Taking classes online? UBIT is here to help.
Like learning in the classroom, online classes require the right tools for success.
If you have questions or concerns about technology for remote learning, read on to find out what resources are available to you.
If your current computer is not sufficient for remote learning (for example, you don’t have a web cam), here are some resources that may help:
- Living near campus? Socially-distanced iMacs in Silverman Library offer web cams, Respondus LDP Lab and other software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, which you can also access from home.
- Buying a new computer? Look at UB's student computer standards. Make sure your device meets UB's minimum recommendations before you buy. Check with your school or department too, they may have additional recommendations.
- Financial Aid adjustments toward a new laptop: Contact an advisor at 716-645-8232 or UBFA@buffalo.edu to see if you are eligible for a budget adjustment towards a laptop purchase.
If you have poor or no Internet connection and cannot use UB online apps like MyUB and HUB, UB Learns, UBbox and Zoom, there are options available to you:
Students can download UB-supported software, including Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more), from the UBIT website.
If you are unable to download software on your personal device, you can also connect to a virtual desktop with installed software from a web browser, using My Virtual Public Site.
If you are experiencing a hardship due to these unexpected changes, contact Student Conduct and Advocacy for support resources.
If you encounter any problems using UB online services, please contact the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542 or buffalo.edu/ubit/help. Find our support hours.