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Blackboard Learn is a web application that allows the creation, administration, tracking, and delivery of digital content via course sites. This type of application is also referred to as a Learning Management System or LMS. At UIC, Blackboard Learn course sites are used in three main ways:

  1. for the enhancement of face-to-face instruction,
  2. as an important component of content delivery for blended courses, and
  3. as a core element delivering and assessing learning in online courses. 

GoogleApps@UIC is a suite of tools used for communication and collaboration. It includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sites, Google Groups and Google Calendar.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The ACCC Service Desk offers general in-person consulting services for basic support issues. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Telecommunications provides general information about telecommunications services, customer service orders, cell phones, pagers as well as consulting for large-scale engineering projects.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

ACCC Basic Email service allows you to access your email on the web through Webmail as well as many desktop and mobile clients. Features include spam filtering, custom filters, and vacation and out-of-office auto-reply.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

ACCC Satellite Services Helpdesk provides hands-on technical support for personal computers and other devices of UIC students, staff, and faculty. Support is available for connecting to campus networks, including UIC-WiFi, virus removal, and installing campus-licensed software.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The UIC community wireless network identifies itself as UIC-WiFi. Visitors to UIC may be eligible to use UIC-Guest or eduroam.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
Computer Labs

Campus computer labs are available to UIC students, staff, faculty and authorized guests. Several of the labs are available for reservation for instruction or special events. There are some labs that are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. In addition to general use labs, ACCC manages labs with access limited to a certain group, such as residence hall residents or students in a particular college.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Webmail is a web-based email client used to access Basic Email accounts. Webmail supports reading and composing email, email folder management, addressbook management, and message search.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

UICalendar is a calendar and scheduling tool that allows users to manage and coordinate appointments, events, and tasks on the web or any CalDav compliant client. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students
WebStore

Licensed software is distributed directly through the WebStore. WebStore strives to provide the software you need at the lowest possible price. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT, ACCC

ACCC provides a variety of training formats, including self-paced online video tutorials, workshops and one-on-one consulting.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
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Qualtrics is a sophisticated, easy to use web-based service for creating, publishing, and analyzing survey data. Qualtrics offers advanced options and is highly customizable.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT, ACCC

The ACCC provides a personal University email address to all current students, staff and faculty. The email address is in the format NetID@uic.edu and can be used in conjunction with any of the email services provided by the ACCC (GoogleApps@UIC, Basic Email and Exchange), or forwarded to an existing non-University email address.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

U-Print is the campus-wide printing system. U-Print is available in ACCC computer labs and in certain department locations. You can also use U-Print to print from your personal computer or mobile device, making it easy to print when you want, and where you want.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The UIC Directory is an online directory of current UIC students, faculty and staff. The Directory also includes a complete listing of campus units and unit rosters.

Network Operations Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round to monitor the campus network, the ACCC's mission-critical systems, and services;  to receive reports of system problems; and to pass important information on via the ACCC News and Alerts.

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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.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Statistical consulting includes technical advice to the UIC community for statistical applications sold by ACCC. We make certain that you are able to run your statistical software.

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

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Res-Net is the computer network access available in UIC residence halls. The Res-Net connection provides access to the internet.

Audience: Students

For web and media publishing needs, choose from personal or group and departmental web publishing options on *people.uic.edu*, *webhost.uic.edu* or *publish.uic.edu*.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Starting October 17th, UIC faculty, staff, and students will be asked to set-up new password recovery options at the time of the next password change for their UIC NetID. Once each user has completed this step, their passwords for Campus NetIDs and Enterprise IDs will be the same. For more information about the One ID & Password (OIDPW) project please see http://web.uillinois.edu/IAM.

UIC NetID is an identifier used to access many university services. Identity and Access Management includes authentication, provisioning of services and consultation for obtaining UIC NetIDs, establishing non-personal email addresses for University business, NetID changes, and troubleshooting related to university identities. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
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A listserv email list is an email-based list of subscribers, which can be used as a discussion group, a distribution list or a group or campus unit email address.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

All buildings on the UIC campus are connected to the UIC-Net campus backbone network, which connects computers and LANs at UIC to each other, to the Internet (via a 155 Mbps connection at the Ameritech Chicago NAP), and to the Internet2 Abilene and vBNS research networks. Most offices on campus and all dorm rooms have a 10 Mbps Ethernet or better connection to UIC-Net.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The ACCC hosts two types of local database servers for use by individuals, departments, or other campus groups: MySQL and MSSQL. Both are relational database management systems (RDBMS) that support multiple databases and that allow multiple people to access each one.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing is a virtual learning environment to facilitate real-time online learning. This Web conferencing system is accessed through Blackboard Learn and empowers Blackboard Learn instructors and TAs to create individual (and repeat Web Conferencing sessions) on their own with out requesting a session to be created or activated. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The ACCC provides multimedia equipment for a variety of uses:

  • Students may check out laptops and other multimedia equipment for three days at a time, at no cost, from several locations on campus.
    • Laptops are limited to three total checkouts per semester, in order to ensure the limited supply of laptops is available to as many students as possible.
  • Faculty may reserve or check out laptops and other multimedia equipment for use in a specific class session, at no cost, from the ACCC-LTS Support office.
  • Faculty may check out multimedia equipment for three days at a time, at no cost, from the ACCC-LTS Multimedia Lab.
  • Students, faculty, or staff can rent multimedia equipment for scheduled events, for a fee.  Details of this service are found at the Event Support (Audio/Visual) service page.
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

ACCC will decommission the Argo Cluster servers used for high performance computing on Friday, February 17, 2017. The Argo servers have exceeded their functional life span which includes the replacement of hardware no longer readily available. ACCC is working on new cutting edge solutions as outlined below.

Please download and backup any data you, or your department, have stored on the Argo servers before Friday, February 17, 2017. Any stored data left on the Argo servers after 2/17/2017 will be lost.

If continued use of High Performance Computing (HPC) is required please contact extreme@uic.edu to find out if your department has invested in the HPC campus cluster program. If your unit or department has invested you will be onboarded to utilize Extreme HPC.

By March 2017, ACCC will also be deploying a new HPC and Big Data cluster called SABER. SABER will be open to everyone on campus on a fee for service basis. Extreme HPC will continue operating on a partnership model with upfront investment from departments across campus. More information on SABER will be released to the UIC community as it becomes available.

For more information about Research Computing at UIC please visit: rc.uic.edu.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: extreme@uic.edu.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The UIC Events Calendar was developed to post Events and Classified Ads electronically via the Web. It makes it easy to post brief items on the Web, and, if you wish, to send a one line summary of the item to the audience who will be most interested in it.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

ACCC offers a group of live operators that answer phone calls directed towards two general UIC Campus and UIC Medical Center phone numbers.  The operators answer calls and attempt to assist callers by routing them to the appropriate person.

ACCC Security's mission is to protect the UIC community from active and potential security threats.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

UIC on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of UIC-related digital media content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s popular music jukebox and online music source.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

There are daily data usage limitations on the use of Res-Net and the UIC public wireless networks on campus, as well as other restrictions, which are described in UIC Wireless and Res-Net Policy.

UIC Alert is an optional free service that allows UIC officials to send text messages to your mobile phone or any text message capable device in the case of a campus emergency.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The ACCC supports a few different kinds of software based clients that allow users to initiate phone calls from what appears to be a UIC campus extension by using a computer or other mobile device with the appropriate software installed.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students
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ACCC is converting our Linux operating system offering from Red Hat Enterprise to CentOS (Linux is the Unix based operating system often used in servers and desktop environments). As a result of this conversion, ACCC will no longer be accepting new registrations to our Red Hat Network Satellite Server (RHN). Customers with current RHN registrations will still be able to update their Red Hat operating system installations registered with ACCC until further notice. ACCC will contact current customers connecting to the Red Hat satellite server with options and a deadline for migration to CentOS. 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available for no fee to UIC faculty, staff, and students for production and personal use. Software updates, ISO images, and other services are provided through the Red Hat Network satellite server

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The newly formed Learning Technology Solutions team of the ACCC is currently working to revise our web site content.  Please stay tuned for updates!

Introducing a new team in the ACCC: Learning Technology Solutions (LTS). This team brings together the instructional design and software support aspects of the Instructional Technology Lab, with the classroom and computer lab technology support of the Learning Environments & Technology Services office. This newly-merged group will be working to improve your experience as an instructor here at UIC by providing a central point of contact for all of your learning technology needs.

OUR MISSION

To enhance student success and faculty empowerment through learning technologies.

Audience: Faculty, Students

ACCC works diligently to improve and maintain instructional technology available to students, faculty and staff in classrooms and computer labs on campus. Classroom support is provided through our Learning Environments & Technology Services office, which is centrally located in the East Side of campus to provide a single point of contact for any classroom support needs. Campus computer labs are available to UIC students, staff, faculty and authorized guests. Several of the labs are available for reservation for instruction or special events.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

ACCC provides support to the UIC community via email, phone, in-person consultation and on-site service calls.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT
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C-stop is a modern new space for students at UIC. For more information, please visit cstop.uic.edu.

Locations

  • C-Stop BSB
    Behavioral Sciences Building
    1007 West Harrison Street
    BSB Learning Center, First Floor
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • C-Stop SCW
    Student Center West
    828 South Wolcott Avenue
    Student Center West, Room 115
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 7:00pm
Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

UIC and the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC) have made available, with the use of the IT technology fee, an extended laptop lending program called ACCCELL, the ACCC's Extended Laptop Loan. The goal of the ACCCELL program is to provide those students in need of this technology, a loaner laptop to use during their tenure at UIC to assist in their academic success.

Audience: Students

Computers and other devices can be filtered and suspended from campus use for many reasons.  Computers are routinely filtered for any of the use excessive bandwidth, violation of the ACCC Acceptable Use Policy, violation of Res-Net terms of service or due to a virus or infection detected.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Massmail is a type of bulk email message sent to current UIC students, faculty or staff who are subscribed to Massmail.  Content of the messages is restricted to events on campus or events sponsored by campus units. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

UIC offers two options for instant messaging, Blackboard Instant Messenger and Jabber. Below you will find the details of each option as you choose the best communication tool for your needs. 


Blackboard Instant Messenger (formerly known as Pronto) is a free instant messaging and voice chat tool that allows students and instructors to spontaneously meet live, online at any time to discuss their coursework. Blackboard Instant Messenger works with Blackboard Learn to automatically populate students' contact lists with their classmates' names, thereby making it easy for students, faculty and teaching staff to spontaneously collaborate live online. Blackboard Instant Messenger can also be used as a regular modern Instant Messenger, outside of Blackboard on Windows and Mac systems.

Jabber is an open source instant messaging system available to all UIC students, faculty and staff. Jabber client software is available for all the major operating systems, including tablets and smartphones.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, ACCC

Nessus Security and Vulnerability Scanner is a scan engine with a web-based interface that can be used to perform an external scan of your computer system. This comprehensive scan looks for potential vulnerabilities that could be used by remote attackers to control or access sensitive data on a system.  

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Network services are provided for wired and wireless networks.  Network access is provided in student residences, academic, and administrative buildings.  

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Office 365 is a free suite of programs that includes Office applications. There are two ways that you can use Office 365.  You can work in the cloud by using Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online, OneNote Online and more. In addition, you can install all of the same apps locally on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 mobile devices.
 
Faculty and staff may still use a local version of Office Professional by installing the Campus Agreement offer for University-owned computers through the WebStore.

Exchange online is the new common email and calendar solution that will be available to faculty and staff starting Fall 2015.  This is a separate service from Office 365.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The Academic Multimedia Lab of the Learning Technology Solutions (LTS) team provides in-depth assistance in multimedia digitizing and conversion, from scanning photographs and slides, to digitizing video clips, transferring VHS video tapes to DVDs, or creating streaming video clips well-suited for web distribution.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students
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The UIC Mobile App is available as a free download from the Apple store for iOS or from Google Play for Android. There is also a mobile version of the app available at m.uic.edu. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and anyone interested in learning more about UIC can use this app to stay connected while on the go.

Elections is a web-based voting system that can be used by student organizations, clubs, or campus departments to hold elections.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

The ACCC offers a set of tools that users can use to create and collaboratively share information. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

Each student Residence Hall room is provided with at least one telephone line. A ResPhone Account and password enables you to direct-dial off campus for domestic and international service.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

The ACCC offers a set of tools that users can use to securely store files online.  Using these tools files are available both on and off campus.  

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

ACCC maintains and operates the StarTel campus-wide public security system. The system is best identified as the 8-foot, blue-light bollards or posts located throughout the public walkways on the East and West campus. StarTel units offer direct access to the UIC Police Department; press the red call button to call for assistance.

The ACCC offers several methods for departments or individuals to send mass communication. Tools are available for standard informational messages to be send to a variety of audiences. 

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students, IT

High Performance Computing is available through the ACCC Beowulf called Argo.

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Charge your electronic device securely while on the go. Bring your charger and plug your device into a recharging locker.

Audience: Students