Faculty IT Service

The Faculty IT Service provides technical support to computer and multimedia equipment users in the Faculty. It also runs and maintains the Faculty's technological infrastructure.

The Faculty IT Service of Philosophy and Arts offers five computer rooms, four of which are for use for teaching purposes and one is for open use. The former may also be used if they are not booked for teaching purposes. The Faculty IT Service also manages the Faculty's videoconference room and the forty-nine teaching classrooms equipped with a computer and projector.

From Septembre to July: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 9.00pm. Christmas, Easter and August: Closed.
Pedro Galán de Miguel
Edifici B
+34 93 581 24 48


The schedule of the Computerised Classrooms will be fixed by the Faculty of accord with his necessities and available resources. It will signify at a visible place at the entrance of each Classroom or User room. The possible extensions or reductions of this schedule will be signified punctually in the same way.

Priorities of use
Each classroom will assigned an occupancy and the priorities of use will be:
1. Formation and enabling of the students of the degrees of the Faculty. Priority of first and second cycle for in front of third cycle. It includes so much the formation with presence of a teacher how the use of the classroom to practice loosely.
2. Formation and enabling of the students of other faculties with presence of a teacher.
3. Support at the research of the Departments.
4. Other possible university uses.
5. Other authorized uses.

Plan of occupancy of the Equipments
The Faculty IT service's technical manager, tracking the indications of the Coordinator and of accord with Center Administrador, will manage the plan of occupancy of the equipments. The plan of occupancy will be always public and consultable for the users and will signify at each moment which equipments stay free (pending of reservation) and at which schedules.

Access at the installations
Any user must be identified when required by the authorized personnel of the UAB. To access to use of certain services, the user must use the access mechanisms that have been assigned to him when he was registered in the system. (NIU, code of user, passwords, etc.). These mechanisms of access are personal and untransferable.

Access to the UAB's computer network
The right of access to the UAB computer network will be controlled through personal and non-transferable accounts, and the different resources of the network that each user can access will be regulated by the decisions that, depending on the available resources and the policies of Security of the Network, dictate in common agreement the Director of the Computer Service and the Faculty IT service's technical manager.

Behavoir rules
In Computerized Classrooms, it is not allowed to eat, drink, or generate any discomfort to the concentration capacity of other users. Users will not be able to install any system or software on the UAB equipment or change its configuration. The needs of this type must be transmitted to the technical manager of the SID, which will act in accordance with the Direction of the Computering Service and the Faculty IT service's technical manager. In no case may any equipment, physical or logical, be removed from the Classroom or Room, without the written authorization of the Faculty IT service's technical manager.

Security rules
It is not allowed to install any tool or computer software not authorized by the Faculty IT Service to any computer, as well as the elimination of installed software for the proper functioning of these.
The user must know the regulations and regulations of the UAB and legislation applicable to the technological field.

More information here.


The videoconference room is in the B11 seminar, located next to the Faculty IT Service. It is ready to allow videoconferences up to 4 participatory points with the possibility of a split screen to view the different contents simultaneously and IP video conferencing as Skype.

We must take into account a series of tips and recommendations to be able to successfully perform video conferences:

    Plan and rehearse the presentation and become familiar with the equipment that will be used.
    Speak clearly and with a constant voice volume.
    Indicate clearly when you have finished speaking and wait for the reply.
    Avoid sudden movements and blows on the table.
    Do not wear clothes with bright colors, stripes or stripes.
    Maintain a fixed and comfortable position to minimize camera movements.
    Before intervening wait for the camera to frame and focus.

This triptych summarizes the information necessary to make the video conference.

Computerized teaching

The computerized classrooms and the teaching rooms facilitate the computing needs of the different departments of the faculty.
Each computerized classroom is equipped with a specific computer for the teacher connected to a projection cannon. The faculty's classrooms also have this configuration.
The computer rooms, in addition, consist of a digital whiteboard also connected to the teacher's computer.
All computers in the classrooms have installed the software and tools required by the teachers necessary for the development of their teaching. To be able to use the computers you have to validate yourself with the NIU and the password.
At the beginning of each academic year, the professorate are asked to confirm the need for the specific software installed as well as if they require new ones. During the course they also have a form to request the installation of new software.
Next to the entrance door of each computer classroom the teaching schedule that will be held in each room during the week is posted. The time that the computerized classrooms are free can be used by the students in addition to the classroom 507, which is always open use.


All the computers in the computer rooms are connected to the internet by fiber optic, therefore the access to the internet from the classrooms is high speed.
The fact that computers have Internet access make them more vulnerable to attack by viruses and other computer hazards but also facilitates that from within the university fraudulent use can be encouraged, therefore, it is forbidden to install software that could infringe any type of copyright as well as the installation of servers or something similar.
To avoid these and other incorrect practices, as well as possible virus infections, computers are protected with specific software that facilitates that, even if you want to perform installations or configurations not allowed, all modifications will be removed at restart the computer. The antivirus provided by the University is also installed and updated in the computers.
In addition to access to the cable network, devices that have this technology can be connected to the Wi-Fi network of the Autonomous University. The University facilitates access to two types of Wi-Fi network: UAB and Eduroam. If you are in an area with coverage to access the UAB network, you will have to go to a validation portal where you must enter your NIU and password if you wish to have access to the internet and UAB intranet or access as a guest, to access the internet and servers that are not from the University.
The Eduroam network is a global initiative that allows access to the Internet to the university community not only on the same campus of the university they belong to but also to any other that forms part of the initiative. In order to access the internet with the Eduroam Wifi network, it is necessary to have the device configured. This explanatory video will be useful.

Access and data storage

The Faculty IT Service ensures that all users belonging to the faculty can access both computers in the computerized classrooms and those in the teaching classrooms.
The management and maintenance of the servers of the classrooms that make both the access and the configuration of the software used in the computers are also possible, as well as the storage of the data required by the teaching, such as the personal data of the users accounts.
All members of the university community have a unique identifier that identifies them in the university environment and is called NIU. This code is provided to students to formalize enrollment and to the PDI and PAS at the time of hiring. The passwords can be managed from the intranet services provided by the University or directly with this address.
This NIU is used to access all the digital services of the campus, in addition, within the scope of the same faculty, a personal account is provided on the IT Faculty Service server which will be used to access the computers of the computerized classrooms. This account has a personal data space associated in the IT Faculty Service server. This personal unit is the unit M: and it is only accessible directly from the computers of the computer rooms once the session with the NIU has begun.
So, to use the IT Faculty Service computers it must be validated with the NIU and the password. All the computers have the session protected so that the modifications are only effective while the session is active, once the computer has restarted all the stored information and the changes are lost. If it is necessary to keep data locally to the computers, the D unit can be used: it is not protected, but it is accessible to any user that uses the computer, so it is recommended to log off or shut down the computer when leaving.


The self-service printers that the reprography service has installed in the faculty are configured in the computers of the computer rooms. The format of these prints is black and white and Din A4 size. The payment of the impressions in the self-service printers is done with the student card. Previously you have to load balance in the reprography service.
If other formats or color prints are required, it is necessary to send the printed document directly to the reprography service at impressio@uab.cat. The faculty's reprography service is located at door B7 / 012 on the left side of the building at the height of the main lobby.
More information about the reprography service here.


In the IT Faculty Service a total of 10 specialized technicians work in different branches of computing with different schedules so that it is always possible to attend any computer inquiry while the service is open. Inquiries and doubts are received in person, by telephone (CAS ext. 2100) and by mail at the email address of the CAS: casuab.cat. The hardware on which actions are performed are those that meet the recommended team standard of the University.

Computer rooms

503 : 25 computers, 1 computer for the teacher and a projector. Classroom for teaching use.
         HP Compaq Elite 8300 MT PC ALL (I5-3470 @3,2GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
504 : 25 computers, 1 computer for the teacher and a projector. Classroom for teaching use.
         HP Compaq Elite 8300 MT PC ALL (I5-3470 @3,2GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
505 : 25 computers, 1 computer for the teacher and a projector. Classroom for teaching use.
         HP EliteDesk 800 G1 TWR (I5-4570 @3,2GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
506 : 25 computers, 1 computer for the teacher and a projector. Classroom for teaching use.
         HP Compaq Elite 8200 MT PC (I5-2400 @3,2GHz, 16GB RAM, 500GB HDD)
507 : 15 computers. Classroom for non-teaching use.
         Lenovo ThinkCentre M800 (I5-6500 @3,2Ghz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD)

Videoconferences room
  • MCU (Multi Conference Unit) Polycom VSX 7000e.
    • Video quality standard H.263 and h.264.
    • Sharing content using Visual Concert VSX and Image Share.
    • Use of VCR / DVD as a content source.
    • Multipoint capacity up to 4 participants plus one voice.
    • Split screen display to see people in remote and local places and content, simultaneously.
  • High quality Polycom PowerCam PTZ camera.
  • Logitech PTZ Pro motorized camera.
  • 4K Ultra HD Webcam with RightLight™ 3 with HDR
  • Polycom SoundStation VTX 1000 microphone, provides 360° coverage.
  • 2 Monitors 40" HD.
  • Room amplifier with two 30W sound monitors.

Teaching Classrooms

49 teaching rooms with a computer and a projector each one of them. Lenovo ThinkCentre M800 (I5-6500 @ 3,2Ghz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD)

Wellcoming sessions

During the beginning of the academic year, information sessions on the functioning of the classrooms will be held. These sessions will be announced conveniently in the same classroom, as well as on the website of the Faculty.
You can access to the content of the session on this link.

Computerized classrooms
In order to guarantee support for the teaching of computerized classrooms correctly, it is possible to reserve these, with the exception of Classroom 507, which is open use. The  booking of the classrooms and the rest of the spaces of the faculty is carried out by the SLIPI.
Each week is provided next to the door of each computer room the schedule corresponding to the subjects that will make the classes in that space. During the periods of time that the classrooms are not occupied with teaching it is possible to use them as classrooms for open use.

Video conferencing room
To reserve the video conference room, you must also contact the SLIPI to make the booking of the space and also fill out a more technical form of the type of video conference that you want to make.