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UBIT offers on-site and over-the-phone response to classroom technical problems and operational questions, with a response time of ten minutes or less. Personal consultations with an IT Customer Service professional are also available by advance appointment.
VHS players in UB classrooms will be retired at the end of the Spring 2018 semester. There are several options available to UB faculty who have VHS content that is used for instruction.  
In Spring 2016, students at Georgia Tech didn’t realize that the teaching assistant answering their email inquiries was powered by artificial intelligence. What could this mean for research universities like UB and beyond?
Instructors: thanks to our new "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) adapters, it's easier than ever to connect your personal devices to classroom teaching stations.

A new web-based system combines technology, research and predictive analytics to identify and prioritize students who are struggling, in order to help them get on track and Finish in Four.

As of Tuesday, November 1, 2016, UB Stream is the go-to application for campus video content.
This past summer, UB and SUNY were honored to receive a Campus Technology Innovators Award for the development of FLEXspace™. So what is FLEXspace™, you ask? Let’s rewind a bit.

Path Finder is a web-based interface created to help UB students select general education courses. This new system will track student transcripts and allow academic advisors to track transferred credits and courses that the student must take before graduation.


The best learning environment isn’t always the classroom…it’s out in the field.   


UBIT will retire overhead projectors in UB centrally-scheduled classrooms as of Fall 2016. If you’ve never used a document camera in the classroom, now is the time to get acquainted. 

As of April 15, 2016, SUNY business systems will only work on updated Web browsers, such as Chrome 33, Firefox 34, and Internet Explorer 11 and higher in order to keep your personal information safe. 

UB faculty members are invited to trainings on how to use classroom teaching stations, including projectors, document cameras and connecting devices.  


In May 2014, UB began upgrading classrooms to digital technology to better serve faculty needs. If your classes aren’t in a digitally-enhanced classroom yet, chances are they will be soon.   


Three years ago, the basement in Jacobs School of Management was a storage space. Now it is home to some of the most technologically-advanced learning spaces on campus.  

Want to see what technology is available in your classroom, or what the space looks like? Need to look up a classroom combination? You can do it all from the UBIT website.
Do you work with a student organization in need of classroom tech, but on a tight budget? Good news…classroom technology fees have been waived for student clubs on a trial basis for the rest of Spring 2015 semester.

When the UB Course Evaluation System was launched during Fall 2014, it was seamless, handling UB’s student volume without fail.

The results from 2014’s UBIT Student Experience Survey are in, and they paint a picture of the ever-evolving ways students use technology.
The next installments in the ongoing Digital Challenges series, scheduled for February 2015, will provide a glimpse into the future of classroom teaching and learning.
Trying to find out what technology is available in classrooms around campus? It's never been easier to find out.
Classroom recording has come a long way from viewing VHS tapes of recorded lectures. UB’s solution for lecture recording and playback, an application called Echo360, provides more options and a richer experience than was possible before.
Trouble logging in, or can’t connect to the network? It’s nothing the CIT Help Desk can’t fix.
How does UBIT test the newest technology before it goes into the classrooms? We took a tour of the Learning Spaces Research & Development classroom.
Trying last year's classroom combination code? Not so fast! For security purposes and also to accommodate new technology, combinations in all centrally scheduled technology classrooms were updated for the Fall 2014 semester.
Starting the Fall 2014 semester, faculty and students in certain UB classrooms will notice the additions of Apple TV media streaming devices. But this doesn’t mean it’s time to catch up on your NetFlix: they’re part of a teaching technology pilot project which allows some instructors to live stream course materials to classroom video displays over Wi-Fi.
“I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the names of the states are printed around the crest of the Lincoln Memorial.”

As a part of the Realizing UB 2020 strategic plan, the Infrastructure Task Force plan is replacing outdated equipment with the Echo360 system.

You can’t fit your entire study group in your room, so where can you meet? Reserving a conveniently located collaborative learning space is only a few clicks away.
The use of interactive classroom response systems—or ‘clickers,’ as they’re commonly known—is a rising trend in higher education, and UB is no exception. But what do UB students think about them?

If you’ve been on UB’s campus for more than a few minutes, you’ve likely come across an informal learning space…without even knowing it.