Student User Quick Tips

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These tips can help troubleshoot common issues with student technology services. If you're having issues with Talon, student email, or printing and scanning, check here first!

If you need more help, feel free to stop by the Student Help Desk for individualized assistance. 

The Kirkwood student email system is the primary tool for official communication from the college.

Be sure to check it often, you'll get important information from your instructors, as well as notifications from advising, enrollment, and financial aid sent to your student e-mail rather than by postal mail. 

The format of your Kirkwood student email address is: (Example: If your first and last name are being used already, a number will be added to your email address to make it unique.

Your email account remains active only for 9 months after completing your last class. All documents and emails will not be accessible after that time. If you return to Kirkwood your email will be reactivated at that time.

Helpful Kirkwood Student Email Features

Note: You must setup a Windows Live ID to be able to access some of these features

  • Connect to your mobile device
  • Online-storage (SkyDrive) up to 25G of FREE space for documents
  • Sharable calendar
  • Email storage and organization options
  • Shared folders with other students

Talon is Kirkwood's learning management system. Talon provides a variety of online tools instructors use to deliver materials, activities and assessments.

  • Receive/Turn-in assignments
  • Take assesments (exams/quizzes)
  • View additional classroom material (articles, videos, etc)
  • Participate in an open-class discussion forum
  • Receive grades on assignments


Having problems with Talon?

Contact Talon technical support for 24/7 assistance at 1-877-478-7074

Student Print Quota

A $36 credit is added to your print balance each semester

  • Black and white print/copies: $0.05 each
  • Color print/copies: $0.10 each
    • Remaining print funds will carry over through the current school-year
    • Students will start over at $36 with the following new Fall term
    • Tracking the amount printed/copied happens after the student logs into the printer/copier with their k#

**Be sure you log-off before leaving any computer!**

Go to Printing and click on Your Print Balance, log-in to access:

  • Balances, adding funds, full listing of print jobs and submitting a dispute
  • More questions about the Print Quota? Email with any questions or dispute issues.