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Student Technology Resources

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.

New Student Technology Checklist

Guidance on technology recommendations and requirements, essential software and applications, and valuable links to campus resources.

Getting Online

Options for broadband at home, using your smartphone, and local resources.

Student Technology ResourcesGetting a Computer

Information, tips and guidelines for new and existing students.

Getting Software

A large variety of software is available to download or use on your own computer to do homework or projects assigned in class.

Getting Help

DoIT has tried to anticipate some of your questions in our FAQ Knowledge Base. If we don’t have your question, please submit a ticket or contact the DoIT Technology Support Center.

Staying Secure Online

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!

Learning 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.