Friday, 04 April 2014 09:03

Email for Students - Office 365

Microsoft Office 365, a new cloud-based platform for e-mail, file storage, and Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is now the standard email for students (effective May 2014). This new service provides students with the following benefits:

  • 50 GB of e-mail space, an increase of 49 GB from the current service
  • 25 GB of free file storage, an increase of 24 GB from the current service
  • Access to Microsoft Office applications from laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices
  • A single web interface to access all of the above features

Students who prefer to work offline will be able to download the Office applications and continue using their preferred e-mail clients.

We expect all students to be transitioned to the Office 365 service by June 30, 2014. For more information and how the transition will occur please visit our Office 365 for Students info page.
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:45

Desktop Web Conferencing

Desktop Web Conferencing

WebEx imageCisco's WebEx conferencing product allows you to collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. You can meet online and share files, information, and expertise. WebEx solutions are meant to increase productivity while keeping you connected.UAB has negotiated a master agreement with WebEx that allows UAB faculty and staff to subscribe to certain enterprise subscriptions.  See the information below for details. 
Ready to order? 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:12

Browser Information

Supported Browsers & Operating Systems for Blackboard Learn

Certified: fully tested and supported.
Compatible: partially tested but should function properly.
Provisional: future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support.
Unsupported: either impossible or not tested.

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Apple Mac OS Operating System

  • Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior).
  • Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle. At the time of testing, Chrome 16.0 and Firefox 9.0 were the latest available versions. Since then, new stable versions may have been released and widely adopted. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.
Monday, 12 August 2013 13:10


SyncSpaceSync Space

Sync Space for iPad provides a zoom able drawing space that can be shared in real-time over the net a sort of shared whiteboard. Turn on synchronization and send a link to the document to others who will be able to see your drawing and also make changes using Sync Space.

The resulting drawings can be posted to Twitter, 37 Signals' Campfire and Face book or emailed as a PDF.

lt’s the perfect whiteboard replacement for distributed teams. See a demonstration video a tour web site.

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:08


webcaptureWebCapture (free)

WebCapture is a small utility application for your iPhone/iPod touch to help you capture screenshots of websites.

The app takes screenshot photos of the website alone - no status or toolbars are shown in the screenshots taken therefore no cropping or editing it needed making the job of creating screenshots much easier.

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:08

Encore B2B

gotoEncore B2B (free)

Encore B2B a full featured mobile video conferencing tool.This tool lets you connect with students and control multi-way video meetings, view content, chat, record, switch layouts, along with a number of conference controls.

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:07


readabilityReadability (free)

Readability turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, iPhone or iPad. With the Readability app, you can catch up reading what you've saved with the free Readability add-on for your web browser.

To start saving articles from the web to Readability, visit using your favorite browser and install the free Readability add-on.

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:06


FlipboardFlipboard (free)

Beautifully designed for iPad and iPhone, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends, sounds from SoundCloud and much more.