What technology do I need this fall?

You are going to need some technology, and we can help! Although your instructors may use different technology throughout the semester, all of us will be using a few common tools. Having and knowing how to use these tools will be essential to academic success this year. So, at a minimum, what do you need? 

  1. A computer (Windows/Mac/Chromebook)

  2. Reliable Internet access

  3. Zoom (download it and log in through MyHumboldt) 

If you do not have these things, then you can request them. Devices can be mailed out or picked up. If you have trouble installing software, contact the help desk

We’ll get you set up!

What else do I need to know? 

1. Course specific technology

Since teaching and learning is dynamic, your instructors may choose to use various digital tools (software) that you have to access. Be sure to ask your instructors for the software requirements of your courses. Consider emailing them or checking Canvas before class begins so you can start strong.

2. Software access

You can access all of our lab software remotely. Learn how to find and access software

Any other recommendations for me?  

Consider getting:

  • Headset with microphone (think some sense of privacy) (get one here)

  • Webcam (might be built-in to laptop or smartphone) (borrow one here)

HSU faculty and staff are here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out for help: 707-826-4357 or help@humboldt.edu

Together, we got this!