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Student Tech Highlights

Studying on campus, remote, or hybrid? We've rounded up all the essential technology resources, links, and support you need!

Onboarding Essentials

collage of campus software tools and resourcesCampus Wi-Fi

Duo Multifactor Authentication

  • How to add your device(s) and setup Duo for secure access to campus systems.

Sac State Account

Password Reset

My Sac State + Student Center

Getting Around

Resources to manage your Sac State (SacLink) account, see password reset options, enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication, and learn about your Student Center on My Sac State.

Manage My Campus Account

Duo Housekeeping

New Device to Add to Duo?

Do you have a new or different device you'd like to use for your Duo authentication process? Follow these steps to add/update it:

Add New Device to Duo

Is your ENS Contact Information Current?

Make sure we can always alert you in the event of an emergency by checking and/or updating your Emergency Notification System (ENS) contact information including phone numbers and email addresses.

Verify ENS contact information

Coursework Tools & Accessibility

Search for Tools

Canvas, Microsoft 365, Zoom, Respondus Lockdown Browser - tap into campus-supported software tools and services or learn more about the tools you’re already using by looking them up in the Software & Tools Catalog.

Logging In

You can access course tools on desktop/laptop, tablets/iPad, and mobile devices. The login formula is the same across all tools: your Sac State credentials (user name, password).

Learn How to Use Them

Curated by the IRT Academic Technology Services (ATS), the Student Technology Resources (STR) tackles all of your course software “how do I’s?” and is a great reference to bookmark for anytime support.

Supporting How You Learn

BlackBoard Ally software logoUniversal Design for Learning (UDL) is an essential way we support how every student learns, and tools like BlackBoard's Ally in Canvas allows you to download alternative formats for course files and Canvas page content your instructors post so you can see, hear, and even translate readings to fit your unique learning needs.

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Classrooms & Computer/Virtual Labs

Campus teams continue to upgrade University learning spaces and ramp up internet connectivity in and out of the classroom.

Computer Labs & Virtual Computer Lab

image of software logos on a mobile phone home screenIn addition to on-campus Computer Labs we also offer a Virtual Lab which allows you to tap into campus Computer Lab software from your own device whether on or off-campus.

  • Free for all students
  • Access from any personal device - laptop, tablet, phone
  • Academic software essentials including Microsoft Office, MATLAB, IBM SPSS, and more

Computer Lab Locations & Virtual Lab Instructions

Laptop Checkout & Tech Equity

Here are helpful tech equity programs including:

  • Short and long-term laptop checkout program for academic use
  • Government assistance programs providing internet connectivity
  • Computer Labs, Virtual Lab access, and more!

Student Laptop Checkout Program

Internet Connection Options

If you're on campus, your devices should automatically recognize and connect to eduroam, our official campus internet. If you have new devices — or just new to being on campus — our campus wireless section covers device-specific connection instructions.

Campus Wireless & Remote Internet Options

What if I'm off campus?

If off-campus access is an issue, check out internet alternatives, including industry and government programs designed to help keep you connected.Alternative Internet Options

Campus Wireless Coverage

Need a place to study outside? We've got you! Nearly all campus areas have wireless coverage - and classrooms/learning spaces are also tapping into the power of Wi-Fi 6.

Pro tip: Depending on the age of your personal device(s) you bring to campus, you may need some driver updates to ensure your devices (laptops and mobile phones) are Wi-Fi 6 enabled.

View Campus Wi-Fi Map


Printing on Campus

While keeping it on screen is still best, look up participating campus PrintSmart kiosks to print or copy — or choose the sustainable option of scanning to OneDrive.

PrintSmart Locations + How To's

Poster & Coursework Printing Services

University Print & Mail Services is your go-to resource for on-campus printing needs (beyond basic copy/print/scan options through PrintSmart locations). For professional printing of posters and other coursework related printing, check out their offerings and rates!


Report Phishing

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Receive an email that may be suspicious? The PhishMe Reporter button is built into Microsoft Outlook menus and clicking the button automatically generates a report to the IRT Information Security Team. Text scams are also hitting campus - look out! Learn about phishing and how you can report suspicious activity.

Phishing Tips and How to Report

Duo Flooding

A new scam involves sending you a Duo push notification you didn't originate, which may mean your Sac State account has been compromised. Don't fall for it, and learn how to protect yourself from Duo flooding scams.

Get Support

Need help? Connect with the IRT Service Desk Team: