Covid-19 related changes to tech resources

Is the campus closed?

No, the campus is open at this time but courses are online-only through the end of the semester.

How do I access my courses online?

Most courses will be delivered via Blackboard for course material and Zoom for videoconference-based lecture delivery and other communication. Some instructors use different systems; In those cases, your instructor will tell you how to access course materials.

What if I don't have a computer at home?

Campus computer labs are minimally open for the time being - the Library computer lab (LIB102) is open while the Library remains open but the MMC lab is closed at this time. The Library open area computers are also available as long as the Library remains open. Additionally, the Library has some additional amount of laptops for student checkout. 

What do I do if my classes require special software?

Some software is available through Apporto, a virtual desktop delivery system that Vancouver IT is piloting thanks to the student technology fee. Additionally, Adobe Creative Cloud is available to all students for free through May 31.

This page doesn't answer my questions. How do I get more help?

Vancouver IT can be reached through a Zoom meeting, by email at, or by phone at 360-546-9770. Please don't hesitate to contact us for help! We will add helpful questions and answers to this page.