Equipment Use

The Office of the Dean of Students has a limited supply of Chromebooks that can be lent to U of A students. Due to the limited numbers of Chromebooks, this lending program will be conducted via a referral system.

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Computing Recommendations

The University has developed the following minimum technology recommendations to effectively participate in remote learning and assessments.

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The University some software available to students for free or at a discounted rate.

To see what software is available, please visit On The Hub.

Learning Remotely

In light of the University of Alberta’s decision to move to remote delivery, IST complied some resources to assist Instructors, Students, and Staff with teaching, learning, and working remotely.

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Throughout the year we offer a variety of workshops that are FREE to our education students.  See out Events page to view what is currently available. For recordings of some of our previous workshops, please visit our Tech Workshop Resources page.

Assignment Support

We can help you solve technology problems related to your assignments.  We offer a program (CASP) for your instructors to work with us to provide customized support for your assignments.

Breakout Rooms

The Education Learning Commons has small technology-enabled group rooms for you to use to complete assignments or practice for lessons. For more information and to book a room, visit our breakout rooms page.

Please note that the Breakout Rooms are currently closed due to COVID-19.


The Education Learning Commons is the primary support area for students.

Please note that the ELC is currently closed due to COVID-19.