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IT Division - Quick Start Guide for Students

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WKU Technology Accounts

  • NetID (created upon WKU admission) is your login to myWKU, TopNet, Blackboard, MyStuff, computer labs, WKU wireless, and more.
  • Look up NetID and set initial password at
  • Keep your login information secure!


  • One Stop access to applications including TopNet, TopperMail, Blackboard, IT Helpdesk and more.


  • Secure gateway to personal, academic and financial information.
  • Register for classes, view transcripts, grades, financial aid, tuition, fees and sign up for emergency notifications.

Email / TopperMail

  • Official WKU email account (TopperMail) used for Administrative and Academic communications. Check your TopperMail regularly!
  • Accessible 24-48 hours after initial class registration.


  • Learning management system for course materials and discussions, multimedia files, tests, grades, etc.


  • WKU student individual file storage space for academic use.

IT Policies and Safe Computing

  • Everyone at WKU is required to practice safe computing.
  • Read, understand, and follow IT Policies (
  • Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action or place you or others at risk.

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 4/7/16