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COBTech Solutions cards were created to provide you with simple solutions to everyday technology questions. The links below provide instructions for a variety of topics. If you prefer, all instructions are available in pre-printed form from COBTech.

Access Wi-Fi on Your iPhone/iPod Touch
Go wireless using your iPhone or iPod Touch. more...

Access Your NIU Email on iPhone/iPod Touch
Follow these steps to receive NIU email on your iPhone or iPod Touch. more...

Blackboard Grade Center ... Getting Started
Learn how to add or edit a grade, make a student exempt, download, upload, and organize your grade center. more...

Blackboard Grade Center Tips
More tips for managing your grade center. more...

Change Your E-mail Alias
Create an e-mail alias so that your NIU e-mail address is easier to remember. more...

Communicate with Students using WIMBA Pronto
Wimba Pronto is an academic instant messaging (synchronous) tool that you can download from any active Blackboard course site. This tool is free to Blackboard users. more...

Create a WIMBA Classroom
Wimba Classroom is a live (synchronous) virtual classroom that is integrated into each Blackboard course site. more...

Learn to Use Skype
Skype is a free software application that allows users to make voice calls, send instant messages, and broadcast video calls over the Internet to any other Skype users for free. more...

Microsoft Campus Home Use Agreement
The MS Campus Agreement allows faculty/staff covered under the agreement to purchase selected MS software with their own personal funds and keep it for home use on their personal computers. more...

Receive NIU Email on Your Blackberry
Tested on a Blackberry Storm (9530) and Curve (8830), these steps will allow you to receive NIU email on your Blackberry. more...

Reduce Your GroupWise Mailbox Size
Learn how to clean out your mailbox. more...

Reinforce Computer Lab Policies
Help your students better understand our computer lab policies. more...

Reserve a Computer Lab
Using Groupwise, you can reserve a computer lab for your class. more...

Smart Views For Grading in a Blackboard Master Course
Use these simple steps to create a separate roster of individual sections for grading within your Blackboard master course. more...

Tether Your Blackberry To Your Computer
If you want to access the internet away from your home/office, and are not in a Wi-Fi hotspot, tethering your Blackberry to your computer is an excellent solution. more...

Utilize Podcasts in the Classroom
Learn to use podcasts to enhance the classroom experience. more...