Technology Guide for Students

This page is designed to help you to understand the technology that's available at IUP and how you can use it.

New Student Guide
  1. Get to know MyIUP
    MyIUP is the university portal. It is used for a wide variety of functions at the university. You will use MyIUP to register for classes, view your grades, sign up for on-campus housing, and much more. You will log in to MyIUP with your network username and password.
  2. Know your IUP username
    You can use iaccounts to Find Your IUP Account Information.
  3. Know your network (IUPMSD) password
    This will be used to access various resources needed for your courses, such as the IUP network (both wired and wireless). You can use iaccounts to Reset Your Own Network Password.
  4. Pack your computer
    Check out the Hardware Guidelines for Student Computers to make sure your computer will meet the minimum recommendations. If you're in the market for a new computer, you'll be interested in Technology Deals for Students.
  5. Get free and discounted software
    Software available to students can be downloaded from our website. This site has the antivirus and Malwarebytes software you should setup on your computer. 
  6. Protect your computer 
    If you do not take these steps to protect your computer, you will not be able to connect to the IUP network if your computer is infected or compromised. Be sure to:
    • Update your operating system with the latest security patches using Windows Update (Windows) or Software Update (Macs). It's best to enable automatic updates.
    • Turn on or install antivirus software. See the software available for your antivirus options depending on your computer specifications.
    • Install Malwarebytes. It is also available from our software section. This software detects and prevents malware from installing and running on your computer.
    • Run a full virus and anti-malware scan on your computer.
  7. Uninstall peer-to-peer (P2P) software
    Most file sharing is against the law because it involves the distribution of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright owner. This is usually music (MP3) or movie files, but can also be TV programs, books, and images. If a complaint is received that you are illegally sharing copyrighted material, you will be disconnected from the network until you remove that file sharing software. Using peer-to-peer software is considered a high-risk activity that increases your likelihood of compromise. Please visit our page on cyber security and become familiar with this subject.
  8. Get familiar with Desire to Learn (D2L).
    Most courses will offer some online presence through the use of Desire to Learn (D2L); however, it depends on the professor's preference to use it. You should take time becoming familiar with this system, as you will be required to utilize it throughout your academic career here at IUP. Please visit our Getting Started with D2L guide to get started.
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Academic Success Center: Academic Support for Students and Faculty

The Academic Success Center supports the achievement of IUP students as they attain their academic goals. Equally important to their office is the support provided to faculty in their roles as academic advisors. Resources from across the university are provided on the center's website. Please take advantage of the multitude of opportunities and assistance that is available.