Student Technology Resources

To help ensure students are equipped for academic success, UMBC requires all undergraduate and graduate students to be technologically self-sufficient, and cyber-safe and secure as much as possible. Minimally this requires students to have a reliable personal computer (preferably a laptop) and internet access to use their UMBC account secured by Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA).

To assist students in preparing for these essential IT needs, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides a wealth of resources and support, including minimum specifications to consider when purchasing a computer, as well as how to install and use Duo, which is required of any UMBC account holder. Finally, these requirements build off UMBC’s “Assured Access to Computing” initiative that has been in place since 2001.

Are you a new student at UMBC?

Click here to view our New Student Technology Checklist.

Additional Resources

DoIT Offers Start of Semester Student Technology Sprints

Make sure you're tech "self-sufficient" to learn online

The start of semester is always busy, but especially during a global pandemic. We got through Spring 20, but since every student will likely have at least one online or hybrid Fall 20 course, the...

Posted: August 12, 2020, 9:05 PM