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Read recent news articles, blogs, and announcements featuring IT at UIC. Articles share best practices, important UIC IT news, service announcements and keeps you updated on the innovative and exciting IT services and projects we are working on.

Teaching Remotely Survey Results Report

New Report Release: Teaching Remotely During COVID-19

Following an emergency switch to remote teaching and learning, these past couple months have been a challenge for everyone. See what instructors said about their Spring 2020 experiences teaching remotely during COVID-19.

Socrates Chatbot

Introducing Socrates: Support Chatbot available on Blackboard

The Learning Technology Solutions team is excited to introduce Socrates, a new chatbot available on the Blackboard login page offering on-demand support and answers to frequently asked questions related to Blackboard, password assistance,…


Keep Zoom Sessions Safe and Secure from "Zoombombing"

  Keeping online classrooms safe and secure is a top priority at UIC. If you are using Zoom, you may have heard of “Zoombombing” – when uninvited attendees break into a session and…

Get Remote Access to Specialized Software with Windows Virtual Desktop

Virtual Computer Labs

We understand that students need to utilize specialized software (typically only available at a cost or in UIC computer labs) to complete coursework. While our labs are closed this semester, we are happy…

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5 Tips to Transition to Online Teaching by Hannah Huber

I taught online for several semesters during my PhD work and remember being new to online teaching. The biggest challenge I faced was developing a strategy for getting started and building my course material…

Summer of Learning

Linkedin Learning - Summer of Learning

Use this summer to polish up your skills or even learn some new ones. LinkedIn Learning has courses that can help you gain a new skill, sharpen up those soft skills, or help…

Ally File Transformer

Easily Convert Files with Blackboard Ally File Transformer

Greetings Remote Learners! Have you ever accessed a file that was difficult to read, or you wish came in a different format? Now you can download alternative formats directly from your Blackboard course.…