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