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Help Logging In

There are four systems with which every student must be familiar:

  1. Registration and Academic Information Network (RAIN)
    RAIN is the web portal to all the information about your student career; transcripts, class schedules, financial aid eligibility, and other important information is available here.
  2. Radar student email
    Your student email is one official means through which GSW communicates with students.
  3. CanesNet
    Your CanesNet credentials allow you to log in to computers all around campus and authenticate to the network.
  4. GeorgiaVIEW
    GeorgiaVIEW gives you access to online materials from classes.

Minimum System Requirements for Student Computers:

Before you can connect to the GSW Network your computer you will need to have:

  • virus software installed and set for auto update
  • virus check conducted
  • critical updates for OS installed and set to auto update

Registration and Academic Information Network (RAIN)

Rain gives you access to your student record, class schedules, financial aid eligibility, and other valuable information.

  • Log in to RAIN by clicking the RAIN link on the main GSW website or https://rain.gsw.edu/.
  • Username: GSW ID#
  • PIN: initially your six digit birthday (i.e. 110487 for November 4, 1987)

For assistance logging in to RAIN contact:
Registrar’s Office
registrar@gsw.edu
229-928-1331

CanesNet

Your CanesNet credentials allow you to log in to computers around campus, authenticate to the network, log in to several GSW services (like your Radar email account, GeorgiaVIEW account, and several others).  Your CanesNet account is created the morning after you register for classes.

For more information regarding the CanesNet wireless network, please go the CanesNet Information page.

For assistance with your CanesNet account, please contact:
IT Help Desk
techsupp@gsw.edu
229-931-2074

Radar Student Email

GSW has set up an email account for every enrolled student.  E-mail will serve as an official means of sending information to students by faculty and staff.  Your radar email account is created the morning after you register for classes.

To verify your radar email address:

  • Log into Rain.
  • Click on Personal Information and then click on View E-mail Addresses.  One of the email addresses listed should be “<user>@radar.gsw.edu”. This is your email address on radar. The part before the '@' symbol is your username to log into radar.
  • Your password is your CanesNet password.

To access your Radar email:
    Log into http://mail.radar.gsw.edu/

For more information about your Radar account, check out the Student E-mail page.

For assistance with Radar email, please contact:
IT Help Desk
techsupp@gsw.edu
229-931-2074

GeorgiaVIEW

GaVIEW is used for accessing online course material and for online courses.  You will be able to log into your GeorgiaVIEW on the first day of class.

  • To login into GeorgiaVIEW, please go to http://gsw.edu/GeorgiaVIEW/
  • Your user name is the part of your RADAR email address before the @ symbol.  
  • Your password is your CanesNet password

For more information about your GeorgiaVIEW account, check out the GeorgiaVIEW page

For assistance with GaVIEW, please contact:
Alla Yemelyanov
gaview@gsw.edu
229-931-2969

Office 365

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is providing Microsoft Office free to every student. Office 365 includes the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. As long as you’re a student at GSW, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

It is available now. Some of the benefits are listed below.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Use the same programs as the faculty to ensure full file fidelity

To get your copy of Office, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit http://portal.office.com
  2. Sign in with your Radar email address and your CanesNet password.
  3. On the download site, select your language and click install.

For assistance with Office 356, contact:
Technical Support
techsupp@gsw.edu
229-931-2074

Residence Halls

Residents located in Southwestern Oaks 1 and 2, Southwestern Pines and Magnolias 1 and 2 are provided with both a wired and wireless network connection in each room. To utilize the wired network connection residents' computers must have a network card and network cable at least 15 feet in length. To access the wireless network in each building residents' computers must have a wireless network card installed. 

Residents located in Duncan Hall are only provided with a wireless connection.

For problems connecting to the internet in your room, please contact:
IT help desk
techsupp@gsw.edu
229-931-2074

Printing in the Labs (PaperCut Procedures)

Each semester a portion of the $50 student technology fee is used to purchase and support printers, paper, and toner in all GSW open computer labs.  GSW technology fee funds are allocated according to University System of Georgia guidelines to ensure support for student campus computing and adequate access to instructional software packages. The proper allocation of technology fee resources is essential to ensuring that the latest technology is available to students.

Beginning Fall Semester 2013, each student will receive $10 of CanesNet printing credits per semester to be used in the GSW computer labs to print up to 100 sheets. Additional CanesNet printing credits may be purchased from Student Accounts (in Marshall Student Center) or the front desk in the Library.  Each CanesNet printing card costs $5 and is good for printing up to fifty sheets.

If there are problems with a print job, students are asked to email techsupp@gsw.edu with name, phone number, radar email address, date/time, and a brief description of the problem.

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