Student Technology & Learning Resources

On behalf of our college, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) welcomes you!
Congratulations on taking this important first step to furthering your academic career!

OIT is ready and available to address your technology needs. As you embark upon this great adventure, please review the technology support links to get you started. At any point you have questions, please contact us.

The OIT Support Service Desk line is 763-433-1510 (Option 1)

Learning Resources

Anoka Ramsey Community College Anoka Technical College
College Website
Brightspace Desire2Learn - D2L
A learning management system (LMS) where your courses and content for those courses reside

Search for D2L Help topics

Log in help click here

Log in help click here
Microsoft 365 (M365) - Student Email access
A collection of Microsoft learning tools used for communication, word processing, presentations, etc.

Knowledge Base(KB) article - M365  Log in Help
Go to college website
Click on
Current Students => Email​​​​​​
Go to college website
Click on
Student Email

The following items will be an issue if your StarID password does not work with your email account but works in other areas:

  1. Your password is out of sync with all the systems.
  2. Your password includes consecutive letters that spell out a 'real' name or word.

You need to reset your starid password if you are unable to access your email, yet access to other resources is working.

  1. It can take up to 30 minutes for your new password to synchronize to all the systems.
  2. Use the Chrome browser for best results.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
An additional layer of security around Microsoft 365 products.
A video/teleconferencing tool that connects you to your faculty, students, and other college resources, while you are a distance or in-person learner.
Kaltura Mediaspace
A video repository where your recorded videos are automatically uploaded and stored (when using Zoom recording in the cloud).
StarID Portal
A one-stop spot for all things StarID.
Eduroam Wireless
A connection with most MN State colleges including Anoka Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College.  Click here to find out more and how to connect your device.

Additional Technology Resources                     

Anoka Ramsey Community College Anoka Technical College
OIT Service Portal 
A single location where you can submit, view, and edit your technology support tickets.
Tech News
A secondary site that hosts many technology articles that have not yet been moved to the OIT Service Portal.
Student Loaner Devices
Complete this form if you need a device loaner for the academic semesters.
Technology Tutor
Use this form to schedule time to work with a peer technology tutor who can assist you with  learning the technology tools, so you can be a successful student.
Service Status and Outages
Use this site for up-to-date information on applications and service outages. (URL pending)

Which Username to Use
Use this chart for help on which username/ID to use when you are accessing your college resources.

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