Information Technology Services

Contact Information

Offices: May Hall, Rooms 4, 9 and 11.
Phone: 701-483-2838

Expanded Help Desk: 866-457-6387

Blue Hawk Virtual Lab

Access the Blue Hawk Virtual Lab.

Remember to log in to One Drive with your and save your files there!

Blue Hawk Virtual Lab Video Demonstration

Available apps:

  • Accupower
  • ArcGIS
  • CowBytes
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Minitab
  • Quickbooks
  • SPSS

Here are a few additional apps available for DSU students to download on personal computers:

Guest Use Procedure

  • Each individual that requests access is logged with their name, time, and affiliation on a written form.
  • These written logs must be kept for a minimum of 30 days.
  • ITS provides the guest credentials to the department or office requesting access for their guest(s).
  • When the guest or event is done, the account is locked, and the password is changed.

If you need further assistance or have more questions, please contact ITS.

Additional instructions for connecting to DSU wireless internet.

Wireless Internet/Residence Halls Network

To make your academic life a little easier, wireless network connectivity is available in all campus housing units. There are two SSIDs: DSU_Housing (underscore) and DSU-Housing (hyphen). To gain access to wireless from your TV or game console, connect to DSU-Housing (hyphen) and authenticate with your Campus Connection credentials (firstname.lastname). For all other devices (phones, tablets, etc.), use DSU_Housing (underscore).

You also have the option for a wired internet connection. Each room has two available ports for connectivity. However, each user is required to provide their own network cable.

In addition to the residence halls, wireless internet is also available throughout campus buildings. The wireless ID is “DSU”.

Authentication to “DSU” SSID requires you to provide your Campus Connection/NDUS account credentials (same as logging in to a DSU lab computer) to connect to “DSU” wireless ID. You will input these credentials on a web authentication portal page when you open your web browser. If it does not automatically redirect, please manually type in a webpage (such as and it should force a redirect to the authentication page.

The ITS Help Desk asks that you call them at 701-483-2838 if you experience any problems connecting to the network.

Free Student and Employee Software

Microsoft Office 365

If you are a current DSU student or employee, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to you at no cost. If you are a DSU student, you must be enrolled for college credit. If you are an employee, you must be actively employed by DSU to be eligible for the program. Whether you are a student or an employee, you must connect to the Internet once every 30 days to confirm your eligibility status.

Your download will include the following:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC or Mac
  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, and more (Note: Access and Publisher are not available for Mac.)
  • Office Mobile for iPhone
  • Office Mobile for Android

You can use this on up to five PC or Mac computers. You can also use Office Mobile for Android or iPhone on up to five mobile devices. It is a full version of Office and is available for offline use.

Office 365 ProPlus Download Instructions:

  1. Go to
  2. Students and employees log in using your email address (typically and password.
  3. Click on the App Launch icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  4. Select “Office 365.”
  5. Click on “Install Office.”
  6. Run the setup file and follow the instructions.

Antivirus Software Download

The North Dakota University System moved to implement Microsoft’s Forefront Endpoint Protection software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free application that can be downloaded for use on employee/student personal computers. It's available from Microsoft here or the NDUS software download page. Currently, there is not a Forefront installation for Macintosh computers. There are many antivirus solutions for the Macintosh computer, both free and retail. While DSU does not endorse any program, free programs such as ClamXav can provide effective protection.

Computer Labs

Click for schedules:

May Hall, Room 1

May Hall, Room 7

May Hall, Room 19

Murphy Hall, Room 159

Ag. Department, Room 103

Blue Hawk Virtual Lab

Stoxen Library (open lab/no classes)

Remote Lab Access

Tip: Recommended browser is Firefox. You may notice an “Aborted” error while using other browsers.

Step 1. Sign in with campus connection credentials HERE.

Step 2. Choose a computer lab from the map.

Step 3. Pick an available lab machine and click “connect”. Green indicates “available”, Red indicates “in use”, and Blue indicates “powered off”.

When you are finished, please close the session by clicking the “x” on your browser tab, or double-click the “Sign Out” shortcut on the desktop.

Security and Acceptable Use

NDUS Computer and Network Policy

DSU Computer Use Procedure

DSU Network Traffic Procedure

DSU Printing Procedure

To print on campus using your local computer

Download web print instructions here.

DUO Two-Factor Authentication

Dickinson State University uses DUO Two-Factor Authentication to protect electronic information on email accounts. DUO makes sure that you are the only person who can log in to your account, even if someone knows your password. It does this by verifying your identity with a second device like a cell phone, desk phone, tablet, or hardware token.

Using the DUO application with a cell phone, land line, or tablet is free. A hardware token can be used with DUO for a nominal, one-time fee. A hardware token is a small device, about the size of flash drive, that will generate a code for secondary authentication when commanded.

To purchase a hardware token:

  • The cost of the token is $8.00
  • Bring the token to ITS (May Hall, Room 9) to program and activate.

DUO Desktop Instructions

DUO Mobile App Installation

Installation - Microsoft Outlook Mobile App

  1. Download and install the Microsoft Outlook app from your device's app store.
  2. Open the Microsoft Outlook App once it is finished installing.
  3. Click "Get Started."
  4. Enter your DSU email username (typically
  5. Click "Continue."
  6. Enter your NDUS ID password.
  7. Click "Sign in."
  8. If you are enrolled in DUO Two-Factor Authentication, you will be prompted by DUO to authorize the login attempt.
  9. Click "Skip" when prompted to add another account.
  10. Click through the tutorial screens or click "Skip" to be taken into your account.

Study Tools

Dickinson State University uses a variety of technology to support your learning experience. Instructors and students are invited to contact the TREC office with any questions.


DSU uses Blackboard to connect online students with courses and professors. Each course offered online will have a page on Blackboard for you to gain access to online discussions, available resources, and research materials.

Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning)

Hoonuit is an online, on-demand training site that offers over 50,000 tutorial videos on over 250 applications, including Microsoft and Adobe. Topics are subdivided into small lessons and presented in videos about one or two minutes long. 24/7 access to training offers easy, flexible learning!

Blackboard Collaborate
Using microphone, webcam, and speaker capabilities, Blackboard Collaborate allows you to connect with your instructor and other students in real time. You can communicate and share information either through a share-screen function or the distribution of files.

With NetTutor, you experience online tutoring that is simple, fast, and always available. You can connect with live tutors from any computer that has internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. This service provides academic support for you if you are unable to schedule appointments during the on-campus Tutoring Center’s regular business hours.

YuJa records class time and course content for you to watch live or review in your own time. YuJa is used across campus by instructors in the face-to-face classrooms, IVN classrooms, and online. These recordings can be accessed within Blackboard course pages using the YuJa link.