College of Arts and Letters

Instructional and Research Computing

Welcome to The College of Art and Letters, Instructional and Research Computing, located in University Hall 2230. Phone: (419) 530-4991

The Staff

  • Rob Bruno, Director - 530.4978 
  • Tom Osswald, College Computing Administrator - 530.4983
  • Jason Bolbach, High Performance Computing Specialist - 530.4977
  • Chris Mauter, Sr. College Computing Administrator - 530.5691

Responsibilities 

  • Research and High Performance Computing (Cluster, UNIX/Linux)
  • Support for Discipline Specific Instructional Technology (including computer labs)
  • Discipline Specific Software Installation and Support
  • Instructional Computer Lab Design and Support
  • Active Learning Classrooms
  • Technology Fee Purchases and Oversight
  • Mediated Classroom Design and Support

Walk-ins are always welcome, otherwise; for service and support, visit http://ithelp.utoledo.edu or call our offices at (419) 530.4991


*NEW* As of August 2020: Information Regarding Student Print Quotas 

Student print quotas are 200 pages per semester. Your quota status is controlled by PaperCut. Quota balances will appear on screen upon login.

Increase your print quota by 1,000. Print quota are limited to the current semester and are non-refundable.
Price: $20.00   CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL PRINT QUOTA.


Personal Purchases for Students, Faculty and Staff

Students Hardware Purchases 
Students Software Purchases
Faculty/Staff Hardware Purchases
Faculty/Staff Software Purchases


Computer Recommendations 

The baseline recommendations below are to assist you with your purchase. Should you need assistance with configurations or a quote, feel free to contact our office. 

Chromebooks, Android devices, and iPads are NOT recommended for students to use as their primary device.  Certain programs for classes (testing software, plug-ins, etc.) will not work on these devices.  We strongly recommend that you buy or bring a Windows PC (Windows 10) or Apple Mac device (Mac OS 10.14 or higher) to be used for school.

Description Specifications
Processor Intel Core i5 or i7 (Intel i5 processors are preferred)
Memory 8GB RAM or more (8GB is preferred)
Hard Drive 256 GB or more (256 GB or higher SSD drives are preferred)
Wireless Card (laptops) Wireless cards 802.11 ac or ax (Intel cards are preferred)
Operating System Windows 10, or Mac OS 10.12 or higher
Software Packages Microsoft Office 365, Office 2019, Microsoft Office for Mac 365, or 2019, and Open Office
Anti-virus Software Microsoft Windows Defender, (already installed with Windows 10) McAfee, Norton, or AVG
Web Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer (PC only) or Safari (Apple only)
Anti-Spyware/Anti-Adware  Malwarebytes or Super Anti-Spyware
Other Programs Adobe Reader and VLC Media Player
Warranty 3 years or more
Accessories Flash Drive, Jump Drive 8 GB or higher, cable lock, laptop carrying bag, network cable

 Rocket Mail Smartphone instructions (PDF)


Arts and Letters Computer Labs


Faculty and Staff Support 

Support for faculty/staff desktop computing is provided by the Department of Information Technology.  Support for general purpose, non-college classrooms is provided by Classroom Services.  Please see their information below, and more detailed information at their websites. 

Faculty/Staff Desktop Support
Information Technology
University Hall 2260
Web Page:
http://www.utoledo.edu/it/CS/index.html

The IT Desktop Support Staff

  • Jim Weller: College of Arts and Letters. Office 419. 530.5327
  • Brad Volk: School of Visual and Performing Arts. Office 419.530.4205

Desktop Support is responsible for supporting and maintaining
all information technology for the faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Letters.

Responsibilities include…

  • Troubleshooting for Faculty and Staff Desktop Computers
  • Installation for New Computer System and Peripherals
  • Assistance with Business Applications, i.e. Banner, Myut, Etc.
  • Assistance with UTAD, email, portal, other accounts
  • Quotes for Faculty/Staff Equipment
  • Security, Encryption, Virus Protection, File Sharing
  • General Computing Questions
  • Faculty/Staff Equipment Disposal

General Purpose Classroom Support
Classroom Support Services
Carlson Library CL-0500A
Web Page:
http://www.utoledo.edu/depts/academicsupport
/index.htm

  • Michael E. Haar, Assistant Director, x2656

Classroom Services provides support for all general-purpose classrooms on the Main and Health Science campuses.

Responsibilities

  • Support and Training For General Purpose Classrooms
  • Support For Lecture Capture & Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Turning Point 
 For service and support, visit http://ithelp.utoledo.edu  For service and support call 419.530.2656 

 

 

Last Updated: 10/22/20