General Information

The Office of Informatics and Educational Resources provides all the technology infrastructure that directly serves the faculty, non-teaching staff and students of the 17 academic programs of the School. It plans, coordinates and develops special projects for strengthening the academic and administrative processes and is responsible to manage, preserve and provide all technical support of our School of Health Professions local network, the website of the School, faculty and non-teaching staff portal, students portal, the portal of the Academic Senate and Board, the platform for Distance Education (Blackboard) and the digital archive of the Governing Board of the UPR, among other services.

Physical Resources

Among its main resources, the Office of Informatics and Educational Resources have 5 computer labs (Rooms 317, 318, 320, 339 on the Celia Guzmán building (Nursing School) & Room 423 on the School of Health Professions building) that are used for different courses, training or independent student use. Provides direct services through its repair center to faculty and other personnel. The Information System Unit of our Office manages different servers to support teaching and other academic and administrative processes. This center has an infrastructure of eleven (11) servers with different services for the entire academic community of the School of Health Professions and other offices in the Medical Sciences Campus which are: Student Portal, Teachers and Non-Teaching Portal, Academic Senate Medical Sciences Campus Portal, Medical Sciences Campus Administrative Board portal, Blackboard, Scanning Documents System, Websites, Antivirus Console, Windows Server Update Services, Streaming Media Server, Printing Server, among others.

Software, Technical Equipment and Wi-Fi

The basic software that all of our network computers have is Microsoft Office 2016. In terms of the operating systems, we have Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Other software that some computers have in our labs is SPSS. This software provides tools to do statistics in thesis or research projects. All of our computers, including the computers that are in our labs are managed by the Active Directory of the University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences Campus.


In terms of our equipment in our labs, we have Smart Boards in Rooms 316, 317 and 318. Also, we have in all of these rooms, Apple TV’s to connect with iOS devices and Apple Computers wirelessly. The Apple TV’s provides wireless access to the Smart Boards using their iOS devices like iPhone’s or iPad’s. Also provides the wireless access to Apple Computers. For our Rooms 320, 337 and 338 we have TV sets for the faculty. In Classrooms in the School of Health Professions building, outside our facilities, we have also TV sets and Apple TV devices for the faculty. They can connect their PC’s with the traditional VGA or HDMI cables to the TV sets.  Also, they can use Apple Computers through the Apple TV wirelessly. Our facility and the School of Health Professions have wireless access in every floor. This technology provides access to the Internet for our faculty, non-teaching personnel and students.

Location of Our Facilities

The principal and administrative facilities of the Office of Informatics and Educational Resources are located on the 3rd floor in the Celia Guzmán building (Nursing School) at the University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences Campus. Other facilities are located in the main building of the School of Health Professions.

Service Hours

Our services are offered Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fridays our service hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Postal Address

Oficina de Informática y Recursos Educativos
Escuela de Profesiones de la Salud
PO Box 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Phone: (787) 758-2525 Ext. 4100
Fax: (787) 751-4549


Mr. Miguel Vélez Puchales
Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 2112


Mr. Javier Ortiz Ramírez
Audiovisual Technical and Technical Support
Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 2112

Blackboard Ultra Support

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Mr. Miguel Vélez Puchales
Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 2112


Mrs. Nuria Y. Zayas Monge
Instructional Designer
Phone: 787-758-2525 Ext. 4100

Training Unit

Phone: (787) 758-2525 Ext. 4324/4100

IT Unit

Phone: (787) 758-2525 Ext. 2112/4100

Distance Education Unit

Phone: (787) 758-2525 Ext. 4324