Graduate Catalog

Information Technology

Overview

The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) provides information technology related services to Barry’s students, faculty and staff. Embedded within the Division of Enrollment & Digital Strategies, it centrally administers Barry’s information systems, communications infrastructure, information security, and end-user computing services & support to all of the University’s locations. DoIT’s service catalog and online support portal can be found at http://help.barry.edu.

 

Services

Instructional learning technology is provided and maintained in all classrooms throughout Barry University. Rooms are outfitted with multimedia projection equipment and an instructor's PC. DoIT supports distance education and the enablement of a location-agnostic workstyle by providing videoconferencing platforms, live streaming services, remote support, and recording of courses/meetings.

DoIT provides an online virtualized platform at http://go.barry.edu. This portal delivers anytime-anywhere access to many applications such as the Microsoft Office suite and other commonly used applications to all members of the Barry community. With an internet-connected device, Library resources and other intranet sites - normally only accessible if physically on campus - are made available through this portal.

 

Educational pricing is extended to those in the Barry community interested in purchasing personally owned PCs, peripherals, and software applications such as Adobe products and SPSS.

 

Walk-in support is located on the main campus and is available to all members of the Barry community. The IT Support Desk is physically staffed during normal business hours of operation but offers several ways to be contacted 24x7x365.

  • Walk-in: Library 226
  • Phone: (305) 8993604
  • Online: http://help.barry.edu
  • Email: helpdesk@barry.edu
  • Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 6:30PM
    • 24x7 support is available for instructional-related and mission critical service interruptions.

  

DoIT provides a range of technology resources that help bridge the divide between academic work and campus life.

  • Cloud printing stations allow users to initiate a print job from anywhere and order the document to be securely released (printed) at any of 31 locations around the campus, including residence halls.
  • 135 public access PCs are available for students to use.
  • 250 PCs are allocated to 18 program-specific computer labs such as Honors, Fine Arts and Social Work.
  • 60 laptops in 5 automated checkout kiosks facilitate students’ ability to work anywhere on campus they feel most comfortable; not simply in a fixed, designated area.
  • Technology support for the library’s electronic databases, working with vendors on their behalf to address issues that scale beyond database configuration and maintenance.
  • Wireless coverage in all administrative buildings, residence halls, and many of the outside high-traffic areas where students are likely to convene.