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Widespread Wifi

Email & Calendaring

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Clear-Cut Creations

Online Learning






Keeping up on campus means having consistent access to internet, wherever you go.  The University Wireless Service is a robust and ubiquitous wireless internet service, meant to keep you connected on the go.  From one end of campus to the other, you can access the online resources you need—so long as you have your CCID and password at the ready.  Let us hook you up.

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The University of Alberta is excited to offer Google Apps to all faculty, staff, and students as part of our ongoing commitment to provide effective, modern tools for higher education opportunities.  Since the U of A has implemented Google Apps for Education, there are no pesky ads, and the Apps are free to all University of Alberta users.  You can also be assured that your email is private and secure (no data-mining), comes with our support, and is mobile friendly.


25 GB of storage space. Enhanced privacy and security.



Coordinate with everyone. Customizable reminders. Mobile.



Collaborate. Auto-save. Approved for confidential U of A docs.



Reach a larger audience. Share docs and calendars among groups.



Single-click page creation. Simplicity. No complicated HTML or CSS.



Instant messaging for instant results. You can video chat, too.

If you require some assistance with the Google Apps for Education suite, you can always look through our How-To Guides, Video Tutorials, or our FAQ page.

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Sometimes the telephone is still the fastest and most reliable way to reach someone, especially in a pinch. You can call upon us for telephone equipment requests, phone number installations, moves, feature additions, and accessories.

Access Tamis

Get your phone equipment  and accessory requests, directory updates, and all of your billing information here.


Who is Your Contact?

Each department has its own telecommunications contact.  Who are you going to call?


Dialing Instructions

You need to know which buttons to push to make certain kinds of calls.  Let us show you.


Phone Set Tutorials

We have a variety of systems and equipment available.  How will you use them to speak out?


Phone Book

Access a directory of all University of Alberta employees to easily look up the number you need to call.

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Score: That's what we do. From general test scoring to survey data collection and general data-entry activities, we pride ourselves on accurate, cost-effective, timely results. We can generate and process surveys, census forms, election ballots, and more.

Multiple Choice Tests

With growing class sizes, multiple choice has quickly become the only practical way to assess students.  Our technology gives you a comprehensive analysis of the test results—within one business day.


Instructor Designed Questionnaire (IDQ) System

The Instructor Designed Questionnaire system supports generation and reporting of students' ratings of instruction questionnaires for a number of different client communities.


Web Surveys

Much of life is online these days.  As such, we are happy to be able to administer online surveys.  This saves paper and  allows for anonymous responses and significant customizability to easily modify the format.


Universal Student Ratings of Instruction

Universal Student Ratings of Instruction refers to the University requirement of obtaining students' ratings for all programs at the U of A using a basic set of mandated questions.


General Data Collection

Our Optical Mark Reader (OMR) technology may be used for data entry from an unlimited variety of customized forms like census surveys, election ballots, conference evaluations, and more.

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Conjure your creativity and think BIG, because big ideas aren't lost in the translation to paper with Large Format Printing. Just use your imagination, and we can add the colour.

Large Format Printing (LFP)

Serving you under a banner of innovation, LFP enables the production of photographic quality prints on media up to 59" wide and 100 feet long! Go the distance: upload your print.


ONEcard Printing

You can print from most of our computer labs and campus libraries. Keep things simple with black-and-white printing at only $0.12 per page, or dabble with some colour at $0.35 per page!


Printer Support

If you need a printer set up, or if you are having difficulties with a printer on campus, please get in touch with us.  We will send our support right to your doorstep to resolve any issues you may have.

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The Skillsoft Program consists of thousands of short, relevant online courses, job aids, simulations, videos, and electronic books on standard desktop applications and many other technical subject areas. Skillsoft online learning resources are available 24/7 to all UofA staff - access tablet-enabled content and mobile content from your desk, from home, or on the road. Learn more...


Access is available to all UofA staff for your personal learning and professional development. Login using your UAlberta email address from the Login Page. Or, request access by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



  • Desktop application software (Adobe, MS Office, Project, Visio, Windows, etc.)
  • IT professional courses
  • Business skills courses
  • Leadership Advantage
  • Pathways Learning Series

Books 24x7

Skillsoft’s Books24x7 provides current technical and business content with thousands of digitized books, book summaries, research reports and best practices. Users are able to search, browse, read and collaborate with other users.

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