Educational Technology Lab (ETL)

Who are we?

The Educational Technology Lab (ETL) is a part of the UIC College of Education. We are responsible for providing technical support to the College’s faculty, staff and students, assisting in hosting online classes and seminars, as well as provide access to the newest technology in education. We also host the ETL STEM Summer Camp, where children across the region come to UIC and learn about exciting topics such as Computer Programming, Hydroponics, Environmental Science, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, and other emerging topics. To know more about us, you can visit our website at https://etl.ed.uic.edu/

Other Service Names

Help Desk, IT Support

 

Services Offered

  • IT Support (Hardware and Software, Network Issues, AV Equipments)
  • Virtual Computing (SAS, SPSS, Atlas.ti, MS Office, HLM, IRTPRO, MPlus, Nvivo and more)
  • Network Storage
  • General & Poster Printing
  • Summer Camp
  • Software Installation and Troubleshooting
  • 3D Printing
  • Temporary Equipment Checkout (Computers, adapters, recorders, cameras and other equipments)
  • Request Access to Administrative Applications

 

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

College of Education:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students (some services requires authorization)

 

Where Can I Get Support?

  • Please submit a service request for your questions.
  • If you need in person support, please stop by at 1040 W Harrison Street (ETMSW building, 2nd floor, room 2027).
  • Our operating hours are Monday through Friday (9:15 am to 5:00 pm) .

 

How Much Does It Cost?

No charges to College of Education affiliates. Some services for students require authorization from their professor's; such as poster printing and virtual computer lab.

 

How Can I Get Support?

If you are having an IT problem, review the guidance on the most commonly reported problems and then select the Request Service button on this page to ask an IT question.

Alternatively, you may email etlprob@uic.edu or call 312-996-0133. We recommend you to use form to submit service requests.

 

Commonly Reported IT Problems

Please try these suggestions before contacting us. These are common fixes that solve the majority of the problems that customers contact us to report:

  1. Restart your device.
  2. Check the Technology Solutions Service Status Page to see if the problem is related to their services.
  3. Clear your browser cache and cookies.
  4. For password issues, visit identity.uillinois.edu, select "I forgot my password", and use your recovery options to reset your password.
  5. Check your network and VPN settings – if you're on WiFi, make sure you are connected to the correct wireless network (usually UIC-WiFi).
  6. If needed verify your VPN connection.
  7. Check all physical connections to make sure they are securely connected; often a loose cable or connector (power, network, keyboard, mouse, speaker, monitor cable, etc.) is the cause of the problem.
  8. Look for a Help function within the program – the online Help in most programs can provide how-to explanations and solutions to common problems.
  9. Verify your computer meets the listed system requirements for the application.
  10. Search this site, specifically the Knowledge Base, for help with your problem – many general and specific computing solutions are available here.

 

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Within 1 business day
Incident Resolution Time Varies based on the type of question or problem or availability of the user. Within 7 business days for low impact/urgency
Service Availability Monday through Friday, 9:15 am to 5:00 pm
Maintenance Window(s) As announced & during college breaks
Service Notification Channel(s) ETL Webpage (RealTime status) & College listserv emails (major events Only)
 
IT | General Request Unit Security Contact Equipment Purchase Poster Printing Request

Details

Service ID: 740
Created
Thu 12/8/22 12:04 PM
Modified
Wed 9/6/23 4:08 PM
Service Owner
This person is accountable for the overall performance of this service. This is not a support contact.
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.
03/01/2023

Service Offerings (4)

IT | General Service Request
IT | General Service Request
Unit Security Contact (USC) Requests
Request Access/Removal to Administrative Applications
Equipment Purchase Request
Education Equipment Purchase Request