Technology Information for New Gusties

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Gustavus Technology Services (GTS) would like to welcome you to Gustavus! It is our hope that this web page will supply you with the information necessary to answer most of your technology-related questions. Please contact us at 507-933-6111 or with any questions or concerns.

What is GTS?

Gustavus Technology Services (GTS) is the primary technology provider on campus. We provide support through the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111 or GTS consists of Instructional Services, Telecommunications, Administrative Information Systems (AIS), the Technology Helpline and User Services, Core Services, and Web Services. We are located in Olin Hall. The department is under the direction of Bruce Aarsvold.

What is my Gustavus username?

Gustavus uses a standard convention for usernames. First initial followed by the first seven letters of your last name. If duplicates exist, numbers will be added at the end. Harry Potter's username would be hpotter.

This User Account is provided by Gustavus Adolphus College, made available to students, faculty, staff and approved guests of the College to facilitate and enhance their work, teaching, learning, and scholarly research. All Gustavus accounts are governed by the Gustavus Acceptable Use Policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Technology Helpline.

How do I change my password or other user settings?

The Gustavus User Settings Page (GUS Page) is where you change your password and adjust other User Account settings. You can visit the GUS page at or click on the Log in button in the upper right hand corner of the Gustavus homepage, after logging in, click on your name, next to the Log out button.

Use your GUS Page to set your password, change or input Emergency Contact Information, adjust e-mail settings like forwards and away messages, adjust your profile information and report lost 3 Crowns Cards. You can also supply an alternate email address that will allow you to self reset your Gustavus user account password, if you forget it (Contact information under the Profile section).

Your Gustavus User Account password will work for e-mail, Moodle, computer logins (lab and institutionally owned machines), Department Share Access, Gustavus Google Resources, Gustavus People Search and other web resources. You are required to change you password once a year.

We will never ask you for your password!

And neither should anyone else. Never respond to emails or web pages with your Gustavus username or password. Your Gustavus password should be unique (not used at other sites), contain both letters and numbers and never be shared with anyone.

Beware of Phishing

Phishing is attempting to gain personal or financial information about a user by masquerading as a trustworthy source. Gustavus users have experienced many types of Phishing, including some sent through email. Please note that Gustavus will never ask you via email, phone or any other type of communication to verify your password.

How do I check my Gustavus e-mail?

Your Gustavus e-mail address is You can check your e-mail on the web, your phone or your computer's email client. For more information, please contact the Technology Helpline or see our help pages for e-mail.

Who do I call for help?

Technology support is provided to all members of the Gustavus community through the Technology Helpline, located on the first floor of Olin Hall. The Technology Helpline is a group of student employees led by full-time User Services staff. Helpline employees are trained and dedicated to serving the hardware, software, and networking needs of the campus community. Please contact us with your technology questions or concerns.

Additional Information


WebAdvisor -- is a web-based system that allows Gustavus students, faculty and staff to access important academic and employment information. WebAdvisor account information will be sent to your Gustavus e-mail account. *Please note that your user name is the same, but your password and its requirements are independent from your e-mail and Colleague passwords.

Gustavus People Search (Gribly)

People Search (Gribly) is a web based directory for Gustavus students, employees and alumni. To search for people, use the search box at the top of any Gustavus page or visit Search ( To edit your profile information, please see edit your Gustavus profile

Historical information and help with Gustavus People Search is available at:Gribly.

Department Share

All Employee User Accounts include a Department Share (located in home directory) or network storage space. This space is accessible anywhere on campus and is backed up nightly. For more information, please see: Home directory.


Gustavus uses Moodle as its course management system. Gustavus maintains its own Moodle server. Pages are automatically created for all Gustavus courses each term and are available for use by faculty, staff and students. The Gustavus Moodle site is located at Moodle uses your Gustavus User Account credentials. For additional information and help using Moodle, please navigate to

Google and Office 365 access

All Gustavus User Accounts also include Google and Office365 access.

Google is a cloud based calendaring and document storage and sharing solution. Google Calendar is the scheduling application used by Gustavus. For more information or help, please see: Google Drive.

Office365 is a cloud based storage and sharing solution with access to Microsoft Office. Please see Office 365 for more information.

Gustavus Daily Announcements (Gustavus-L)

Gustavus-L is an automated campus announcement and event list that pulls items from the College Calendar. It is distributed Monday through Saturday, with Sunday's announcements and events appearing on Saturday. If you would like to subscribe to Gustavus-l please visit

GTS News, Information and Tips

You can follow us on Twitter - @gtshelpline or visit

CrashPlan/Code 42

Gustavus provides secure cloud-backup storage for Gustavus-owned computers. For more information, please see CrashPlan.

Virtual Lab

Gustavus users can access Windows lab software (e.g. ArcGIS, Adobe products) from any computer (Macintosh or Windows) using Virtual Lab. Virtual Lab also gives you access to your Department Shares and other network resources.

Technology Training

Gustavus has technology training resources available to all Gustavus staff, administrators, faculty and students. For more information, please visit


Spam is unsolicited e-mail. It is often commercial in nature and may contain viruses or other malware. Gustavus offers server-side spam control through a program called SpamAssassin. The spam filtering settings page offers a web-based interface to configure these settings for your e-mail account.

Gustavus Employee Information

How Do I Get Help with my Gustavus Issued Computer?

For information about your Gustavus issued computer, please see: Employee_New_Computer.


Colleague is the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system used by Gustavus. If your position requires Colleague access, (aka Datatel), your supervisor will connect with Dave Maas in the AIS department. Dave will work with your supervisor to give you the proper access to the system required for your position.

Once this process is done Dave will contact you directly with a password that you will use with this system. *Please note that all though your user name is the same, your password and its requirements are independent from your e-mail and WebAdvisor passwords.

Discounted Software

Any employee who has a Gustavus issued computer, is eligible to purchase Microsoft Office for their personal computer at a deep discount. For additional information, lease visit:

Contact us

Please contact the Technology Helpline at 507-933-6111,, stop by the Technology Services department in Olin Hall or complete our contact form.