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Presentation covering the essentials of using Libraries and IT at Staffordshire University for new students.

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Teach yourself Infozone

  1. 1. Welcome to the InfoZone slideshow:<br />Helping you to get started with IT & Library services<br />Welcome<br />Introduction<br />Author name<br />Information Services<br />Name: Teach Yourself Slideshow<br />Date: September 2011<br />
  2. 2. Plan:<br />By following the next 6 slides you will learn the 6 basic factors to get you started with the University’s Library and IT facilities:<br />Accounts<br />Saving your work<br />Multi-functional Printers (MFPs)<br />Student email<br />Library catalogue<br />Further Help<br />
  3. 3. Step 1: Accounts<br />Your IT account:<br />Your student username can be found on your student card <br />This is the initial letter of your family or surname + the last 6 digits of your student number + year of entry (b is for 2011 students). For example, John Smith’s username = s000001b<br />Your student PC password is your date of birth in 6 digits i.e. ddmmyy<br />Your Library account:<br />Your student card is also your Library card enabling you to borrow up to 17 items<br />Your Library PIN is the same as above i.e. ddmmyy<br />
  4. 4. Step 2: Saving your work<br />On Campus - The ‘H Drive’?<br />This is your personal space of up to 100mb on the University’s central Student Network Server<br />The H drive enables you to access your work across campus on any PC that you logon to<br />You can add and delete from your personal H Drive as you wish<br />Your personal H Drive is only accessible by you<br />Off Campus – via My Portal<br />You can also access your work from home or anywhere with internet access<br />From the University homepage select the Quick Links Menu and Select My Portal from the drop down menu. Click on the Applications Tab to view your H drive directory.<br />
  5. 5. Step 3: Multifunctional Printers (MFPs)<br />Each Library & IT Centre has Multifunctional Printers (MFPs)<br />MFP’s will let you:<br />Print your work<br />Photocopy <br />Scan items to send electronically to your University email account<br />When using the MFP’s you will need to login with:<br />Username = student login <br />(1 letter + 6 digits +1 letter eg s000001b))<br />PIN = 4 digits (this will be sent to you as an email from SafeCom, our printing support)<br />If you forget your MFP PIN, contact our IT Help Desks ithelp@staffs.ac.uk<br />
  6. 6. Step 4: Your University Email Account<br />Microsoft Outlook is the University’s email system<br />All students have a designated University email account<br />Your student email address is made from your student number. For example:s00001b@student.staffs.ac.uk<br />Accessing your email off-campus via the Internet<br />You can access your email off-campus via the internet from the Outlook Web Access address of: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/owa<br />Log in using your student number preceded by student <br />For example: studentab000012<br />Your password is your date of birth in 6 digits ddmmyy<br />
  7. 7. Step 5: Your Library Account<br />Every student has a Library account & your student card is also your library card<br />You will need your card to borrow items and access the library during Self-Service Hours (not staffed)<br />Students can borrow up to 17 items (including 2 Short Loans of 24 hours)<br />The Library Catalogue which is available via the internet will let you search for items in stock: http://libcat.staffs.ac.uk<br />Access your library account online with:<br />PC Username (eg s0000001b)<br />Library PIN: day, month and year of your birthday in 6 digits i.e. ddmmyy<br />
  8. 8. Step 6:Further Help?<br />InfoZone website at: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/infozone<br />for new students to help you get started with all your Library & IT needs<br />Need Help with Libraries? Ask Librarians at:<br />Thompson Library Help Desk (Stoke)<br />Law Library (Leek Road, Stoke)<br />Nelson Library Help Desk (Stafford)<br />libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk<br />Need Help with IT? Ask IT advisors at:<br />IT Help Desk, Thompson Library (Stoke)<br />IT Help Desk, Brindley Building (Leek Road, Stoke)<br />IT Help Desk, Octagon Building (Stafford)<br />ithelp@staffs.ac.uk<br />
  9. 9. Finally…..<br />This slideshow will have assisted you to get started with the basics of Library & IT Services. For further help, please ask a member of Library or IT staff using the contacts on slide 8 ‘Further Help’<br />Printed leaflets are available from around the campus and in both libraries.<br />If you have any comments or suggestions regarding these slides, please send us an email at: libraryhelpdesk@staffs.ac.uk<br />Good Luck with your studies!<br />