WSU Student Technology Survival Guide (PC)

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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.

Helpful Information

Getting Started Videos

eWarrior Digital Life & Learning Program

WSU's eWarrior Digital Life and Learning Program provides a powerful laptop, supported software, and full integration with all campus network services.

Meet eWazoo

eWazoo is a program at Winona State University focused on creating conversations and providing information about WSU eWarrior Program and technology. eWazoo has social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and SnapChat. The accounts are updated regularly with posts aimed at engaging students in a two-way conversation about their devices and technology on campus. Be sure to watch for e-Wazoo!

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.

Commonly Asked Questions

Host Your Own Zoom Meetings

New to WSU?

The following resources help WSU students get started and find the support they need. If you think a topic should be included on this page please let us know. You can email us at

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

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

My Warrior Life

File Backup, Microsoft 365 and Cloud Storage

Office 365 and Cloud Storage

Microsoft OneDrive is cloud storage space provided to WSU students through Microsoft Office 365. You have 1 Terabyte of space to store your documents, pictures, etc.

File Backup

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:

Technical Support Center (e.g., login problems, hardware issues)

  • Call 507-457-5240
  • Visit Somsen 207 (Winona) or GL 118 (Rochester)
  • Email:
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Digital Learning Commons (e.g., software and service questions)

  • Call 507-457-5240
  • Visit Krueger Library Digital Learning Commons (Winona) or GL 118 (Rochester)
  • Zoom: Meeting link available on D2L homepage
  • Email:

Summer Hours

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday Not Open, Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Support also available on Zoom during open hours. Zoom Meeting link available on D2L homepage.

Fall/Spring Term Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Support also available on Zoom during open hours. Zoom Meeting link available on D2L homepage.

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