The entire USD campus is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access. Faculty and students off-campus can easily log in to the University's network to access university resources and services.
You'll be glad to know that USD is among the leading universities in the country to develop a suite of customized mobile applications for smart phones and tablets: http://sites.sandiego.edu/mobile/apps/. Future Torero is a customized mobile app for prospective students. USD Law is a custom mobile app designed for USD Law students, faculty, and staff. MySDMobile offers a huge array of services including checking your course schedule, grades, holidays, USD maps, tram schedule, upcoming events, access to USD libraries, Blackboard learn, athletic events, news, campus dining, etc.; all at your fingertips with this powerful app!
More than 900 online courses per semester – a full 39 percent of USD’s undergraduate and graduate courses – are offered through USD’s Blackboard learning management system. Rich online content supplements face-to-face interactions between students and faculty and expands understanding of traditional course material. USD also offers special lectures and course content on a massive streaming media server and through Apple’s iTunes University site.
Computer Labs and Laptop Check Out
USD provides more than 180 public-use computers (Macintosh and Windows) in eight labs and two Libraries across campus. Our largest computing lab, in Serra Hall, room 205, provides extra workspace around the computers. And students can check out laptop computers from Serra Hall, room 205; Copley Library; and the Legal Research Center.
Cable TV/Internet Video
USD offers 78 cable television channels through Cox Communications. Every residence hall room is equipped with cable television access and high-speed Internet access. The network supports game consoles (on the wired network) and other devices.
USD’s MySanDiego (https://my.sandiego.edu/) is a secure web portal where students can register for, add, or drop classes online, check degree status, receive grades, pay tuition and fees, check for financial aid awards, and order transcripts, etc.
Emergency Alert System
A state-of-the-art campus emergency communications system from Blackboard Connect keeps students, faculty, and staff informed with accurate and timely bulletins in the event of a crisis.
Media Technology Support
Instructional Media Services provides the university academic community with access to a full service media and production lab. Faculty and students can enjoy access to video production and support with a range of multimedia, graphics and video and audio production and publishing. We provide complete production capabilities in the studio, in the classroom, as lecture capture, in streaming format or published to YouTube, Ensemble video platform, and to the learning management platform (Blackboard Learn).
Client Support Services (Desktop and HelpDesk)
The Client Support Services team consists of Desktop Technicians and Help Desk Agents with a primary focus of assisting students, faculty, and staff with all their technical needs, whether it’s a new computer setup or troubleshooting a complex technology problem. This group solves, documents and tracks computer software and hardware issues and provides customer-centric support to our campus community. The Desktop Support Team are seasoned professionals providing support with a wide range of technical issues, while our Help Desk is staffed with technically savvy staff and student workers who are ready and willing to solve problems over the phone, email, online chat or in person at the ITS Help Desk in UC 117.