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Technology Resources for Students

Technology Resources to support Student Success

The following information provides an overview on the resources available to help students successfully complete their courses. For any technology related questions or issues, please contact Technology Support.

  Software   Blackboard
  Microsoft OneDrive   Equipment for Checkout
  Internet Access   UTEP Computer Clinic
  Mobile Print   DUO
  Open Computer Labs   Library Resources


UTEP Technology Support has collaborated with several software vendors to increase access for our students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of software that is available for your personal computers at no cost. For information on all software supported by UTEP Technology Support, please visit the Software Main Menu.

*Adobe Creative Cloud is available at no cost to Students enrolled in any of the pre-approved courses. Click on the following software links for more information.


Adobe Express for Higher Ed

Develop graphics, photos, videos, and more


Microsoft Office 365

Versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac



Chat, share files, screens, and even host meetings all in one virtual application



Computer-Aided Design software to create precise 2D and 3D drawings



A solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering program



Design products, semiconductors, simulations and more


Sage 50

A set of accountancy and payroll products


Question Pro

Used to create surveys and retrieve analytics



Data analysis and graphing software


Microsoft Project

Manage basic tasks to complex portfolios


Microsoft Visio Professional

A diagramming and vector graphics application


Microsoft Windows Enterprise

Operating System developed by Microsoft



Work on files in OneDrive

Store and sync your Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets online and throughout all of your devices. Don’t let location be a barrier, real- time collaboration allows you to share your files and collaborate with your faculty member or classmates without the need to send large email attachments back and forth.



Install the OneDrive App
Download the Microsoft OneDrive App to your device and save files directly to your OneDrive. Those on Windows 10 or later already have OneDrive installed.

OneDrive App for Mac   |  OneDrive App for Windows

Scan Documents with your Mobile Device
Download the Microsoft OneDrive App to your device and scan files directly to your OneDrive.

How to Scan Documents (UTEP Video)



Internet Access / Mobile Hotspots

Affordable Internet Services
Spectrum   |  AT&T

Affordable Internet Option
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps ensure that households can get the broadband access they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program

UTEPSecure Wi-Fi is a secure wireless connection for students, faculty, and staff. Click here for more information and instructions on how to connect your devices.

Check Your Internet Speed
You'll need to have an Internet connection that is stable and fast enough to support your online learning activities. To test your Internet connection, go to 3 – 4 Mbps upload and download speeds are considered fast enough for most school activities.

Test Your Connection

Checkout a Mobile Hotspot
UTEP Technology Support has a limited number of Wi-Fi hotspots available for checkout. With consideration to this, we are asking that you please apply.

Mobile Hotspot Web Page

Use Your Smartphone as a Hotspot
If your service provider offers this service on your smartphone, you can use the instructions below to connect.

iOS Instructions   |   Android Instructions


UTEP Mobile Print

Print From Your Laptop, Smartphone, or Tablet
Students can print from their personal devices to our printers located throughout campus. Visit the Mobile Print web page for instructions on how to connect your device.



Open Computer Labs on Campus

The following computer labs are available to all UTEP students.

Lab Location
Collaborative Learning Center UTEP Library 2nd floor
Cyber Café Computer Lab Union Building East Room 204



Many professors use Blackboard to post class announcements, course materials, assignments and grades online. To access Blackboard, log into and click on the Blackboard icon.

Visit the Blackboard for Student's Web page for more information.




Blackboard Tests and Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor
Some professors require tests be taken online with Blackboard and Respondus Lockdown Browser, a tool that locks Internet browsing for the duration of the test. To download Respondus, log into Blackboard, select "Tools" on the left and click on Respondus Lockdown Browser.


Equipment Checkout

Laptop Checkout
UTEP Technology Support has a limited number of laptops available for students to checkout.

Laptop Checkout Web Page

Student-priced Laptops
UTEP has partnered with Dell and Apple to offer discounted prices on laptops for our students.






Help Purchasing a Laptop
If you need assistance in purchasing a computer or laptop, the Paydirt Emergency Loan Program is available to assist students. The maximum loan amount is $500. You can apply for this loan by emailing to request your personalized online application link.


UTEP Computer Clinic

Tech support is available for your personal computer at no cost. The Computer Clinic can assist with software & OS installations, virus and malware removal, and more. Services for students are offered onsite.

Computer Clinic Web Page


DUO Two-Factor

Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second factor, like your phone or other mobile device, prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password. Click here for more information.


Library Resources

Students can now access electronic materials found in the Classic Catalog, MinerQuest and the Library’s other databases from off-campus.

For more information on Library Electronic Materials, please visit the University Library web page.




UTEP Library Room 300  |  |  915-747-4357 (HELP)