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Technology Services and Resources for Students

Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to students at DePaul. For a printable guide to technology resources for DePaul students, download the Student Tech Guide.

Campus Connect is your gateway to many web-based services at DePaul. This is where you will register for classes, check your grades, view your tuition account, request transcripts, refill your Demon Express account, and much more. To log in, visit campusconnect.depaul.edu

Most computer systems at DePaul use your Campus Connect username and password. Students receive their Campus Connect login information via email from the Office of Admission, or in person at student orientation. If you have forgotten your Campus Connect password, please use the Recover Password link, which is located at the bottom of the Campus Connect login page. Your password will be sent to your preferred email address. You can also obtain your password by by calling the Help Desk or visiting the nearest ID Card Office with a valid photo ID.

Computers labs are located on all DePaul campuses. Students may use this free service with a valid DePaul ID Card.

Your CTA U-Pass provides unlimited rides on the CTA bus and rail systems during an academic term. It also functions as a Ventra card, allowing you to add funds to be used during university breaks. All students meeting the requirements are automatically enrolled in the program. If your eligibility changes before the last day to drop courses, your U-Pass will be adjusted accordingly.

U-Pass pick-up dates are held at the beginning of each quarter. Students must pick up CTA U-PASS cards in person, by presenting a valid DePaul ID Card. Your Ventra U-Pass is valid for 5 years. It will be deactivated and reactivated each quarter based on your enrollment. Do not discard your U-Pass, or you will be assessed a fee by the CTA for a replacement card.

Your DePaul ID Card serves as your official identification on campus. It can be used to make purchases using your Demon Express account or meal plan, and enables access to various DePaul buildings, computer labs, printers, and libraries. You should always have your ID Card on hand while on campus. New students receive their ID Card at student orientation. Students can also visit ID Services to obtain an ID card.

Demon Express is a prepaid debit account that is linked to your DePaul ID Card. Demon Express can be used at DePaul cafeterias, coffee shops, Barnes & Noble campus bookstores, libraries, printers, copiers, the Campus Copy Center, residence hall laundry rooms, and ID Card Services offices. You can add funds to this account by navigating to Campus Connect and selecting the Demon Express link. For more information, visit the Demon Express website and the Demon Express FAQs.

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) an electronic course management system used by many professors at DePaul. D2L gives you online access to course documents, discussion boards, assignment submission, an online gradebook, quizzes, and more. For more information about using D2L, as well as other technology available at DePaul, visit the Student Success Technology Page.

To log in, visit d2l.depaul.edu and use your Campus Connect username and password. If you need assistance using D2L, please contact the Help Desk.

iDePaul is the university-wide smartphone application that you can use to access your class schedule, find a professor’s contact information, remind you when tuition is due, view campus maps, read university news and browse a calendar of upcoming campus events. Download the app from the iTunes App Store, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Need to upgrade your computer or software? DePaul's corporate partners provide deep discounts to DePaul students. Visit the Demon Discounts website for free and discounted software, Apple & Windows computers, mobile technology, and other electronics and hardware.

All currently enrolled DePaul students, both full- and part-time, are entitled to a free Office 365 for Education account. This account includes:

  • an @depaul.edu email address
  • the ability to install the latest version of Office on up to 5 personally-owned computers
  • access to the online Office Web Apps from any computer or mobile device

Information about activating your account, isntalling Office, and connecting your email to your phone and other mobile devices can be found on on the Student Email page.

The Genius Squad is DePaul's premiere support service for all current students. The Genius Squad offers free technical service and support for desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices. The desk is staffed by some of DePaul's most technically adept students, many of whom are currently enrolled in our College of Computing and Digital Media, so you can trust that they'll have the answers you need. They can assist with wireless setup, virus and malware removal, hardware repair, RAM upgrades, phone configuration for access to email, and a variety of other technical services.

DePaul students can log in to LinkedIn Learning for unlimited FREE access to a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, LinkedIn Learning is a high-quality resource for those looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac & Windows, SPSS, databases, web design, social media, photography, audio & video, design, animation, business, and a wide range of other topics.

Office 365 has great services including Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and an address book for communicating with the University community. DePaul-owned computers come with Office 365 applications preloaded. Also access the cloud version of Office 365 applications or download them on your computer by following these instructions: 

  1. Go to office365.depaul.edu
  2. Login using your @depaul.edu email (CampusConnectUsername@depaul.edu) and your Campus Connect password.
  3. On this page, you can access your @depaul.edu e-mail, Teams, OneDrive storage, and cloud-based versions of Office 365 applications like Word and Excel. You also have the option to install the Office apps on your computer for free.

The Intelliprint system allows students to print from DePaul computer labs. Students use their DePaul ID card to pay for prints and are entitled to a set amount of free printing per quarter. Additional funds can be added to Demon Express as needed.

You may also print to the Intelliprint system wirelessly, using the iPrint from Anywhere software. To print from your wirelessly from your computer, simply install iPrint from Anywhere on your computer, and you’re good to go.

Lincoln Park residence hall rooms are equipped with both high speed wired internet connections and wireless internet access. We recommend that you use the wired network as your primary internet connection in your residence hall room, as this network is faster and more secure than wireless networks.

In each residence hall, with the exception of Sheffield Square, one computer with our standard lab experience is available for student use. All residents also have the capacity to print using their personal computer to an Intelliprint printer located within each residence hall (including Sheffield Square).

For more information about technology offered in the residence halls, visit the Department of Housing.

For tips on how to keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other malicious attacks, please visit our security page and download our list of Top 10 Computer Security Tips. If you have a question or concern about computer security, email security@depaul.edu.
Students who have on-campus employment are eligible for many of the technology resources available to DePaul staff. Visit the Getting Started for Staff page for more information.
Information Services is (usually) hiring! To see current open positions and apply, visit Student Employment. When filtering your search by department, look for Information Services.

The Help Desk is your first point of contact for technical assistance. The Help Desk provides free assistance for current DePaul students. We support all DePaul wireless networks, telephones, email accounts and software. We troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues with Mac and PC operating systems. Students can also visit The Genius Squad for free walk-in technical support.

WiFi network access is available on all DePaul campuses. To log into the wifi network:

  1. Enable wifi on your device and navigate to the listing of avalable wifi networks.
  2. Select depaul and click Connect.
  3. Follow the on screen instructions to setup your wifi.
  4. Once setup is complete you will be moved to the Eduroam wifi network for continued daily use on campus.
  5. There is no need to reconnect to the depaul wifi network unless you need to run through the setup process again.

For more information about wifi access, visit our wifi page. If you experience diffuculty connecting, contact the Help Desk or visit the Genius Squad.

Students can now take advantage of a Zoom Pro license. Zoom is a modern enterprise video communications tool, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. The Pro license allows students to schedule their own Zoom video conferences with up to 300 users and no time limit. 

Getting Started outside of D2L

  • Depaul.zoom.us
  • Download Zoom for web browsers, Outlook extension, Desktop App and Mobile App
  • Log in using your new @depaul.edu email address and existing Campus Connect password. Choose the “Sign in with SSO” option and specify the “depaul.zoom.us” domain, if prompted.

Getting Started with Zoom in D2L

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