The Office of Information Technology provides a plethora of resources for students

A returning student stops by BYU’s Office of Information Technology. The tech office is a common stop for anyone needing IT help or looking to rent laptops or Macs. (Cole Cummings)

BYU’s Office of Information Technology provides student support and resources across campus.

The office works with campus departments and leaders to improve the digital experience for everyone on campus. Resources such as Adobe Creative Cloud, software training courses, laptops and Macs for rent, and online data storage are all services BYU students have at their disposal.

ILO also offers a range of resources that students and employees can take advantage of.

Adobe Creative Cloud is an application that hosts a number of different applications used for photography, designing, editing, and creating videos and web designs. These apps include Photoshop, After Effects, Premier, Illustrator and more. BYU students can purchase a full year of Adobe Creative Cloud access for a discounted price of $69.

Dallin Lee, an industrial design specialist and avid Photoshop and Illustrator user, said, “The cloud is easy to use and a good investment for anyone.

OIT works with the Harold B. Lee Library to provide software training courses for students and employees. Students often learn valuable skills in programs ranging from Adobe to Microsoft.

Software training includes a one-hour multimedia and software course for students, faculty, and staff. Topics include photography, graphic design, presentations, spreadsheets, and video editing. Through these free library services, certificates are offered to students to document their acquired skills.

“Adobe Creative Cloud has the potential to add a few skills to a resume and even shed light on unknown talent,” Lee said.

BYU student Max Morell described the class as being taught by a pair of students who make sure everyone is working at the same pace. He said his teachers help students keep pace with each other through their one-to-one instruction.

OIT provides students and employees with discounted technology such as monitors, laptops and printers. Additionally, they also include 3D printing courses, music making software, and laser cutters.

“These resources make life on campus much more convenient for everyone involved,” Morell said.

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