The following is an abbreviated list of vital campus services that meet the needs of doctoral students.
Barney Document Storage
IT (Help Desk)
Barney Document Storage
Each Gonzaga student is provided with 200MB of document storage on Barney, the Academic File Server. This storage includes documents created in the computer labs, web pages, and archived Zagmail. Documents stored on Barney can also be accessed from anywhere you have Internet access by using the address: ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard is an e-Education platform. In the doctoral program, Blackboard serves as a vital interface between students and professors. Professors may post their syllabus, readings, assignments, and discussion sessions on Blackboard. Blackboard is used by the professor to automatically contact students regarding course changes and schedule notifications. The notification system uses only the ZagMail address, so students are required to either check ZagMail frequently or have ZagMail forwarded to their preferred email provider. (Log into ZagMail and select “preferences” or call the Help Desk and have them coach you through the process.)
All students who have enrolled in a course through the University Information System prior to the start of the session are automatically enrolled in courses in Blackboard. Only those courses that are actively being used by the instructor are visible to students when they log into Blackboard.
To access Blackboard:
- Using an internet browser, go to http://learn.gonzaga.edu
- Click on the “Login” button.
- For your username, type in the username you use to access ZagMail.
- For your password, use the same password that you use for ZagMail.
- You will be directed to your personal Blackboard entry screen. Active courses you are enrolled in will be listed under the “My Courses” section in the upper right corner of the screen. If you do not find a course you expect to see there, please contact your instructor.
If you have difficulty accessing Blackboard, please contact the Gonzaga Help Desk:
Location: The Help Desk is located on the lower level of Foley Library and is open: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Foley librarians love doctoral students; pretty soon you’ll love them, too. Some awesome features include: quiet study space, InterLibrary Loan, 4-cent-per-page printing, and color pencils. Make this the first place you stop on campus. In addition, the Foley Library provides a Research Guide for doctoral studies.
English Language Center (ELC)
The English Language Center supports international students with a Tutoring Center that is targeted at ESL students put open to all non-native speakers. The ELC can make editing and/or tutoring referrals to individuals with TESL backgrounds. The ELC also offers a graduate writing class for international students (MTSL 509), which may be of interest to a student looking to improve their academic writing for the American context.
International Student Programs (ISP)
International Student Programs assists international students, including Ph.D. students, with New International Student Orientation, immigration advising, and internship and employment eligibility (OPT & CPT). As of summer 2012, Harry Daniels-Schatz is the International Student Advisor and currently the primary immigration advisor for Ph.D. students.
IT (Help Desk)
The Information Technology team will be your cyber friend throughout the entire program, and if you could memorize any number, the Help Desk’s number just might be it: 509-313-5550. The team will reset your password; they will get you out of Blackboard issues; and they will be there when you just need someone to listen as you talk yourself out of a jam. They also provide technology training on applications, such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Skype.
RefWorks simplifies the generation of accurate, concise bibliographies, facilitating the research process and guarding against possible plagiarism issues. We recommend students begin using this platform asap.
To receive alerts from GU’s emergency notification system, click here.
ZagMail is university’s email client. All students receive an email address usually formatted like this: email@example.com. (It usually consists of the student’s first initial and full last name.) This is the email the university will use to communicate with you. You may set it up to forward to another account if you wish. If you have forgotten your email address or password, contact the Help Desk.
ZagWeb has many vital functions for the student. Namely, it is the place where you register for classes, update your personal contact information, and receive your bills. To log-in, use your student ID# or SSN#. You create a unique password.
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