Distance Learning: Remote Resource Guide for Students

The following resources are available to students during the Spring 2020 Semester.

How can I get Microsoft Office?

Luther students, faculty, and staff can use Office 365 ProPlus at no cost on their personally-owned computers (up to 5 activations) while at Luther. To access the software, visit www.office.com/getoffice365. To download the software for offline use, contact the Technology Help Desk.

What video conferencing software is available?

Both Google Hangouts Meet and Zoom are available to Luther students.

How can I record my presentation or assignment?

In addition to using a smartphone or video camera, you can record your work using Zoom, VoiceThread, or built-in software on your PC or Mac.

How can I submit assignments electronically rather than on paper?

If your instructor has assigned a particular method, please use the information they provide. If the assignment may be completed in any method you choose, know that you can save a file as a PDF and then upload the file to KATIE or send it as an email attachment. For Windows, select "Print" from any application, change the printer to "Save as PDF" and choose a name for your file. Here are the steps for Mac.

How can I access library materials from a distance?

You still have access to library resources through the library catalog and databases. Start at the Library homepage (https://luther.edu/library) and login using your Norse Key when prompted. You can request an item held in the library stacks by clicking the blue Request item through Interlibrary Loan button. We will do our best to connect you with the resources you need to complete research assignments through scanning and/or alternate delivery options.

You can also Email a Librarian or Make an Appointment to talk with a Librarian via Norse Apps (Hangouts Meet, Email, etc.). Visit our Remote Access page to learn more about doing research from a distance.

How can I get SPSS?

During the Spring 2020 semester, students have access to download and install SPSS on their personally-owned computers using the following steps:

  1. Visit https://help.luther.edu from a web browser on your computer and sign in with your Luther Norse Key username and password.
  2. Click on “Downloads” located on the left hand side of the screen.
  3. Select “IBM SPSS Statistics 25 (Windows)” or “IBM SPSS Statistics 25 (macOS)” depending upon your operating system.
  4. Click “Run Now”.
  5. Detailed instructions for installing the software are found here: SPSS Student Install.

How can I get the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite?

During the Spring 2020 semester, students have access to download and install Adobe CC (Acrobat DC, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc) on their personally-owned computer using the following steps:

  1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com, enter your Luther Norse Key (with @luther.edu), and click “Continue”.
  2. Select “Company or School Account”, enter your Luther Norse Key username (without @luther.edu) and password, and then click “Sign in”.
  3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired apps. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps. Please visit this HelpX page if you have questions.

What other resources are there to use in my classes?

LinkedIn Learning is an online course website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Visit linkedinlearning.luther.edu and sign in with your Norse Key username and password to view available content.

How do I get other software I need for my classes?

If the software you need for your class is not listed on this page, contact your instructor or the Technology Help Desk.

I have other questions related to distance learning; where do I go for help?

Contact your instructor or the Technology Help Desk. During the Spring 2020 Semester, the Technology Help Desk is available for remote support Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call 563-387-1000

Email [email protected]
Enter a ticket at help.luther.edu