Student Technology Support
Purchasing a used computer
A limited number of used computers that are zoom ready are for sale at the Hammes Bookstore at IU South Bend with more becoming available soon.
Funding for computer purchases
Students may apply to the IU South Bend Emergency Relief Fund to defray the costs of a computer.
Computer and hardware questions from UITS
Please also consult your instructor for specific course requirements.
Computer labs on campus
The campus has a number of computer labs for student use. The hours are available below:
Connecting to wifi
The IUSB campus is wifi enabled.
Schurz Library has approximately 18 mifi hotspots for loan this semester. Demonstrated need is required. Apply via the UITS Support Center: Helpdesk@iusb.edu
Hot spot lot
A permanent hot spot lot is available in the SAC parking lot where students can use the wifi in the comfort of their cars 24/7.
Zoom Rooms at IU South Bend
Students may reserve a Zoom room for use in the library by using the reservation link below:
Each Zoom room accommodates one student only and has a computer. In addition, there are a number of study rooms (with occupancy for one student) that students can reserve for Zooming if they have their own laptop. Below are first come, first serve. Bring your headphones!
Room 1160 Able to accommodate up to 8 students for Zooming into a class
Room 1170 Able to accommodate up to 8 students for Zooming into a class
Education and Arts
Room 2109 Able to accommodate up to 6 students for Zooming into a class
Room 2112 Able to accommodate up to 4 students for Zooming into a class
Room 122 Able to accommodate up to 8 students for Zooming into a class
Room 09 For single student use only
Room 111 For single student use only
Room 223 For single student use only
For students with laptops in search of a quiet space and good wireless:
Wiekamp Hall Room 2105, wireless access point; no speakers
Education and Arts Room 2101, Education Lounge
All Zoom rooms in DW, EA, and NS can be used by students with laptops as well. Campus has wireless throughout, so students with laptops have plenty of quiet corners to Zoom into a class.
Students using the classroom Zoom rooms’ computer equipment should call the Helpdesk for assistance the first time they use the technology. This is especially recommended if students wish to use the projector and other technology. The number is listed above the phone found in each classroom.
Room occupancy limits posted on every door must be observed to ensure social distancing and a safe learning environment for everyone.
IU South Bend will also have tents set up around campus with tables and chairs for students to work on their mobile devices. These tents will be available for use weather permitting. Let’s hope for a temperate fall.