UBC IT services for teaching, learning, and working remotely

This year will be a fall like no other at UBC as students, faculty and staff continue to learn and work mainly online. UBC IT has been busy working throughout the summer to ensure that the IT services supporting this remote environment is in place. New services include:

  • Microsoft Teams and OneDrive - In response to the need for a collaboration tool, MS Teams and MS OneDrive from Office 365 suite are now available. MS Teams and MS OneDrive meet UBC Policy and BC privacy requirements, and will provide a platform for the UBC community to chat, share documents and host meetings.
  • Vendor Discounts – To support the transition to remote learning, UBC IT has facilitated a number of discount packages for students for lower-cost technology. Students will visit custom vendor websites to access discounted hardware and internet connectivity from vendors such as Dell, TELUS and Fido.
  • Remote Access to Public Workstations and Specialty Computer LabsThe Remote Access to Labs (Remote Labs) service supports learning by providing students with remote access to public workstations and specialty labs containing software required to complete their course work.  Remote access is provided via a web brovendorwser in a manner that complies with software licensing terms, and safeguards the integrity and security of the UBC network and computing resources.

To learn more about our fall services, visit one of our service highlights pages below: