over 20 printing locations around campus. Learn where they are, how much it costs, and how to print.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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 (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 (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.
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.
SIU maintains an Emergency Website which includes information on signing up for emergency alerts, who to contact during an emergency, and emergency response checklists.
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.
Morris Library has laptops available for students to checkout for four-hour time periods while studying in the library.
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 (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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.