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Student TechList

  • May 12, 2016
New students: Learn more about the services offered by UAB IT and get started with technology even before you arrive on campus.

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Check your email.
Don't miss out on important information from UAB. Every student has access to a free 50 GB e-mail account through Office 365. Your UAB email address ( is the place to look for all official correspondence from UAB.
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Pack your computer.
Check out the recommended computer specs and the TechConnect Notebook program before bringing yours or buying a new one. 
Learn which systems are recommended for your school or department.
Learn how to get your computer ready for UAB here.
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Connect on campus.
Find out how best to connect to WiFi on campus here.

Residence halls use a separate network called Apogee ResNet; learn more here.
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Get free and discounted software.
Through their Office 365 accounts, all students get Microsoft Office software for free. Many other software offerings are also free or discounted. 
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Secure your computer.
Students have access to free antivirus software for Windows and Apple. 
Students also have access to Keeper, a password manager software.
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Uninstall peer-to-peer software.
Downloading copyrighted materials puts you at risk for fines, university sanctions and even criminal charges. Remove peer-to-peer software such as BitTorrent, FrostWire and similar programs from your computer. Use legal alternatives to obtain music, books, movies or software. Learn more here.
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Check out TechConnect for new tech equipment.
Through UAB IT's TechConnect web site, you can get educational pricing on computers, laptops, tablets, accessories and more. Visit the TechConnect storefront at Hill Student Center for advice on your purchases.
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Contact AskIT if you need help.
Visit to request IT services, report problems with IT services, or read knowledge articles aabout IT services. You can also email, call or visit us.
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Get the UAB mobile app.
Have an Apple or Android mobile device? Download the free UAB mobile app, which provides access to class schedules, Blazer Express schedules, maps, campus directory, news and athletics and Canvas Mobile.
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Register for eNotify.
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 and sign up today.

Last modified on May 20, 2016