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Computers and Technology

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Computer labs

Email access

Hardware and service (UMart)

Internet accounts and passwords

Moodle course management system

Software (UTools)

System Status

Technology help and support

Wireless Internet access on campus

In 1991, when the Internet was a jumble of incompatible networks and closed systems, a team of University programmers created Gopher—the Internet's first widely used search-and-retrieval system. This predecessor to the World Wide Web set the tone at the U for technological excellence and innovation. Today, students, faculty, and staff have the best resources possible. The latest achievement is a vast and secure wireless network fanning out over the Twin Cities campus.

Google Apps

Through a partnership with Google, University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff can access a suite of Google-powered communication and collaboration tools designed to enhance our ability to work together. The suite includes e-mail, calendar, document sharing, instant messaging, and Web site publishing tools.