Student HelpdeskMelinda Parrie
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Northwestern State University and introduce you to the availability of online services that will benefit you:
All students receive a user account name and password that enables access to a single sign-on (SSO) environment for all online services. The username format is derived from the following convention:
first initial + up to 13 characters of last name + last 6 digits of Campus Wide ID (CWID)
Example: vdemon456789 – Victor Demon with CWID 123456789
Usernames can be retrieved via: https://my.nsula.edu and click on Forgot Username
Your initial password will be Demons + six digit date of birth – Example: Demons120184. During your first login to myNSU, you will be asked to answer five (5) security questions and set a new password. You will need to remember your security question answers in order to reset a forgotten password. Students will use this new form of identification to access all online services such as myNSU, Moodle, Microsoft Office 365 (email), the wireless network, computer labs, and library databases.
This portal provides access to all personal, financial, and academic information. The portal will also provide click through access to online services such as Moodle, Microsoft Office 365 (email), and NSUConnect. https://my.nsula.edu
, the University’s Learning Management System (LMS), is used when taking classes online. Click here
to access video tutorials, PDF guides, and more!
- Download Compatible Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for Moodle.
- View Respondus LockDown Browser system requirements.
- Download Respondus LockDown Browser for use with tests in Moodle.
The University uses Microsoft Office 365. This service provides each student with a 50GB mailbox, 1TB of file storage on SkyDrive Pro and access to web versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. Students have the benefit of receiving email on the following supported mobile devices: Apple iOS, Google Android, and Windows Mobile. To set up email on your mobile device visit the student helpdesk website, http://helpdesk.nsula.edu, for more information call 318-357-6696 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Printing is a service to enable printing for laptop, wireless and unauthenticated users without the need to install print drivers. Submitted print jobs will be held in the print queue of the chosen printer for one hour before being deleted. Please ask the lab worker to release your job when you arrive at the lab. Print jobs are available during the lab’s normal operating hours.
File types that can be used for web printing include Microsoft Word (.doc & .docx), Microsoft Excel (.xls & .xlsx), Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt & .pptx), Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and Microsoft Document Writer files (.xps).
Please click HERE to submit your print job.
Campus Buildings with Wireless
Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS)
Health & Human Performance (HHP)
New Fine Arts
Teacher’s Education Center (TEC)
Front of Russell
Between the Fine Arts Buildings
Between Fournet, Kyser & Williamson
Between FACS, Fournet & Morrison
Front of the Field House
Microsoft Office is available free
Instructions for Microsoft Office download.
Microsoft Software available with an Academic Discount: All Microsoft Software is available with an Academic Discount through the Microsoft Student Store
NOTE: All software is purchased through the Microsoft Student Store. NSU cannot provide assistance for purchases or downloads of Microsoft software. Please contact Microsoft directly for assistance.