UCI General Catalog Description of OIT Services

From the UCI General Catalog

Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides telephone, network, and computing services to support and enhance instruction, research, and administration at UCI. OIT provides central computing services, computer labs, departmental and research-group support, business application support, and campuswide technical coordination. The campus network infrastructure maintained by OIT provides connectivity on campus and to the Internet. Wireless network access is available in select areas of the campus as part of the UCInet Mobile Access project.

UCI’s Electronic Educational Environment (EEE) is a campuswide collaboration of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), UCI Libraries, University Extension, University Registrar, and OIT. EEE provides instructional technology training. OIT builds and maintains the EEE Web site (https://eee.uci.edu), which offers Web-based instructional tools and resources including quizzes, message boards, class Web sites, and class mailing lists. Most schools conduct official end-of-term instructor evaluations on EEE and beginning fall 2012, results summaries for many faculty teaching undergraduate courses are available to students via the Eater Evals Web site (https://eaterevals.eee.uci.edu).

OIT provides media services including UCI Replay (http://replay.uci.edu), an audio/screen capture service for instructors, staff, and departments to easily record classes, presentations, or instructional vignettes; the Streaming Server (www.oit.uci.edu/stream/), a hosting option for streaming audio and video content; and the campus presence on iTunes U (http://www.oit.uci.edu/itunesu).

ZotPortal brings together campus tools and services into one simple-to-use place. It shows real-time summaries of diverse campus Web sites, as well as tools and resources needed to get things done online at UCI.  Once users log in, they’ll have access to customized news and announcements and a Facebook connector. Student users have access to Housing and Admissions dashboards and tools such as My Courses (which shows the student’s schedule, grades, finals, and books for each quarter) and My Checklist (a task list).

OIT offers e-mail accounts for faculty, staff, and students. The Webmail service (http://webmail.uci.edu) is provided as one option for accessing these accounts. Faculty and staff are provided interactive Unix accounts on the server shell.nacs.uci.edu.

OIT provides Webfiles (http://webfiles.uci.edu), a network file-sharing service for faculty, staff, and graduate students.

OIT supports UCI Google Apps (http://www.google.uci.edu), a collection of services contracted from Google including UCI Gmail and Google Docs. Incoming undergraduate students have UCI Gmail accounts as their default e-mail service.

OIT manages computer labs (http://www.oit.uci.edu/labs/) distributed across campus in locations including the Student Center, Natural Sciences I, Multipurpose Science and Technology Building, and Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway. Many common applications are available, including Microsoft Office as well as certain mathematical software and statistics packages. Computer peripherals including scanners and printers are available.

OIT offers a variety of additional services, detailed on the OIT Web site (http://www.oit.uci.edu). Offices are located in 242 Multipurpose Science and Technology Building, the modular buildings in Lot 16, and in the Ayala Science Library. The OIT Help Desk may be reached at oit@uci.edu or (949) 824-2222.