Student Technology Guide 2017-2018

Student Technology overview

Student Guide 2019-20

This student technology guide provides a general overview of technology-related access, services, and resources.

Your NetID

Your NetID is an important part of your technology profile. It is your unique username allowing you to log into UWL technology services. format for students are last name with 4 or 5 numbers or last name.first name.

Once you are employed, your NET ID will be activated.  Your password expires every 180 days. Activate, recover, or reset your NetID password using the password reset utility available at:

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office is available for all UWL students. In addition, students are eligible to download Office 365 desktop or mobile apps at no cost for up to 5 personal devices. To gain access to Office 365, just go to Once you log in to your Office 365 account, to install Office 365 for your desktop, click on the button that says Install Office [located in the upper right.]


WINGS is the name for UWL's Student Information System (SIS). This software provides students, faculty, and staff with access to information relating to recruiting and admissions, records and registration, financial aid, student financials, and enhanced self-service capabilities. To log on go to:

UWL Mobile

This site provides a wealth of information on the campus. You can view your courses, e-mail, connect via social media, see maps, and utilize a host of other resources. It can be viewed from your computer or any mobile device. Give it a try at:

Virtual Desktop

This service allows campus faculty, staff, and students to use their Windows, Macintosh, Apple iOS, or Android devices to connect 24x7 to a Windows desktop and software like those in the ITS computer classrooms and labs. Go to

Pay for Print

You can print remotely to multiple printers on campus from your computer using your NetID. You can find more information at:

Online File Storage

Students have existing storage through Google Drive and 200MB of UW-L online file storage. Office 365 provides 1TB of storage through OneDrive. Online files can be accessed using your NetID from campus computers, from home, and as read-only files online. More information on Online File Storage can be found at:

Antivirus & Malware Software

ITS encourages safe, virus free, computing. Without antivirus software your computer can become severely infected. ITS recommends that all computers have antivirus software installed before using the campus network. For more information go to:

Computer Technology Purchases

For recommendations and purchasing information for University-owned computers go to click on this link, Special pricing for personal computers for UWL staff and students through Dell and Apple is also available.

Wireless Access

UWL has a robust wireless network providing fast Internet connectivity in buildings, outside and around the perimeter of the campus. To learn more about connecting to the campus WiFi go to:

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Owner:Shawn F.Group:UW-La Crosse
Created:2017-08-31 07:39 CDTUpdated:2019-09-18 08:30 CDT
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