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Computer Help

Help is available by phone (619) 594-3189 , via email at hub@sdsu.edu, and when available, through live chat. Our current operating hours (subject to change) are:
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 through Friday, Aug 14, 2020: Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday: Closed, Sunday: 3pm-6pm.
 

Search our database of Frequently Asked Questions and send us a message if you don't find the answer for which you are looking.

 

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

Current SDSU students are eligible to use Adobe Creative Cloud with a valid SDSUid. Visit our Adobe Creative Cloud page to learn how to obtain and install Adobe Creative Cloud on your devices.

Note: Temporary, at-home access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps will end on July 6th, 2020.

If you are a graduating student, go to graduation.adobe.com to learn how to transfer your Adobe Creative Cloud files from your SDSU account to a personal account.

Google G Suite for Students

San Diego State has partnered with Google to provide free Google G Suite accounts to all current students.

Google G Suite for Education is an online cloud storage and collaboration tool that provides users the ability to create, share and collaborate using the Google Suite. Applications include Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet, and more.

Simply go to gmail.sdsu.edu and you will be redirected to the Microsoft portal to login with your SDSUid. (Note: If you have already logged in to an application using Single Sign-On (SSO), you may not need to re-enter your SDSUid and password.)

Microsoft Office

Office 365 is licensed for use on up to 5 computers.  Log into portal.office.com with your SDSUid credentials, and click on the button labeled "Install Office" to begin the download. For printable guides with useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots, visit the Office Quick Start.

SPSS

IBM SPSS is licensed for SDSU student, faculty, and staff use on SDSU computers, Foundation computers, or a personal computer. This software is for individual use only and not to be shared.

Please read the instructions on how to download and install IBM SPSS.

SAS

SAS is licensed for SDSU student, faculty, and staff use on SDSU computers, Foundation computers, or a personal computer. This software is for individual use only and not to be shared.

Please read the instructions on how to download and install SAS.

Other Software Packages

Students may download ArcGIS, EndNote, Matlab, MiniTab, NVivo, and X-Win32, with valid SDSUid credentials.

Faculty may download Matlab and X-Win32 with SDSUid credentials.

Faculty and staff may request software (Adobe, EndNote, NVivo, Zoom, etc.) from the ITCS Software Distribution Center, using their SDSUid credentials.

ArcGIS   EndNote    Matlab   Minitab   NVivo   ‚Äč X-Win32   Software available to EDORAS accounts

Other Microsoft Applications

SDSU students are eligible to install other Microsoft software applications like Project Professional, Visio Professional, Visual Studio Enterprise, Windows 10, SQL Server 2019 Developer, and more with their SDSUid. To start, sign in with your SDSUid at Microsoft's Azure Dev Tools for Teaching page. If you haven’t already, you will be prompted to create a Microsoft Azure account. After you have created your Azure account, look for the “Software” link under “Learning resources” for the full list of available software titles.

Student SDSUid Help

Help Desk Phone: (619) 594-3189
Help Desk Email: hub@sdsu.edu

Student Activation

Student Blackboard Help

Help Desk Phone: (619) 594-3189
Help Desk Email: hub@sdsu.edu

Blackboard Student FAQs

Add Funds to SDSUcard

See where and how to add funds to your SDSUcard.

Add Funds to SDSUcard

Charging Stations

Get charged at these multiple phone charging stations.

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Software on Library Computers

Windows PCs
Computing Hub, 24/7 Study Area, Research Services
  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Acrobat DC
    • Acrobat Reader
    • After Effects
    • Animate
    • Audition
    • Bridge
    • Character Animator
    • Dreamweaver
    • Flash Builder
    • Illustrator
    • InCopy
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom Classic
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Prelude
    • Premiere Pro
  • ArcGIS
  • Audacity
  • Camtasia
  • EndNote
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Just BASIC
  • Kurzweil Text to Speech Reader
  • Maple
  • Matlab
  • Mendeley
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • Access
    • Edge
    • Excel
    • OneDrive
    • OneNote
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Word
  • MiniTab
  • MS SQL Server
  • Notepad++
  • NVivo
  • POM-QM
  • Putty
  • Python
  • R (RGui)
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • Rhinoceros
  • RStudio
  • SAP GUI
  • SAP Predictive Analytics
  • SAS
  • SketchUp
  • Snagit
  • SPSS Statistics
  • VLC media player
  • WinSCP/SFTP
  • X-Win32
  • Zoom
High Performance Desktops
24/7 Study Area

All software in Windows PC list above, plus the following:

  • Abaqus
  • Anaconda3
  • ANSYS Electromagnetics Products (Ansoft)
  • ANSYS Multiphysics Campus Solution
  • Arduino Software (IDE)
  • Atmel Studio
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Navisworks
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Bluebeam Revu eXtreme
  • Cadence\Orcad\Pspice
  • Code::Blocks
  • Comol Multiphysiscs
  • Cygwin (with packages gdb, make, gcc-core, gcc-g++, and all dependencies)
  • EPA SWMM
  • EZSTROBE
  • Femap
  • GMetrix
  • Google Earth
  • HEC-HMS
  • HEC-RAS
  • HSMWORKS
  • Keil MDK-ARM
  • Logic Circuit
  • Logic port
  • LTspice XVII
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • ModelSim PE
  • NI Academic Suite (LabView with Elvis support)
  • NI MultiSim
  • On-Screen Takeoff
  • Primavera
  • PSIM Student version
  • PTC Creo
  • RocScience
  • Sap2000
  • SDFormatter
  • Siemens NX Nastran
  • STK(AGI)
  • SolidWorks
  • SSH Secure Shell Protocol
  • visim
  • Win TR55
  • XEmacs
  • Xilinx Vivado
Macs
Computing Hub
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Acrobat DC
    • After Effects
    • Animate
    • Audition
    • Bridge
    • Character Animator
    • Dreamweaver
    • Illustrator
    • InCopy
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom Classic
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Prelude
    • Premiere Pro
  • Camtasia
  • EndNote
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • iMovie
  • iTunes
  • iWork
    • Keynote
    • Numbers
    • Pages
  • Microsoft Office 2019
    • Excel
    • OneDrive
    • OneNote
    • Outlook
    • PowerPoint
    • Word
  • NVivo
  • Respondus LockDown Browser
  • Safari
  • Snagit
  • SPSS
  • TextEdit
  • Xcode
 

Computers & Study Spaces

Location Computers Study Rooms Scanners Printers Copiers
Library Addition, Basement
Laptop Lounge (food friendly)
Digital Humanities Center
Library Instruction Computer Labs LA-76 & LA-78
         
Library Addition, 1st Floor 
Research ServicesCirculation
(17 Community Use Computers)
Writing Center
100 PCs   Bookeye (Self-Serve) B/W, Color, 2-sided B/W
Library Addition, 2nd Floor
24/7 Study Area & Print Services
Poster Printing, Color Copy, Fax, Scan, Colored Paper, Transparencies
48 PCs 7 (Reserve) At Print Services,
documents only, no books.
B/W, Color, 2-sided,  B/W, Color
Love Library, 1st Floor 
Study Lounge
Special Collections & University Archives
Edward E. Marsh Reading Room
  2 (Self-Serve) Bookeye (Self-Serve) B/W B/W
Love Library, 2nd Floor
Computing Hub Help Desk
ETS Help Desk
High Tech Center for Students with Disabilities
Financial Markets Lab
buildIT - 3D Printers, 3D Scanners, VR
267 PCs
34 Macs
2 (Reserve) Bookeye (Self-Serve) B/W, Color, 2-sided B/W
Love Library, 3rd Floor
Study Lounge (food friendly)
Math & Stats Learning Center
1 18 (Self-Serve) Bookeye (Self-Serve)    
Love Library, 4th Floor
Study Lounge
LL-410 Campus Classroom Computer Lab
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
  11 (Self-Serve) Bookeye (Self-Serve)   B/W

Love Library, 5th Floor
Quiet Study
LL-582 Computer Lab

13 7 (Self-Serve) Bookeye (Self-Serve)   B/W

Reserve a Study Room - Study Spaces - Library Maps

 

Hosting

Website Hosting

The SDSU Library hosts over 400 SDSU affiliated websites for colleges, schools, student organizations, and research projects. RohanCP.sdsu.edu

Website Hosting

Linux Shell Accounts

Faculty may obtain Linux shell accounts for themselves and their students on the Edoras server that include common Linux applications, compilers, databases, and Apache web server.

Edoras Instructional Support

ROHAN Accounts

ROHAN was shutdown on June 5, 2017.  
it.sdsu.edu provides information about campus IT Resources. 

GoPrint

SDSU Computer Lab Managers can find GoPrint support information and installation guides here.

GoPrint Help

Contact Us

Computing Hub Help Desk

Location: Love Library 2nd Floor
Phone: 619.594.3189
Email: hub@sdsu.edu

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