Student Technology Resources
Student Technology Guide
GVSU IT has many different resources to help students navigate the online world and enjoy technology at GVSU.
Top Student Applications
Gmail: Used for email communications for all current students. This article addresses any issues with login.
myBanner: Banner is a software system that supports the functions of student services, such as registration, admissions, advising, recruiting, and financial aid.
Blackboard: Students use Blackboard for coursework and communication. Additional resources and information about Blackboard can be found on this website.
Top Student IT Questions
Other Technology Services and Software for Students (Listed A-Z)
Atomic Object Technology Showcase and Makerspace
The Atomic Object Technology Showcase, located in room 012 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library, is designed to provide faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to discover how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU. The Makerspace is equipped with four Ultimaker 3D printers for use by current GVSU students, faculty, and staff, the Makerspace is a lab where you can design and create!
Wireless devices like smart TVs, gaming consoles, and smart home devices must be registered in order to connect to the GV-Gamenet WiFi. To learn how to register your device, visit www.gvsu.edu/it/registerdevice. If your device will be using a wired Internet connection, you will not need to register, just connect your device to an active port in your dorm via ethernet cable.
Digital Creator Lab (DCL)
The DCL offers a variety of services on campus like video and in-person audio editing, equipment check-out, and Digital Skills Consultants to help with program, software, and technology questions! DCL is located on the 2nd floor of the Mary Idema Pew Library.
Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting GVSU students to top employers and career resources. Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job or to land in your first destination, Handshake can help!
Gartner Campus Access
Gartner provides students with insight into current trends in technology, information technology management, business issues, organizations, strategy as well as
a global perspective on the IT industry.
- Gather data to use in research papers and class presentations.
- Research current technology trends in your area of study to give yourself an added advantage when you graduate.
- Learn more about prospective employers.
The X►STUDIO is designed to help Lakers explore, experience, and experiment with technology. The X►STUDIO is located in room 311 of the Consumers Energy (John G Russell Leadership) building in downtown Grand Rapids.