February 2023

IT Walk-Up Support Cam

Have a quick IT need or urgent issue? Hate showing up to find the window closed or busy?You can now see in real time if the Walk-Up Support Desk is open and how many people are waiting in line.

Visit the UBCO IT website Contact page to view this live feed. If the desk is CLOSED you can:

Computer Purchases

Don't forget to submit any year-end computer or technology purchases before the FY23 year end deadlines
We do have some previously used PC laptops, monitors and new docks available for departments to purchase. Please submit a Hardware Request in the Self-Service Portal.  

Zoom Updates

Don't forget to update Zoom to ensure you can continue to receive important upgrades. Version 5.10.3 is now the minimum version required globally, as part of Zoom's quarterly lifecycle policy. If you have any troubles upgrading your Zoom account please request help in the UBC Self-Service Portal.

UBCO Studios Equipment

Find equipment, learn its availability and book the gear—all at no cost to faculty and staff, including video cameras, stills cameras, microphones and podcast gear. Check out UBC Studios' Okanagan's equipment lending program in COM 204 open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9-4. 

Whiteboard now in Teams

Brainstorm with your team in real-time or express your ideas in a diagram. You can prepare the Whiteboard content in advance from a Microsoft Teams meeting, chat, or channel and reference it after your collaboration session. The Whiteboard content is stored securely in OneDrive.

Learn more about Whiteboard HERE.


Records Management Workshops

Records Management: Building Blocks for Success is a free, in-person, 3-part series geared towards helping administrators in building order, trustworthiness, and compliance into their recordkeeping practices. Learn how to get the most out of the shared file systems, manage email and more. More details HERE.

Workday Student: Stay Informed

The launch of Workday Student - UBC’s renewed student information system - is nearly here! In preparation for this fast-approaching transition, it is important to ensure the UBC community is engaged, informed, and prepared. Please make frequent use of the many Workday Student resources available to you on the IRP Student website.

Data Privacy Week @ UBC 2023 Recordings

Data Privacy Week @ UBC 2023 was a tremendous success, with hundreds from the community in attendance to discuss whether or not privacy still matters.If you missed any of the events, are four sessions are now available to stream from Privacy Matters On Demand.


UBCO IT Engagement Services offers a single point of contact for departments and faculties at the Okanagan campus to access the information technology support and services they need to enable exceptional learning and research. 

Learn more about our team HERE or send us an email or submit a ticket via the UBC Self-Service Portal