STUDENT QUICKLINKS & CONTACTS
2015-2016 Academic Year
UAB Information Technology strives to provide consistent, accessible, personalized and collaborative environments to enhance the student experience. The quicklinks below provide a ‘get-started’ list of the most common services students ask about. For even more information and resources available to the student community visit uab.edu/it/home/students.
BlazerID and Password
Most of UAB’s secured online resources require you to log in using your BlazerID and password. Get a BlazerID or change your password at BlazerID Central at uab.edu/blazerid. Student passwords will expire every 180 days; you will receive notices when it is time to change it. To change or reset a forgotten password, visit BlazerID Central.
Using your BlazerID and password, log into BlazerNet, UAB’s student portal - uab.edu/blazernet. From there you will be able to link to class registration, grades, financial aid and other academic resources.
Your Office 365 account gives you access to free Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, along with 1 TB of storage in a OneDrive account. Other software is also available for free or at a discount.
Free software includes Office 365, Mathematica, Matlab, Endnote, DreamSpark, Antivirus software and Gartner research.
Discounted software includes Adobe Creative Cloud and Dell products.
Every student has access to a free 50 GB e-mail account through Office 365. Your UAB e-mail address
(BlazerID@uab.edu) is the place to look for all official correspondence from UAB. To check or update your e-mail preferences, visit BlazerID Central at uab.edu/blazerid. To register a UAB account, click “Get A UAB Email Account” on the left side of the web page.
For support with all things IT contact AskIT, UAB’s IT help desk. Many self-help articles and FAQs are available on the AskIT website. To access the FAQs, open a ticket or chat with an agent, visit uab.edu/askit, or call AskIT at 205-996-5555. Walk-in help is also available at the Center for Teaching and Learning. Hours of operation vary and are posted on the AskIT website.
File Size & UAB Dropbox
Your Office 365 mailbox has 50 GB of space, and the size limit for attachments is 30MB. Large attachments should be sent via the UAB Drop Box at uab.edu/dropbox.
Have an Apple or Android mobile device? Download the free UAB Mobile app which provides access to class schedules, maps, Campus Directory, news and athletics, and Canvas Mobile: uab.edu/app.
Online courses are available via Canvas (log in with your BlazerID and password at uab.edu/canvas). Training and support opportunities are available at the site.
Recommended System Specifications & Computer Setup
UAB IT provides recommendations on computer specifications for Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows PC laptop and desktop systems, and guidance on how to prepare your computer for use at UAB (before you arrive on campus). Visit uab.edu/it/students and select from the available resources for more detail.
Software & Computers
UAB IT offers an extensive library of software for free or at discounted pricing, including antivirus software, Microsoft Office products and more. Microsoft Office products are available to students for free through their Office 365 accounts, along with free storage on OneDrive. Through UAB's relationship with Dell, many computer products are available at a discount to students (and parents on behalf of students). Visit uab.edu/it/students and select from the available resources for more details.
UAB maintains several student computing labs which are open to all current students with a valid BlazerID. For locations and hours, visit uab.edu/it/labs.
The online directory contains contact information for students, faculty, staff and all UAB entities: uab.edu/directory.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) includes provisions to reduce the illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing of movies, videos, music, etc. More information, including how UAB detects and responds to illegal downloading activity, can be found at uab.edu/it/heoa.
Individuals who use UAB technology resources are required to read the Acceptable Use Policy in its entirety. This and other IT policies, standards and best practices can be found on the UAB IT website: uab.edu/it/policies.
Students can register their cell phone for various notifications from around campus. From notifications about postings in the learning management system, to reminders about registration deadlines, to being able to reset your BlazerID password remotely (24x7)...it all starts with registering your cell phone and selecting which services you want to take advantage of. Visit uab.edu/enotify and sign up today.