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Department of Information Technology

 

University Center, Suite 207
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 570-4390
Fax:  (361) 580-5569
Email: 
InfoTech@uhv.edu



The Information Technology department provides academic and administrative computing and telecommunications resources for the University of Houston-Victoria. Information Technology also supports faculty, staff, and students with audiovisual technologies including distance learning through interactive videoconferencing.

UHV.EDU student accounts are automatically created when students apply to the university, and provide access to a variety of resources such as email, library databases, and computer labs as well as cloud-based MS Office Web Applications and SkyDrive online storage.  Internet access is available through the lab computers as well as via a wireless network for individuals who have laptops with Wi-Fi compatible network cards.

IT Services at University of Houston-Victoria in Victoria
The Information Technology offices and facilities are located on the second floor of the University Center Building. Both Open Labs and all three Teaching Labs operated by Information Technology are located there.  One ITV classroom is also located on the second floor and three ITV classrooms are on the third floor.

Most of the Open and Teaching Labs utilize Dell PC’s running Windows Operating Systems.  One Teaching Lab is dedicated to Mac computers.  All of these machines can be used for word processing, electronic spreadsheets, presentation development, database management, and other common microcomputer software applications. Current software available includes, but is not limited to: Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access), SPSS, Minitab, Oracle, Visual Studio, and Adobe Creative Suite 5.  However, some of these applications are only on specific workstations or laptops. A software inventory is available at the lab assistant station to identify where the software is installed. Printing resources for the lab systems include black and white laser and color ink-jet printers.  A print allowance is in effect for all student accounts. Scanners, CD+RW drives, DVD+RW drives, and handicap workstations are available.  This equipment is available to all students enrolled at UH-Victoria.

During operating hours, lab assistants are on duty to provide support in the use of the hardware and software. Operational hours for these labs are posted on the web site (http://www.uhv.edu/it/Student/lab_hours/calendar.aspx). 

Additional information on technology resources, availability, and staff can be found at www.uhv.edu/it.

IT Services at UH Sugar Land Campus
For students attending classes at the UH Sugar Land facility, academic computing and telecommunications services are available.  There are 127 PC workstations available in the open computer lab, multimedia computer lab, and 2 instructional computer labs.  There are also 16 laptop computers available in the mobile computer lab.  The open lab, multimedia lab, and instructional labs are located on the third floor of the George Building and the mobile computer lab can be taken to any room in the George Building.  These workstations and laptops have a variety of software including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visual Studio.NET, and Java. However, some of these applications are only on specific workstations or laptops. A software inventory is available to identify where the software is installed.

Internet access is available through the lab computers using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.  Printing resources for the lab systems includes black and white laser and color laser printers and a print allowance is in effect for all student accounts.  Scanners and DVD+RW drives are available, along with wireless access to the network and Internet for individuals who have laptops with Wi-Fi compatible network cards.  Technology available for checkout by students includes laptop computers, mice, network cables, digital cameras, camcorders, and headphones.  Portable media (CD-R disk) is available for purchase at the Bookstore on the first floor in Brazos Hall.

Operating hours are posted at the Service Desk and in the open computer lab.  IT personnel are available during the facility’s operating hours to provide support for the computing resources as well as assistance for connections to the wireless network.  They also provide support for the campuses five videoconferencing classrooms.  The IT staff is located at the Service Desk on the George Building’s third floor. More information on IT services for students can be found at www.sugarland.uh.edu/computing and questions can be addressed to sltech@uh.edu or to (281) 275-3328.

IT Services at UH System at Cinco Ranch
For students attending classes at the UH System at Cinco Ranch facility, academic computing and telecommunications services are available.  There are 53 PC workstations available in the open computer lab, library, and instructional lab, and 48 laptop computers available in the mobile computer lab.  The open lab is located in room 126, the library is located in room 166, the instructional lab is located in room 128 and the mobile computer lab can be taken to any room in the facility.  These workstations and laptops have a variety of software including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. 
Internet access is available through the lab computers using Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.  Printing resources for the lab systems includes black and white laser and color laser printers. A print allowance is in effect for all student accounts.  Scanners, CD-RW drives, and DVD+RW drives are available, along with wireless access to the network and Internet for individuals who have laptops with Wi-Fi compatible network cards.  Technology available for checkout by students includes laptop computers, mice, digital cameras, and headphones.

Operating hours are posted in the open computer lab. Technical personnel are available during the facility’s operating hours to provide support for the computing resources as well as assistance for connections to the wireless network.  They also provide support for the facility’s four videoconferencing classrooms.  The technical staff is located in the open lab and at the front office.  Any questions regarding IT services can be addressed to crtech@uh.edu or to (832) 842-2828.

Instructional Television (ITV)
UH-Victoria, UH Sugar Land Campus, and UH System at Cinco Ranch all provide Instructional Television (ITV) rooms to support classes offered in this medium.