UCF Information Technologies & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Computer labs are located in Tech Commons I, Tech Commons II and Classroom Building 1 with Windows and MAC computers that can be accessed during business hours. Free technology rentals are also available through the Student Support Desks in Tech Commons II and Classroom Building 1.
Please have your student id available for the rental. Location, hours and more

UCF has made significant commitments to provide technology resources that enhance the student experience. All students are provided with e-mail accounts, space to create a Web page and access to all campus network resources. About 95% of all UCF classrooms are equipped with advanced multimedia presentation facilities. More than 1,800 courses are delivered partially or totally over the Web. Every college has implemented a technology requirement appropriate to the college's field of study and provides courses to help students acquire the necessary skills for success.

Thousands of resources are available online to the University of Central Florida community, including: the Library catalog, the catalogs of the State University System of Florida, indexes and abstracts, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, full text journals, images, statistics, legal and government resources, standards, proceedings, financial data and tax information, patents, maps, newspapers and historical documents. These are provided through a wide variety of sources, including OCLC's FirstSearch, Check http://library.ucf.edu/Databases for a more complete listing.

The previous answer lists types and examples of UCF's licensed electronic resources. Most of the resources are licensed for unrestricted access by any computer within the ucf.edu domain. Nearly all of these resources are also accessible remotely through our library proxy server. A few of our online resources also allow access with a University ID. See http://library.ucf.edu/ask for additional information on remote access to UCF online Library's resources.

All of UCF's twelve colleges have implemented a technology requirement appropriate to the college's fields of study and provide courses to help students acquire the necessary skills for success.

The University of Central Florida expects that all students have ready access to a personal computer appropriate to his or her field of study. This access requirement can be met by purchasing or leasing a computer, sharing a computer with family or roommates, or using a UCF student PC Lab. Students wishing to acquire a personal computer are strongly advised to consider a notebook computer with wireless networking card. Recommended configurations and prices can be found on the university's Web site at http://cstore.ucf.edu/page.cfm/recommendations.html The UCF personal computer access requirement recognizes that all UCF students should expect to be required to use a personal computer in their coursework, to access library information, register for classes and correspond with their instructors or fellow students. Visit http://www.registrar.sdes.ucf.edu/weg/policy_statements/use_of_technology for additional information.

UCF has an online course reserve system and offers more than 1,800 Web-based courses.

Phone support is available at 407-823-0407 and Live Chat available Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm. You can also email webcourses@ucf.edu. Help is provided for students, faculty and staff.

Academic support is available through Student Academic Resource Center. SARC offers peer tutoring, academic coaching, one-on-one learning skills consultations with additional access to computers in the SARC lab. Email to sarc@ucf.edu, call 407-823-2051 or see the SARC office in Howard Philips Hall room #113.

Besides the Student Support Desk in Tech Commons II and Classroom Building 1, help is also available at UCF IT by calling 407-823-5117 or emailing to servicedesk@ucf.edu.

A student must have at minimum access to a laptop or desktop computer; broadband internet access; compatible web browser; audio input, built in or external computer speakers. Also recommended is a webcam.

Review the Web Browser Requirements for a list of supported web browsers for Webcourses@UCF, Webcourses@UCF Pal, Obojobo, Materia, and ProctorHub.

Supported Operating systems are Windows 7 or later, MAC OS X or later, iOS and Android.
Download requirements include Adobe PDF Reader, Adobe Flash Player and Word Processing software.

A technology fee will be implemented effective July, 2009. The fee will be 5% of tuition. Resources generated from the technology fee will be used to enhance instructional technology resources to students and faculty.

UCF Information Technologies & Resources

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