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There are four systems with which every student must be familiar:
Before you can connect to the GSW Network your computer you will need to have:
Rain gives you access to your student record, class schedules, financial aid eligibility, and other valuable information.
For assistance logging in to RAIN contact:
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
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:
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
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.
For more information about your GeorgiaVIEW account, check out the GeorgiaVIEW page
For assistance with GaVIEW, please contact:
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.
To get your copy of Office, follow these simple steps:
For assistance with Office 356, contact:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with name, phone number, radar email address, date/time, and a brief description of the problem.