Communication and IT-Tools When starting your studies, you will have access to various digital platforms and tools. You can find an overview in the graphic below. The most important portals and tools are presented here. HSG Login: Your access to the digital infrastructure at the HSG If you are new to the HSG, you will be given your own HSG user account at the introductory events - the StartWeek for assessment students, the HSG Kick-off Days for Bachelor and Master students. The HSG Login gives you access to the campus computers, the campus WLAN, the IT tools and all communication platforms. In addition to the information here, you will receive a detailed introduction to our IT services during your first days at the HSG. You will also find all topics explained in the PC-Tutors knowledge database (HSG Login required). Videos: Introduction Password letter and how to change your password WiFi Set-up The most important channels for information about your studies: StudyNet (Canvas): Your digital learning environment Our StudyNet is more than just a platform with learning content, slides and other lecture material. It represents the entire virtual teaching environment and supports innovative digital teaching formats. You can attend lectures and courses that take place online via Zoom. Videos: StudyNet Zoom Quick links: Click here to get to StudyNet (HSG Login required). Known error messages from StudyNet (HSG Login required). An overview of the most important platforms at the HSG (HSG Login required). Compass: Where you manage your studies (enrolment, bidding, grades, etc.) You can manage the most important administrative matters via Compass, including semester registration, course selection (bidding) and exam registration. In addition, documents relevant to your studies, such as your grade transcripts or semester invoice, will be sent directly to your Compass mailbox if you have agreed to electronic delivery. Videos: Compass Quick links: Click this link to get to Compass (HSG Login required). Known error messages in Compass (HSG Login required). E-mail: Your most important contact address at the HSG Your HSG account is linked to your own email account. The mailbox has a storage capacity of 50 GB. The maximum size of a message (including attachment) is 25 MB. We use your HSG e-mail address for official communication purposes. We therefore recommend that you check your mailbox regularly. Your e-mail address is: firstname.lastname[at]student.unisg.ch. You can also find a detailed explanation of how to export your calendar in the following video. Videos: Mail Setup Calendar export Quick links: Outlook Webmail (HSG Login required) Detailed instructions for access via web (HSG Login required) Setup of the local mail client (HSG Login required) Redirecting your mails (HSG Login required) StudentWeb: Your student intranet with information, news and deadlines In StudentWeb we publish news about academic life, further information on the structure of study programmes and individual programmes, semester dates and deadlines, and information on exchanges. It is a password-protected portal for students. Video: StudentWeb Quick link: Link to the StudentWeb (HSG Login required) Social Media: If you want to know what else is going on at the HSG The HSG has several social media channels and offers several podcasts, including one by and for students. If you would like to be informed about regular news and articles, you can subscribe to the following channels: Facebook Instagram LinkedIn HSG Podcast Student Podcast SHSG Campus App: The mobile app for your campus and club events In spring 2021, the SHSG launched a campus app with the aim of facilitating access to all campus-related information via your smartphone. In the app you can find various features ranging from news and announcements to club channels and a marketplace. You can download the app from the Apple Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. IT-Tools for your studies: Microsoft: Office 365 und Teams With your HSG account, you can use a variety of applications from Office 365, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. MS Teams also gives you access to Microsoft's central collaboration platform. Videos: Microsoft 365 Microsoft Teams Quick links: Here you get to the Microsoft 365 page (HSG Login required). Microsoft 365 is explained in more detail here (HSG Login required). More information about MS Teams (HSG Login required). Access data of the official MS Teams channels (HSG Login required). You can manage your MFA settings here (HSG Login required). How to set up and use the MFA is explained here (HSG Login required). Official tutorial for setting up the MFA Library and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) The library with its numerous databases is the university's central knowledge storehouse. The HSG is part of swisscovery, the Swiss-wide network of academic libraries. In order to be able to access our complete offer, including e-books and electronic journals, from outside the university network, you need a so-called Virtual Private Networking, or VPN in short. Video: Library and VPN Quick links: Online search of the library Information on research as well as the services of the library can be found here Installation of the VPN "Cisco Anyconnect" (HSG Login required) Step by Step - Instructions for installing the VPN (HSG Login required) Common error messages during the installation of the VPN (HSG Login required) SWITCH edu-ID Thanks to SWITCHconnect, you can access the internet free of charge in all Swiss universities. You can also access the internet free of charge at Swiss railway stations and many other hotspots. To do this, you first have to register a SWITCH edu-ID and then link it to your HSG account. Video: SWITCH edu-ID, HSG-Career and SHSG Quick link: More information on the SWITCH edu-ID (HSG Login required).