This service is intended for real-time distribution of e-mail and attachments to related dynamic populations of employees and students. Users must be specifically authorized to distribute to these populations.

In its most direct form, authorized persons can utilize PEBBLES by sending e-mail to specially formatted e-mail addresses, where the username of the address indicates a criteria for distribution. The criteria can include Oracle orgunits, school and academic department codes, class levels, and so on.

Because remembering all of the possible criteria can be confusing, the PEBBLES Wizard is available for determining and managing its distribution addresses.

A few examples of direct PEBBLES addresses include:

  • 19@pebbles.dpo.uab.edu - distribute to all employees under Oracle unit 19 (Vice President of Information Technology)
  • 19-status01@pebbles... - distribute to all full-time employees under VPIT
  • PA-STU@pebbles... - distribute to all students in the Public Administration program
  • EE-GRAD-STU@pebbles... - distribute to all graduate students in Electrical Engineering

Collaboration resources are tools and technologies that enable members of the UAB community to transparently engage with partners across campus and around the globe.

Available tools include wikis, mailing lists, blogs, content management, software development and other tools to help maintain a presence on the web.

To facilitate interaction with peers at other institutions, we interface to a number of regional and national initiatives including:

January 01, 2012

Research Network

Network resources are the fundamental infrastructure connecting you to a world of information.  High speed networks carry data rapidly across campus and connect UAB to institutions across a leading-edge national  infrastructure.  Dedicated network resources support transparent access to computational and collaboration resources whether they are on campus or across the nation.

July 14, 2014

WiFi

Using the UAB WiFi NetworkWi-Fi logo cropped

UAB IT provides a WiFi network in support of the academic, research, and administrative work of the UAB community. This WiFi network serves classrooms, common areas, green spaces, and many other popular areas around campus. 

Map of UAB WiFi Zones

To use this network, you must have a device with a WiFi network adapter. Two WiFi networks are available as of July 31, 2014:

  • UABStartHere: All users will begin by connecting to this network. Upon opening a web browswer, the user will automatically be directed to a Web page where they can choose a list of options. UAB students, employees and faculty members will have the option to either configure their WiFi device using QuickConnect or log on to the open UABStartHere network. Guests will have the option to register and log on to UABStartHere.
  • UABSecure: This secure network is the preferred network for UAB students, employees and faculty members. Users must have a valid BlazerID and password, and have their WiFi device properly configured for this network. Instructions for configuring a WiFi device for UABSecure are listed below.

QuickConnect setup instructions for UABSecure

iOS

Android

Windows 7

Windows 8


Manual setup instructions for UABSecure

OSX 10.9

Windows 7

Windows 8

Issues with WiFi

If you have an issue with the UAB WiFi network please report those concerns to AskIT (askit@uab.edu; www.uab.edu/askit; 205-996-5555)

The following tools and services are recommended for use when most of the participants are off campus such as during an emergency.

  How Do I Access My Computer When Off Campus

For those who are allowed to access your computer from off campus, please click on the type of machine you use for step-by-step instructions. Please note: part of these instructions must be performed from your work computer in advance (e.g. determining the IP address of your computer, and in Mac OS X 10.5.x you will need to enable screen sharing on your work machine).

How to access your work computer remotely: Windows  | Mac

  How Do I Make Phone Calls When Off Campus

UAB Cell Phone

Employees, with manager's approval, can request cell phone services.

  How Do I Hold Meetings When Off Campus

AT&T Telephone Conferencing

Telephone based conference bridge numbers provided by AT&T can be obtained through the IT billing office. Note: When on campus, there are tools that are better suited and available at no cost.

Desktop Web Conferencing / Microsoft Live Meeting

The Microsoft Live Meeting Service allows you to collaborate with other participants – online and in real-time – with powerful and easy to use document, application, and desktop sharing features.

 

 

  How Do I Access Email When Off Campus

Outlook Web Access (OWA) provides the user the ability to access their email from any computer connected to the Internet.

 

 

  How Do I Access Voicemail When Off Campus

To access your voicemail off campus, dial one of these numbers and follow the prompts: 934-6245, 975-6245, or 996-6245.

 

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions through our help desk, AskIT, by email or phone at 205-996-5555.