For Students

PNW students, find quick access to all the systems and tools you need to succeed.

Student Email

Every student is provided with a Gmail account with more than 6 gigabytes of storage, fast Google search and powerful spam protection.

Access Gmail 

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Access Your Course Materials

Blackboard learn is PNW’s current system; Brightspace is being implemented and will eventually replace Blackboard.

Log In to Blackboard

Log In to Brightspace

Additional Resources

Software for Students

Explore discounted software for your personal machines via OnTheHub, which sells software negotiated under Purdue’s campus agreements.

Accounts and Passwords

You’ll use your PNW username and password to access a range of digital services! Learn more about creating and changing your accounts.

Get Help

Need technical assistance? PNW’s Customer Service Center is ready to help!

Services, A to Z

Accessibility
PNW is committed to providing equal access to educational programs, services, activities and events. Explore guidelines for promoting accessibility.

Accounts and Passwords
You’ll use your PNW username and password to access a range of digital services! Learn more about creating and changing your accounts.

Blackboard
Blackboard learn is our current learning management system. It will be replaced by D2L: Brightspace.

BoilerKey
A two-faction authentication system, BoilerKey significantly improves the security of protected computer systems and accounts by requiring two forms of verification before access is granted.

Brightspace
Brightspace is a learning management system created by Desire 2 Learn (D2L) that will replace Blackboard.

Customer Service Center
Need technical assistance? PNW’s Customer Service Center is ready to help!

Google Apps (Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Hangouts and Meet)
This set of cloud-based applications found within your PNW Google account can store files and media, provide collaborative opportunities, support video conferencing and sync across devices.

Gmail
Every student is provided with a Gmail account with more than 6 gigabytes of storage, fast Google search and powerful spam protection.

Kaltura
Available to faculty and students, this platforms offers easy, adaptable video recording in classroom and personal settings.

Labs and Classrooms
Explore the computer and software offerings available in PNW’s on-campus labs and classrooms.

Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive, OneNote, Word, PowerPoint)
Office 365 is an online cloud-based platform that uses your @purdue.edu email to store files and media, provide collaborative opportunities and sync across devices.

Printing
Students, faculty and staff all have a set budget each semester for printing documents on campus.

PNW Mobile App
The PNW mobile app is available on Android phones and tablets, iPhone/iPad and desktop devices. It is free to use and available for download now.

Respondus
This exam-creation and testing tool is accompanied by a LockDown browser that prevents navigating outside a testing window during testing time.

Storage (Google Drive, H:, R:)
Students, faculty and staff have remote/networked options for storing and accessing files.

VPN
Creating a virtual private network (VPN) lets a user “put” their home machine on the PNW network, allowing access to many of the same resources as your work or lab machine on campus.

WebEx
WebEx is an on-demand collaborative web meeting and conferencing software used to present webinars, hold class online or provide virtual office hours.

WiFi
We offer Wifi service across PNW’s campuses, including Eduroam, our log-in wifi service for students, faculty and staff, and a guest AT&T Wifi