Information Technology

Our goal is to provide a quality-computing environment for faculty, staff and students. This includes technical support, software support, hardware support, networking support and educational technology support. Use the information below for assistance.

Recommended Computers for Students

We recommend that students bring their own computer to campus and have gathered suggested configurations to make choosing a computer easier.

For Windows computers click here to visit the Dell Grand View Store.  We have pre-configured several different systems that would meet the needs of our students.

For Apple Computers click here to visit the Apple Education Store.  For basic student use we recommend a Macbook Air Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 7-Core GPU 256GB Storage.  For Art and Communication majors we recommend the Macbook Pro Apple M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU 256GB SSD Storage.

The Grand View IT department recognizes Chromebooks can be an affordable and cost-effective option for incoming students. Unfortunately, the limitations present in the ChromeOS operating system prevent the IT department from recommending the use of these devices for any program at Grand View University. Although you will have access to web-based applications, the Grand View IT department can’t ensure functionality with all potential applications you may encounter during your experience with Grand View University. For this reason, we do not recommend Chromebooks for use during your academic career with Grand View and the IT department is unable to support these devices beyond assistance with accessing the network.

Campus TV

Grand View University does not provide cable TV access in the Residence Halls.  We recommend our residents use a streaming service such as Hulu, Netflix, AppleTV, YouTube TV or any other service of your choice.  Pluto TV is also a great option as it offers free access to many cable networks.

Computer Lab Access & OneDrive Storage Space

As a Grand View student you have access to computer labs across campus. To access the computers in these labs, you will need to know your myGVU username and password. In addition to computer lab access, you will have access to Microsoft OneDrive for storing documents. OneDrive is also installed on every lab computer. More information on OneDrive can be found here.

Email

A Grand View email address is provided for all students and employees. It is important you check your Grand View email account often, as email is a common method of communication within the campus community. Grand View email can be accessed through myGVU. If your mobile device is compatible with Microsoft Outlook and Office 365, you may be able to synchronize your device with Grand View email. Alternatively, Android and iOS devices support the Microsoft Outlook app, which will allow you to sync your email. For help on Grand View email, including mobile device sync directions, click on the link provided below:

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Free Software

Students receive a FREE subscription to Microsoft Office.

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myGVU Information

myGVU is Grand View’s app and portal that provides access to all the resources students need including course schedules, grades, important University announcements and notices, billing and financial information, your GV email, information about campus events and lots of resources and tools.

myGVU is available in the app store for both iphones and androids and via the web at https://mygvu.grandview.edu/. Student will need their username and password to log in.

Viewing Schedules & Grades Account Billing, Financial Aid

In order for a parent or family member to access and manage this information, they must be granted access through Person Proxy. Detailed instructions can be found here.