6 Free Tech Resources at Illinois You Might Not Have Known About

This article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on how innovations in technology affect campus life.

1. Xfinity on Campus

If you’re living in a University Residence Hall, you can access Xfinity and Xfinity Stream with your NetID. While you’re on campus, you can watch your favorite sports teams face-off, or stream some of the funniest shows. Learn more about it at https://housing.illinois.edu/news/xfinity-on-campus

2. LinkedIn Learning

If you don’t know about LinkedIn Learning, it’s the best way to develop your professional skills outside of the classroom. You’ll learn about business writing, leadership, time management skills, and more! Visit https://go.illinois.edu/linkedinlearning to get started. 


3. Illinois Mobile App

Check out the Illinois Mobile App on the Google Play and App Store! It gives you information about campus events, what the dining hall is serving, your MTD bus pass, and even info about the laundry rooms. To download the app, search “Illinois Education” in either the App or Google Play Store!

4. Technology Loan Program

In need of a working computer or internet connectivity? With the transition to online classes, the university wants to ensure that every student has access to a computer and reliable internet access. That’s where the Technology Loan Program comes in. Visit  https://www.odos.illinois.edu/community-of-care/student-assistance-center/to learn more about getting technology equipment loaned to you by the university. 

5. Printing 

Need to turn in a printed version of your paper to your professor? Need to print out pictures for a project but just don’t know how? Worry no more, the university has a variety of places to print in black and white and color all over campus! To learn about how to print on campus, at the residence halls, and from your laptop, visit https://papercut.ics.illinois.edu:8443/user


6. Connecting Your Smart Speaker

If you brought your Amazon Alexa,Google Home device, or anything other smart speaker with you when you went away to college, and then couldn’t figure out how to set it up, you’re not alone! You can set up your device in a similar way to how you would set up your gaming device. Learn more, and add your device, at https://answers.uillinois.edu/illinois/page.php?id=90287

The Illinois i-Card Office has a list of some of the useful things you can access with your i-card. Learn more about all the benefits and discounts that come with your i-card at https://www.icardnet.uillinois.edu/public/urbana-card.cfm