WSU Graduate Student Technology Guide

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Announcements and Updates

  • 10-25-2021: Zoom Client Feature Update to 5.8.3. In addition to bug fixes, this update includes advanced polling features and two-way waiting room chat. Review the release notes and instructions for updating your Zoom client
  • 10/21/2021: Brightspace 20.21.10 available. PDFs can be printed from Content, Discussion dates made more consistent with other tools for Spring '22 courses, improvements to image editing in many tools.
  • 10/14/2021: Spring '22 course shells available in Brightspace. Teachers can begin authoring spring content in the live courses.
For older announcements and updates, check the News Archive.

Featured Articles

The following resources highlight technology-related topics of special interest to graduate students. Featured articles will change regularly.

WSU computers are pre-configured by our campus IT department with general purpose software that meets the needs of most users. For discipline-specific or course-specific programs, WSU also offers additional software that is available to download on any WSU computer at any time.

Do You Have a Reliable Computer?

Do you have a reliable and powerful enough computer to succeed academically? Although graduate students are not required to participate in WSU's eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program, it may be a good option for you, providing a powerful laptop, supported software, and full integration with all campus network services. You can opt into the program for a semester or a full year. You can also rent a laptop from WSU for shorter periods as needed. If you have a personally-owned computer, make sure it meets our minimum system requirements.

Find Printing Services

Printing services are available for all WSU students on both the Winona and Rochester campuses, whether you are using a personally-owned or WSU computer.

Host Your Own Zoom Meetings

New to WSU?

The following resources help new graduate students get started and find the support they need.

Your StarID and Password

All Winona State students, faculty, and staff have a unique StarID username and password used to access online resources and services.

Your WSU Email/Misc Information

Winona State uses Microsoft 365 and Outlook to deliver campus email services.

My Warrior Life

Your D2L Brightspace Courses

Many of your instructors use our D2L Brightspace online learning management system to provide students with access to course materials, resources, and activities.

Attending Zoom Meetings

Need Help?

If you need any support, the following teams are ready to assist you:

Tech Support

Academic Semester Hours

  • Phone Support 507.457.5240 | option 1
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-6pm
    • Friday: 7:30am-4:30-pm
    • Sunday: 2-5pm
  • Email Support:
  • Winona Walk-In Support: Somsen 207
    • Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 4:30 pm
  • Rochester Walk-In Support: Coffman Center 122
    • Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm
    • Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Summer Hours

  • Phone Support: 507.457.5240
    • Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4pm
  • Email Support:
  • Winona Walk-In Support: Somsen 207
    • Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Rochester Walk-In Support: Coffman Center 122
  • Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Digital Learning Commons

Academic Semester Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-10pm
  • Friday: 7:30am-5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1-10pm

Summer Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00-9:00 pm