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Newly available as of Spring 2020, the Virtual Computer Lab provides UIC students, faculty, and staff with access to specialized software from their own devices.

Technology Solutions provides Exchange Online for UIC’s email and calendaring service.

Microsoft 365 is a free suite of programs that includes Office applications. There are two ways to use Microsoft 365: in the cloud using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, OneNote Online, etc. or by installing all the same apps locally on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five mobile devices.

The voicemail system answers telephone calls when campus members are away or unavailable.

Technology Solutions provides basic DNS and basic connectivity.

Use the suggestions below to address some common IT-related questions. If you need further assistance, the Technology Solutions Service Desk is available to help. When contacting the Service Desk, please see the list of questions our staff may ask you, so we can provide you with our best customer service

Zoom is a multi-functional video and audio conference web application that combines web-based meetings with integrated collaboration tools.

Google Meet is part of Google’s Workspace (formerly known as G Suite) core tools. Users can start a chat conversation, video call, or phone call using Wi-Fi with up to 100 people at a time.


Laptops and cellular hotspots for temporary loan to students who do not have reliable access to a computer and/or internet at their home.

A web-based survey platform for creating, publishing, and analyzing survey data.

A simplified administrative interface that you can use to manage BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Multifunctional video and audio conference web application.

Cloud-based anti-plagiarism software available to faculty and graduate students.

This Google-powered email service is automatically provisioned for all students and is optional for faculty and staff. Gmail can be accessed via the web client or desktop and mobile native clients. Gmail is part of the G Suite for Education core tools.

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services ato help UIC innovate and meet your organizational needs. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service that works on PCs, Macs, mobile and tablet devices and provides access to files from any location for collaboration with other University users or external parties.

Request a template to help you start your Blackboard course with built-in best practices in instructional design.

Blackboard is UIC's learning management system for course-related activities and grade reporting.

Ongoing Blackboard work sites that are not attached to a Course Reference Number.

CrashPlan is an online backup service that boasts an excellent interface, unlimited storage plans, and the ability to back up to your own internet-connected computers. CrashPlan is not offered for server backups, or personal data from privately-owned computers, but is available for backups of UIC-related data on individual UIC-owned devices.

Digital content, eBooks and custom digital course packets.

The Office of Organizational Effectiveness provides training, development, and change management services that include communications, instructional design, Ability LMS support, and online conferences and events for all System Offices units and beyond.


The Virtual Private Network service allows you to securely access resources at UIC over a non-UIC Internet connection. While connected to the VPN, the client software works with the operating system to determine when you are accessing an Internet location that the client should protect. When you are accessing such a location, the VPN client encrypts the data.