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Technology Resources

To contact the Technology Help Desk directly, call (707) 826-HELP (4357) or send email to

Accounts on Central Servers - All faculty are provided with an HSU User Name and Password for the myHumboldt portal to enable access to email (, our Learning Management System (Moodle) and more for the entire time they are associated with HSU. Your User Name and Password also gives you access to the user web and file storage (Network Folders),

Activate Your Account/Change Password - Change or Reset your HSU User Name Password in Account Settings.

Computer Hardware Guidelines - HSU suggested minimum computer configurations. Faculty may find these standards useful for student advising.

Computer Labs - Information on interdisciplinary and discipline specific computer labs including lab schedules, hardware and software, problem reporting, how to schedule labs, and printing in labs.

Email - Learn about our email system. Find instructions for setting up Outlook, Mac Mail and other email clients. Sync your email and calendar to your SmartPhone.

Faculty Center - Submit grades, view class lists with email addresses, student schedules, magic number lists, instructor class schedule, student academic records (transcript), etcetera.

Information Security - Security issues that may affect various computing activities at Humboldt State University.

Lab & Smart Classroom Software Requests - When you schedule time in a Humboldt State University computing lab or smart classroom, you'll need to ensure the software you need is installed in that facility. If it's not, you'll need to submit a Software Request Form in good time ahead of your classes to enable ITS to make the necessary adjustments.

Moodle - HSU's Learning Management System allows you to engage your students in an online format.  Share files, connect with forums, administer quizes, use the gradebook, and more. Log in at and click the Moodle icon in the upper right-hand corner above your name. If you have questions about Moodle usage, send email to or call (707) 826-3633.

Network Folders - Access your files anywhere you have an Internet connection. Share files with your students in a lab with the Faculty Shared Folder.

Passwords -  Your HSU User Name Password is the key to protecting the data you have access to (including your email and student records). You should choose a strong password. Passwords expire at least once a year, depending on which systems you access.

Policies relating to Information Security - It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the CSU and HSU policies covering the security and protection of confidential information.

PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines - Techniques for successful presentations.

Quota - The amount of file space you have on each system varies.  Typically, you can request more space via an online form:  Email, Faculty Web Sites & Network Folders, Departmental Web Sites.

Smart Classrooms & Equipment Checkout - Many classrooms are equipped with computer and projection equipment.  If you are teaching in a room that isn't, you can check out equipment for your class.

Virus Protection - Your computer can get a virus from another computer, through email, the web, USB drives and other portable media. Protect your computer from viruses by installing and keeping updated one of the HSU-recommended antivirus programs and by only downloading programs from sources you trust.

Webmail - Access your email by logging into myHumboldt from any computer that has a web browser and access to the Internet.

Web Conferencing - HSU licenses the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing system for distance meetings and meetings with students working in the field.