By now you probably have used your netID to sign into the MyUB Portal. You will use this account for many UB online and technology services, including email, Portal, computer labs, online classes, and wireless access. If you need to know more about your netID or even need to find out what it is, check out the pages:
Portal and My Student Center
The MyUB Portal (at myub.ubalt.edu) is the base for all your administrative tasks as a student. Through it, you can access My Student Center, which allows you to:
Email and Tools
The Portal also contains a Tools section that allows you to check your UB email, access files saved on your M: drive, and search for a roommate through Roommate Connector. You can also use CSI Link to find out what student organizations are on campus, and UB Works to search and apply for job positions on campus. And once you're hired, you'll use the Self-Service section of Portal to fill out your timesheet each week.
UB offers classes that meet exclusively online, but even many face-to-face classes will involve the use of Sakai, UB's online collaborative learning system. You'll receive an email before class starts if your professor plans to integrate Sakai into his or her curriculum. Sakai is accessible through the MyUB Portal or at ubonline.ubalt.edu.
Computer labs with printing capabilities are available in six different buildings across campus, including the Langsdale and law libraries. Use your UB netID and password to log on. You'll be assigned a print balance, or a set number of pages you can print on campus, each semester. The Portal allows you to view that balance and add to it if necessary.
The OTS Call Center is located in Academic Center room 101. They can also be reached via telephone at 410.837.6262 or by email at email@example.com. Visit their Contact Page for office hours and other useful info.
Or, perhaps you need to connect to a campus computer when you're off campus and need a Remote Access option.
As a student, you'll have personal storage space on an M: Drive. This is accessible via Portal and through any OTS lab or campus computer. You can also request Web page space.
Student Technology Loan Program
As a student at UB, you can borrow various technologies from OTS for 2-3 days, free of charge, for personal or academic use. Offered items include cameras, laptops, digital voice recorders, and more. Visit the Technology for Students page for details and policies.
Hardware and Software Discounts
As a UB student, you have access to discounts on Dell and Apple products, as well as software from Microsoft, Adobe, and more. OTS also has recommendations and resources for free anti-virus and security software. Visit the OTS "Get Software" page for more information.
Protecting your online privacy (including personal information such as passwords and account names and numbers) continues to be important for your safety and security. Never give out personal information or confidential data over unsecured mediums, such as emails or web pages, and don't leave it on portable storage devices (such as flash drives). OTS will never contact you to ask you for your password; any request for personal information or passwords from any company or party should be verified by phone or in person. For more about Internet safety and security, visit the Online Safety page.