Following the Spring 2020 move to online instruction, as part of UMBC’s response to COVID-19, all students are required to be technologically “self-sufficient.” Minimally, this includes a reliable computer (preferably a laptop) and Internet access. As part of our partnership with students, this site is designed to help students make the most of UMBC’s robust IT resources and support.
Guidance on technology recommendations and requirements, essential software and applications, and valuable links to campus resources.
Options for broadband at home, using your smartphone, and local resources.
Information, tips and guidelines for new and existing students.
A large variety of software is available to download or use on your own computer to do homework or projects assigned in class.
Whenever there is a crisis, such as we have with the pandemic, criminals will use the confusion and uncertainty to prey on individuals. We list a few things to do to stay safe online!
With so many things changing in your courses, you might be reliving that first-week-of-class confusion at finals-week pace. While more of your coursework and group work have to be online and remote, here are some strategies to keep in mind.