Technology Resources and Links

Our technology resources department is available to help with all your technology needs, including:

  • Hardware or software problems or questions
  • Web page maintenance
  • Technical issues related to Barsema Hall

Contact us at COBTech@niu.edu.

Quick Reference

Although we are available to meet with you one-on-one to review processes and provide solutions to help you work more effectively, many resources are also available to you online.

AnywhereApps

Many software applications needed for your courses can be accessed virtually from the cloud using NIU AnywhereApps, powered by Citrix.

Windows Video Tutorial

Mac Video Tutorial

AnywherePrints Printers

Barsema Hall has four AnywherePrints printers for student use. There is at least one printer on each floor.

  • 1st Floor: Hallway outside BH119 and in the BH132 Lab
  • 2nd Floor: Copy Room BH208 (near elevator)
  • 3rd Floor: Copy Room BH308 (near elevator)
Blackboard Assistance

Designed to streamline online course delivery, Blackboard offers instructors and students flexibility in course design and information delivery. There are tools and resources available online for both Faculty and Students.  If you need assistance with technical issues, contact the Service Desk or call 815-753-8100.

Public Computer Labs
Lab Monday-Thursday Friday Phone Number
BH 104 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Closed 815-753-4225
BH 132  8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 815-753-6199
BH 313 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed 815-753-0276

The lab shutdown procedure will begin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled closing time. If no one is using the lab at this time, a lab may be closed early.

Other Campus Technology Labs

Wireless Access

Wireless access to the network is available virtually everywhere in Barsema Hall. To complete your setup, you must have a computer with wireless connectivity. Be sure to log into NIUwireless wi-fi connection using your NIU credentials.

Technology Recommendations

View the suggested minimum hardware requirements.

PC or a Mac

To successfully complete courses in the college, you will need access to a Windows-based computer. Because many business software applications do not run on the Mac operating system (OS), and some courses require access to a Windows-based computer, the College of Business highly recommends that students select a computer with a Windows-based OS. If you already own a MAC, there will be resources available to you within the college to support your ability to complete assignments. However, please be aware that these resources, such as access to a computer lab or the opportunity to borrow a Windows-based laptop, may be limited at peak usage times.

Tablets

Although iPad or Android tablets work well for note-taking and browsing, you will need a laptop or desktop for homework and other activities. If you do not have access to a laptop or desktop, you will need to utilize the College of Business lab to complete assignments.

Contact Us

NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Departmental Contacts

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