University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Guides to help students navigate university tech

We’re here to help you with technology so you can get the most out of your time at the university. Below you will find some guides to help you navigate all the resources available to you.

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Tech for new students: Where do I start?

An introductory collection of other guides and KnowledgeBase instructions on computers and equipment, NetID and login instructions, MFA-Duo, cybersecurity and essential software.

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Learning online: Technology tips & tools

A more comprehensive collection for virtual learning that includes info and resources for internet connections, Canvas, video conferencing tools and more.

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Computers & equipment for students: What do I need?

Hardware recommendations, purchasing options, tech for specific majors, computer labs and printers, more.

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How to manage slower internet & low bandwidth

Productivity while learning virtually can be affected by internet speed and competition for bandwidth. This guide contains tips and resources for getting the most out of your internet connection.

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Web conferencing tools simplified

There are several web conferencing tools available to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. This document can help you determine which conferencing tool is best for you in your situation.

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