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Information Technologies

University of Calgary Information Technologies (UCIT) is responsible for providing computing and networking support to U of C students via PC computers, Unix, and high-performance computing facilities.

Every student is entitled to a UCIT computing account on the central computing system. More information on getting an account and the benefits of an UCIT account can be found at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/itaccount.

As a student, you may use UCIT-supported PC and Unix workstation laboratories across campus. Particularly important is the Information Commons on the second floor of the MacKimmie Library Block, where you will find over 250 PCs, printing facilities (including printing from wireless) and access to AirUC (U of C's wireless network). In addition to the IC, the Elbow Room (Room 142 Science Theatres) offers a "drop-in" microcomputer lab with UCIT staff available to offer technical assistance. For more information, please see http://www.ucalgary.ca/itlabs.

Additional networking services include: AirUC, the U of C Wireless Network, available throughout the campus. For more information about wireless service please go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/wireless; and RezNet - U of C's high-speed network for students living on campus. Browse the web, check your email, work online from almost anywhere in your campus home. For more information, please see http://www.ucalgary.ca/reznet/.

UCIT supports many academic applications including Blackboard, Elluminate, Breeze, database management, graphics, printing and email, Web tools, statistical analysis, simulation, a comprehensive range of programming languages and scientific applications, and text processing. Documentation, consulting, and non-credit courses on software and hardware are also available.

UCITs Com/Media unit provides audio-visual, portable computing and other communications media support for teaching and learning activities. A wide range of educational media technology is available by contacting any of the Com/Media cross-campus booking and service centres. Equipment is then scheduled, delivered, set-up and made ready for the class. See http://www.ucalgary.ca/commedia for more information.

UCIT also co-ordinates site-license agreements and volume discounts for specialized software. For more information, go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/software. UCIT distributes site licensed anti-virus software for detecting, removing and preventing computer viruses. Go to http://www.ucalgary.ca/it/virus for more information or a free download.

Get help from: IT Support Centre: 403.220.5555
Email: itsupport@ucalgary.ca
Location: Mathematical Sciences Building, 7th Floor  

For more information on all Information Technology Services go to: www.ucalgary.ca/it/services.