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Office of Technology

Office of Technology

Welcome to the Office of Technology web site!  The Office of Technology  division provides computer, network, and telephone support for the entire UCM community.  I invite you to explore our site by navigating through the links at the left to learn about the many services we offer, as well as our latest news and events.  If you have any questions about the Office of Technology or the support it provides for UCM, please contact us at 660-543-4357 or

Buying Software at UCM

To better assist UCM faculty and staff order software, we've launched a new site: Buying Software at UCM. Please visit it when you are ready to explore making new Software purchases.

Buying Hardware at UCM

To better assist UCM faculty and staff choose and order hardware, we've launched a new site: Buying Hardware at UCM. Please visit it when you are ready to explore making new hardware purchases.

How to Avoid Phishing Attempts

Phishing is a scam that uses social engineering to trick a person into revealing personal or confidential information the scammer can use illicitly. Phishing attacks are typically carried out using email or a malicious web site posing as a trusted person or well-known organization.

In light of some of the recent phishing campaigns targeted at the University of Central Missouri, the Office of Technology is providing you with Tips to Avoiding Phishing Attacks.

Office 365: Available at UCM

Because UCM currently owns an enterprise license for Microsoft Office, we are able to offer the subscription-based Office 365 products at no cost to UCM students, faculty, and staff.  That means free access to desktop and web versions of MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Visit our Office 365 page for the details!

Protect Your Email Account

With the recent increase in email phishing/scam attempts, it's more important that ever to be vigilant with your email account. Visit our How To page for information to help you maintain the security of your email account.

WiFi in Residence Halls

If you're having trouble with your wireless connection in a residence hall, or any other campus building, try our Tips and Tricks for WiFi Connection Problems.

Clear Your Browser History

If you are having trouble accessing any part of a web-based application at UCM, the first thing to do is to clear your brower's history/caches/cookies. For help, try our How to Clear Your Browser page, or contact the Technology Support Center at or 660.543.4357.

Try a Different Browser

If you are having trouble with MyCentral or Blackboard, try opening them in a different web browser.
For more information, visit our Browser Compability Page.

If you're having trouble identifying your browser information, see our Browser Report. TSC staff might ask you to send us a report of this information, if we are working with you on a particular problem.


We will never ask you for your password. Please keep your passwords secure.
For more information check out our Security Page.

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Contact Information

Chief Information Officer: 660-543-4279 or

Technology Support Center: 660-543-4357 or