Information Technology Services for Students
As we move classes to alternative modes of learning, this information will help you access helpful technology.
Check out a Computer or HotSpot
Students who don't have access to a computer or internet at home can borrow a Chromebook, Lenovo laptop, or WiFi hotspot from the Library.
- Must be currently enrolled
- Chromebooks - semester loan
- Lenovo laptop & WiFi hotspot - 3-week loan
- Visit the Library in 1-115 or request one online
Student Support Requests
Students with problems accessing o365 downloads or with problems using DCTC-provided hardware, can submit a support request here.
Extended technical and learning support from Minnesota State
844-456-3876 | Live support hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Help topics: StarID, D2L, Zoom, Office 365 (Teams, Skype, Stream, Email), Kaltura MediaSpace
Minnesota State Tech Support
D2L Brightspace – Desire2Learn
D2L Brightspace is our online classroom. Within D2L you will find assignments, grades, messages from your instructors and much more.
Zoom is our web conferencing tool. If your instructor sets up a Zoom conference, you will be invited to attend, and a link will be provided to connect.
Email is the official communication method for the college, including your instructors. Make sure emails from DCTC.edu do not go into your junk mail by whitelisting them.
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Students have access to the “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching" program. Visit the Microsoft Azure website to learn more, or Sign In in using your StarID@go.minnstate.edu credentials for access to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching program offerings.
Information on reduced-cost computers and laptops, reduced-rate data services, free and reduced software, and more.
Your StarID will expire every 180 days, so when prompted, make sure you reset your password.
On-campus and Additional Technology Resources