Contact Information

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

Expanded Help Desk Offering: 866-457-6387

Blue Hawk Virtual Lab

Access the Blue Hawk Virtual Lab.   

Remember to login 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.
  • The guest credentials are provided to the department or office requesting access for their guest(s) from ITS.
  • When they or the event is done the account is locked and password changed.
  • These written logs must be kept for a minimum of 30 days.
  • 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, we offer wireless network connectivity in all campus housing units. If you live in DeLong Hall, Selke Hall, Woods Hall, Main Campus Apartments, or the North Campus Apartments (Family Housing) then you qualify! To gain access to wireless connection, you should connect to the DSU_Housing wireless ID. You should then contact your resident director/ assistant for the password. You also have the option for a wired internet connection if you live in any of the residence halls excluding the North Campus Apartments (Family Housing). Each room has two available ports for connectivity. However, each user is required to provide their own network cable. The Information Technology Services Help Desk asks that you call them at (701) 483-2838 if you experience any problems connecting to the network.

In addition to the residence halls, wireless internet is also available in the following locations: Klinefelter Hall, Murphy auditoriums, Scott Gymnasium, Stickney Hall, Stoxen Library, Student Center, and Wienbergen Hall (Classrooms A & B, and Human Performance Center). The name of the wireless connection is “DSU.”

Authentication to “DSU” wireless requires DSU students and employees to provide their Campus Connection/ NDUS Account (PeopleSoft) credentials of username and password to connect to “DSU” wireless. These credentials will be input when the user opens their web browser.

Additional instructions for connecting to DSU wireless internet.

Free Student Software


If you are a current DSU student or employee, then Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to you for 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 (Please note: Access and Publisher are not available for Mac); Office Mobile for iPhone; and 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 is available from Microsoft here or the NDUS software download page. At this time there is not a Forefront installation for Macintosh computers. There are many anti-virus solutions for the Macintosh computer, both free and retail. While DSU does not endorse any particular 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

How to connect to a remote lab machine

Step 1. Connect to the VPN – For students accessing the Agriculture Lab ONLY.  All others proceed to Step 2. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop

  1. Navigate to
  2. Sign in with NDUS username (dotted identifier only, no domain – example: dsu.hawk) and password
  3. Click the link to download the appropriate GlobalProtect agent based on your operating system type.
    Image showing the download screen for the Global Protect Agent
  4. Click to run/install the downloaded GlobalProtect installation program, accepting defaults throughout the wizard.
  5. After successful installation, a popup window will appear, enter the following for the portal address: and click “connect”
    Image showing the screen requesting input of the portal address
  6. Sign in to the global protect portal with the same credentials as in step 2.
  7. Your device is now on the DSU network and can access resources as if onsite.
  8. From this point, to log into VPN simply click the round grey icon in the taskbar – note you may have to click the up arrow to see all the icons.
    Image showing the task bar icon for the VPN

Step 2. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop

Step 3. Connect to a lab computer

  1. Select an available computer using the link above.
  2. Click the "Connect" button. A connect window will pop-up. Click the "Download" button.
  3. Open the file that was downloaded. You may be prompted with a security warning. Click "Continue".
  4. In the user name field, type "ndus\" followed by your "username" (For example, ndus\dsu.hawk), and then type your password in the next field.
    Note: If the username field was already greyed out or pre-filled, click more choices, and then click Use a different account. (You will not need to click more choices on Mac)
  5. You will be prompted with another security warning. Click "Yes". ("Continue" on Mac).

When you are finished, please double click the sign out icon 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 is implementing a security feature to protect electronic information called Two-Factor Authentication on email accounts.  An application called DUO will be used for this initiative.  DUO makes sure that you are the only person who can login to your account, even if someone knows your password.  It does this by verifying your identity with a second factor device such as 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 flashdrive, that will generate a code for secondary authentication when commanded.

To purchase a hardware token:

  • Go to the One Stop in May 107 to purchase the Token for the 2nd factor of authentication when checking DSU email.
  • The cost of the token is $8.00
  • Bring the token to ITS (May Hall Room 9) to program and activation

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 utilizes a variety of technology to support the student learning experience.  Instructors and students are invited to contact the TREC office with any questions.


DSU utilizes 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
Utilizing 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.