What Is TREC?

TREC is an acronym for the Technology Resource and Education Center.

On the technology side, the staff supports the development of state-of-the-art learning environments for current and future students through integration of technology on DSU campus. They also facilitate distance education, IVN, live streaming of campus events.

Through the education center, staff work to coordinate a variety of continuing and community education and training opportunities for all learners.

TREC Base Camp is the primary technology training and research development room on campus. Base Camp is located in May Hall, room 301.

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.