With mobile phones now being commonplace University desk phones should not be used for personal calls, except in an emergency or in unforeseen circumstances.
All staff email accounts have been successfully upgraded as part of the Staff email upgrade project.
If your University ID card did not work previously you should try using it to login to your Smart Printer. If it still does not work, then you can acquire a new ID card.
A new feature that allows you to publish your IRIS research information easily, on your website.
New courses are available to students on how to use the basic features of Excel and charts.
A new course is available to staff which will provide an overview of the Student Records System.
When you create a new Turnitin assignment, you now have the option to allow any type of file to be submitted. This includes spreadsheets, presentations, images and html code.
Always check that a website is genuine before you enter your University IT account username and password.
The University is currently running a pilot of Lecture Capture, trialling two systems: Echo360 and Panopto. Staff and students involved in the pilot had the opportunity to give their feedback at the end of semester 1, which is summarised below.
A new version of Adobe Presenter is now available with new features.
The Sophos antivirus program on University PCs is being upgraded from 7 April 2014. When the update is installing, you may notice a few popup notices on your PC. You should restart your PC at a convenient moment when it has finished installing.
Following the recent Heartbleed security threat, find out how to make sure you haven’t been affected.
Students can now install and use the Firefox web browser on University PCs, following the feedback from the University browser survey 2014.
Microsoft Student Advantage allows students to install and use the full version of Microsoft Office whilst you study at the University.
Students can now install the full version of Microsoft Office on up to five PCs or Macs at no cost whilst they study at the University.
University ID card photos will now be added to the staff record system. You can view and update your photo in Employee Self Service.
Staff can now edit their Preferred First Name and Last Name, Religion and change their photo again using Employee Self-Service.
Newer versions of six programs are available to install from the Program Installer. There are two new programs you can install and two old versions of programs are being removed.
The way University email groups work has changed. You may need to check any rules you have set in Outlook for these email addresses.
After much testing, it is necessary to continue to provide Internet Explorer 9 on University PCs for the next academic year.
Over the summer there will be some changes to University PCs, eduroam wifi, student PC areas and printers.
Staff can now use any staff Smart Printer, there is no direct cost to the department where the Smart Printer is located.
Find out how much space is left in your Blackboard course and what to do if you need more space.
A new version of the TurningPoint electronic voting system is now available. See what’s changed in the new version and when is best to install it.
You may need to update your browser when using University web applications, as we have made changes to prevent staff and students being affected by the Poodle bug.
Findings from a recent survey of staff who use a Mac at the University.