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Computer Resources in the Graduate School of Education

This is an overview of technology resources for students, faculty, and staff in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Portland State University. Some of the sections and descriptions are intended for newcomers to PSU's computer environment. The page also attempts to provide a concise list of links to commonly-needed information from the Office of Information Technology and User Support Services.

Use the caret (^) links above each section to return to the list of contents. Most of the topical links on this page lead to pages elsewhere at PSU, but some go to sites outside PSU.

Page Contents:


Getting Help with Computer Questions:

PSU's Computer & Network Acceptable Use Policy governs all of your uses of campus computer or networking systems.


GSE Technology Services


  • David Bullock, Manager of Technology
  • Rob Brown, IT Consultant
  • MISL staff of student workers and graduate assistants

MISL resources available:

  • To-go kits
  • Laptops
  • Mac/Windows labs
  • Classroom/presentation tools
  • A/V equipment


Office of Information Technology (OIT) Services:

OIT Links for Faculty and Staff

OIT Links for Students


OIT Training

OIT offers various technology training courses.

USS's PSU Computer Policy Links page


PSU computer accounts (generally called "Odin accounts")

  • Accounts overview: Accounts available at PSU
  • Account management: Use the Odin Accounts Manager -- Create your account, change your password
  • Your Odin account and password works for logging in on Windows and Mac workstations in PSU offices and computer labs, connecting to banweb, PSU wireless, Blackboard, myfiles, and more. You can also connect with this account to, a Unix system, for maintaining your personal web pages.


Computer Files

  • The H: drive (in Windows) is your personal account file storage, available on all PSU Windows and Mac systems when you log in. (How to connect to your H: drive from a Mac)
  • Disk space quotas: You have three different disk quotas. Quotas are the maximum disk space that you can use for a given purpose. Faculty and staff have higher quotas than students; the numbers below are for faculty and staff:
    1. H: drive quota: 10 GB (students 500 MB)
    2. Email quota: 2 GB (students 500 MB)
    3. Web/Unix quota: 2 GB (students 500 MB). This is the Unix server, used for web files.
    You can find your current Email, print, and Unix quotas by logging in to webmail and clicking the "Information" link.
  • The I: drive (in Windows) is the departmental shared file storage, usually available on your PSU office computer (Windows or Mac) when you log in. Your department head or administrator should decide which directories on the departmental drive you will have access to. You can then share files with other GSE staff by saving them on the departmental drive (instead of emailing multiple attachments)
  • PSU file backups: PSU backs up the contents of your H: drive and the department's I: drive every night and saves backups for two weeks. From a Windows computer on campus, you can sometimes recover H: and I: drive files yourself.
  • PSU provies off-campus file access to the H: and I: drives for both Windows and Mac computers




Wireless Networking

  • PSU Wireless Network Overview including information on secure vs. non-secure networks and how to connect to them with Windows, Mac, and iPhone/iPod Touch.

Personal web pages




Online Resources:


Your Office Computer:

See the files section above for information on:

  • Your Windows home directory (H: drive/personal file storage)
  • Your department directories (I: drive/department file share)
  • Your disk quota
  • How to access your home directory (or other directories) from off campus


Applications Used at PSU


Working from home


Software for PSU faculty, staff, and students

Login to Myfiles - Resources - Software for a list of available downloadable software for faculty, staff, and students. Includes VPN, McAfee antivirus, Thunderbird, and others.


Other Technology Resources