ITS provides students with IT resources that support teaching and learning, wherever that may occur. Below is information about how to learn, communicate, and collaborate wherever and whenever.
Attend your class online
HuskyCT (Blackboard) is UConn's Learning Management System. All classes at UConn have a HuskyCT site that was created to support remote teaching and learning. You have two options for accessing HuskyCT:
- Web: You can connect to Blackboard on any computer using this link. Blackboard doesn't require any special software or browser plugins to be installed. If you are having problems connecting to the website, first go to the official blackboard browser checker and make sure your browser is supported. If you are still having issues, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mobile: There is an app available for students to connect to Blackboard with mobile technology. There is an iOS app as well as an Android app.
Communicate and collaborate remotely
Even if you are not meeting in person, ITS provides conferencing services that allow you to communicate with classmates, attend office hours, and participate in a virtual class.
Your instructor may choose to use Blackboard Collaborate to meet with the class. This is an official Blackboard product that integrates with HuskyCT. No additional software or plugins are needed. For more information, head to our getting started page.
Webex is an alternative to Collaborate that your instructor may choose to use. While it does not integrate directly with Blackboard, it shares many of the same features. It also does not require any additional software or plugins to be installed. For more information, head to our getting started page.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration and productivity tool that is included with Office 365. With teams, you can chat with individual or groups, hold video meetings, store and share files, and connect with other third-party solutions. More information is available on the getting started page.
Google Hangouts Meet
Hangouts Meet is a video-conferencing tool that is available to all UConn faculty, staff, and students through G Suite. This tool enables you to host and join video meetings on your chosen device and is integrated with the tools in G Suite, allowing you to send meeting invitations from Gmail and Google calendar and save recorded meetings to Google Drive. See more information about how to host, join, and manage this app.
Access UConn Software
Download: You can download select software for both university, and personally-owned computers at software.uconn.edu. Under available software, select faculty or staff. You will see all of the university-licensed software available to you. When you click on an individual product, you can find out more information about it as well as begin the download process.
NEW: Adobe is enabling at-home access to Creative Cloud until May 31, 2020. To get access, complete this request form.
Online: You can also access software through the browser of many internet-connected devices through AnyWare. With Desktop, you connect to a virtual desktop that includes all the available software, and in Apps, you can select only the applications you wish to use. AnyWare 2.0, our newest virtual offering, provides a virtual desktop experience and saves your settings and preference between sessions.
Lab Access: If you need access to software that you would typically use on a Windows computer in a UConn lab, you can schedule time to access a lab computer remotely.
Store your documents
As a student you can store your documents on the two cloud-hosted options available to you, Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive. You also can use the UConn personal (P) drive but will need to establish a VPN connection and map to the drive.
Google Drive: You can store your files securely and open or edit them from any device using Google Drive. You have unlimited storage with your university account.
OneDrive: You have access to this cloud-hosted storage through your Office 365 account.