Technology solutions enhance your classroom instruction and campus experience. You can record lectures and add supplements to post online; access campus files from your phone or personal laptop; hold video conferences with anyone, anywhere who has access to the Internet, and more. Read on to learn more about how you and your students can benefit from technology.
Your NetID is your access to campus technology. This account is created after you are hired. Once you have your employee ID number you can visit www.ubalt.edu/getmynetid to look up your netID and set your password.
Use your netID to log into the MyUB Portal, which gives you access to:
- Your UB e-mail
- Online storage drives
- Personal information
- HR and university announcements
- and more.
Portal is also where you access the My Faculty Center, where you view your course schedule, class rosters, and post student grades. More detailed instructions are available on the Records and Registration page.
Email: UB provides a full-featured email account with a UB address book, personal calendar, junk mail filter and more. You can access all features on and off campus. Visit the email page for setup instructions for off campus and mobile devices.
Telephone/Voicemail may be provided by your department. UB uses IP phones that offer voicemail and speech dial service as well as standard features like speakerphone, redial, call transfer, etc. Learn more at the Campus Phones page.
Software discounts for various software products are available to faculty for personal use. You can purchase discounted software or participate in a software loaner program. The UB bookstore also offers discounted software.
The staff of the OTS Call Center can help you navigate campus technology. The Call Center is in Academic Center, room 101. They are available by phone at 410.837.6262 (or 6262 from a campus phone) or by email at email@example.com. Visit their Contact Page for office hours and other useful information.
Lecture capture, via Panopto Course Capture, enables you to record a lecture or presentation and package it with visual aids like a slideshow, screen capture or document camera image. The packaged presentations are made available to your audience on the web, allowing them to watch the presentations live or on demand.
Recording Classes, via Zoom,enables you to hold classes online, office hours, and meetings over the web. The software allows for recording, screen sharing and chat with multiple users.
Technology lending provides an option to borrow technology for personal use or to arrange borrowing for student assignments. Visit the Equipment Delivery and Loans page to request technology/AV or to get technology training and support. You can also arrange to have equipment reserved for students working on assignments through the Technology for Students program.
Whiteboarding Tablets, OTS coordinated with several faculty to select two types of electronic whiteboards to be used for working in the office, in a classroom, or from home. Get more info here.
WiFi and Mobile Services: Secure wireless Internet and additional mobile services help you stat connected on campus and off. Visit the Wireless Access Info page for connecting your device to UB's wireless networks. Click here for Mobile Email Access instructions.
Remote access to your on-campus computer files and drives allows you to work as though you were on campus. The UB-supported programs, Citrix and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), let you view and edit documents from your Mac or PC; Citrix also allows access via iPad or iPhone. Click to learn more and download the software.
Online Storage Drives provide storage space for:
- personal use (M: drive)
- webpage files (H: drive)
- class files for students (S: drive), or
- departmental/cross-departmental files (R: and T: drives)
The lettered drives (H, M, R, S, T) are accessible when logged on a campus computer or, when off campus, through MyUB. Learn more about network drives on the Computer Accounts page. You can also request space on the H: drive for students. Visit this page for more information.
If you need a place for students to virtually drop assignments or large files, you can also request an FTP drop box for each class. This is a good alternative for instructors who choose not to use Sakai for classes. If you're interested in either option, contact the OTS Call Center.
Online Security: OTS will never ask you for your password and we will never send you an email asking for it. Any request for personal information or passwords from any party should be verified by phone or in person. For more about Internet safety and security, visit the Online Security page.
A variety of tools can help you make connections, communicate easily, and stay in touch with UB events.
Video conferencing is a great option for virtual meetings, including holding office hours for students. Learn more here about UB video conferencing options.
Email Distribution Lists allow you to quickly address emails to a group of people. Available types of lists are:
- class distribution lists updated nightly with the active roster
- listservs with subscription options for internal and external recipient.
- global distribution lists for use when working with a project team or other unique group of UB recipients
UB Communication tools include the Daily Digest, Calendar, and Portal Announcements.
- Daily Digest: As a faculty member you will receive a daily email highlighting university events and opportunities. You can add announcements and events to the Daily Digest through the MyUB Portal.
- The Calendar is another way to see and RSVP to upcoming events. You can also announce an event or speaker and create an RSVP.
- Announcements: Portal has an announcements section with information specific to your role at UB -- either through Human Resources or specific messages from your department.