Information Technology (IT) provides computing and network
support for faculty, staff and students at the University of Houston.
Computer Accounts for Students
Students can get computer accounts that allow them access to electronic
mail, application software packages and the Internet. Students may also
be issued accounts that allow them remote access to the campus network.
Information Technology provides the following accounts to UH students:
Electronic Mail: Accounts are available for using electronic
mail (e-mail) through web browsers and e-mail client software.
Windows CougarNet Accounts: This account provides authorization
to gain access and personal space on a CougarNet server.
Instructional: This account is for teaching assistants or for
classes requiring a computer account for WebCT, web-based course tools,
or other instructional purposes.
Proper identification and proof of enrollment must be presented before
an account can be issued. For help with any of these resources, IT computing
support includes free training courses, online documentation and a team
of consultants, accessible via electronic mail, by telephone, or in person.
The IT Support Center
IT support is concentrated at the IT Support Center, located in
room 56 of the M.D.
Anderson Library. At the Support Center, consultants are available
to assist with computing problems Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.
to 8:00 p.m.
Assistance is also available from the Support Center by calling
713-743-1411 or sending electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited support services can also be obtained in room 107 of the Graduate
School of Social Work Building.
The IT online Support Center
The IT online Support Center can also help answer computing questions.
For more information, or to request support online, visit the online Support
Center at www.uh.edu/infotech/help.
The Central Site Computing Lab
On campus, students have access to computers and computer networks in
several computer labs. IT manages the Central Site Computing Lab
in room 110 of the Graduate
School of Social Work Building. This 24-hour lab is open to all students
and has 150 workstations, including Macintosh and Windows
computers, that are networked to campus resources and the Internet. Additional
services available include printing and scanning.
For more information visit www.uh.edu/infotech/csite/.
Training and Seminars
To acquaint users with UH computing resources, Information Technology
offers a variety of free and fee-based non-credit computer training courses
to students, faculty, and staff. The instructor-led classes are held in
training facilities on campus and consist of short and long courses.
IT Training offers free, instructor-led training classes and workshops
that vary in length from two to six hours. Free classes cover subjects
such as using the Microsoft Office Suite, creating web pages, learning
about operating systems, and reducing electronic junk mail.
Through its partnership with ExecuTrain, IT Training also offers fee-based,
instructor-led classes that go into more depth than the short,
free courses. ExecuTrain offers classes for both desktop and technical
topics at highly discounted rates - in some cases as much as
For those who prefer learning at their own pace, who don't have time
to attend hands-on training, or who would rather learn in the comfort
and convenience of their dorm room, office, or home, IT Training also
offers a variety of free computer-based training classes both on CD-ROM
To register for any of the IT classes or to get more information about
the classes or the CBTs, visit www.uh.edu/ittraining.
High Performance Computing
IT also supports High Performance Computing (HPC) at the High Performance
Computing Center (HPCC). For more information, visit www.hpcc.uh.edu/.
IT also maintains the central UH Web site www.uh.edu
and publishes information about information technology issues at www.uh.edu/infotech.
Information regarding all services available from Information Technology
is available on the IT Web site at www.uh.edu/infotech/services.
Computers at Off-Campus Sites
Computers are also available at UH off-campus sites for student use.
- UH West Houston Institute, 281-395-2800
- UH North Houston Institute, 281-405-4500
- UHS at Fort Bend, 281-275-3300
- or The University Center at The Woodlands, 281-618-7140
for hours and availability.
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