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Making It Easier to Learn

UBIT provides services that make it easier for students, faculty and staff to learn, including virtual classrooms, computing technology and a variety of site licensed software.

  • Virtual Classroom:  Higher Education at UB happens globally, 24/7.  Collaboration between faculty and students is facilitated by aligning video, web and communications technologies to create virtual classroom environments, with the ability to record and preserve sessions for asynchronous access and delivery. Integration into UBlearns, UB’s learning management system, simplifies access and support for both faculty and students.  From the desktop to multipoint groups, UB’s virtual classroom will advance learning and reduce the distances of time and geography, helping students learn at their own pace, and on their own timeframe.
  • My Virtual Computing Lab: Mobile technology has the potential to offer persistent connectivity and virtually unlimited access to information, resources and tools without regard to physical location. UB is at the forefront of mobile technology through UB’s My Virtual Computing Lab, which provides students, faculty, and staff with complete access to public computing software and services, all from the convenience of their home, dorm room, or office. Students no longer have to come to campus to access software in specialized computer labs.
  • Site Licensed Software: A valuable component of collaboration is the ability for universal document interchange and sharing. Powerful productivity tools such as Microsoft Office are available to the entire campus, effectively providing an interchange standard for collaboration. Similarly, site licenses for state-of-the-art analytical and simulation software, such a Matlab, remove access barriers for students in providing them with tools typically used throughout their careers. And to protect UB’s collaborative efforts, campus wide Anti-Virus and Internet Protection is provided for all.