Making the best use of university it systems

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Making the best use of university it systems

  1. 1. Making the best use ofUniversity IT SystemsJames Little.
  2. 2. 2Overview• Introduction• MUSE• University Computers• Using your own computer• uSpace• E-mail• Library Services• Producing work• SSID• Help!06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  3. 3. 3Introduction• Has everyone got a username and password?• Has everyone heard of CiCS?• CiCS Helpdesk or computing centre• Helpdesk number (0114) 222 111106/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  4. 4. 4MUSE• Who has logged onto MUSE before?• It is a portal for you to access University services: • E-mail • Library • uSpace • MOLE • Careers information06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  5. 5. 5University Computers• Various student computer rooms both here and on the main campus• You can check availability and book• ‘Managed’ service – standard set of apps/settings• Printing system06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  6. 6. 6University Computers - Printing• When logged into MUSE, click the U s i n g M U S E tab. Click the M y I n f o r m a t i o n channel and then m y P r i n t i n g A c c o u n t .• Add and check your credit• Further guides from: http://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/printing/student.html06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  7. 7. 7University Computers - Storage• You have access to a ‘U’ drive whilst a student• Access it from any University computer• Secure• Safe06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  8. 8. 8Saving your work• If you use a USB drive make sure you save the work elsewhere as well• If you store files on your personal computer backup to a CD, DVD or USB drive as well.06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  9. 9. 9Using your own computer• Most computer rooms also have either a wireless connection or wired access• Wireless access via Eduroam network• Connecting a Windows 7 PC to eduroam• Connecting a Windows XP PC to eduroam• Connecting a Windows Vista PC to eduroam• Connecting a Macintosh computer to eduroam• Connecting a Linux computer to eduroam (PDF)06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  10. 10. 10Using your own computer – printing toUniversity printers• Install iPrint software.• Guides available from CiCS website• http://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/printing/eduroam-student.html06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  11. 11. 11Using your phone• If your phone has wireless access you can:• Connect to eduroam for the internet• Check your University emails• Use CampusM software: • CampusM for iPhone and iPod Touch • CampusM for Blackberry • CampusM via Web Browser (for all phones)06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  12. 12. 12CampusM• Alerts – Receive alerts and announcements.• View your exam and course timetable.• View your course information.• Friend Locator – see where friends are on the campus and contact them to meet up.• View your library record – see your charges summary and which books are reserved, requested, booked and loaned.• Campus Maps & Locations using GPS – find your way around University Buildings and check PC availability in Open Access Rooms.• View & Subscribe to News & Events• Search the University Directory – call or email contacts and add them directly to the phone’s address book.06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  13. 13. 13uSpace• Collaborative social network for the University• Access through MUSE• Share documents, discussions, status updates• Specific spaces and groups have been setup06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  14. 14. 14uSpace – BMedSci 2010• A space for all of you on the course• Course documents• Unit documents• Discussion area06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  15. 15. 15uSpace – School of Nursing & Midwifery• A space for everyone in the School• Access to committee information• Staff/student committee06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  16. 16. 16uSpace – General use• Your personal homepage• How to find groups and spaces06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  17. 17. 17University e-mail• Based on Gmail• Check regularly• Can be accessed from Outlook, etc • Thunderbird • Outlook 2007 • Outlook Express • Mac Mail • Eudora • Windows Live Mail • General Settings for Email Programs06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  18. 18. 18Library Services• Searching for books and journals: • STAR Library Catalogue • Find it @ Sheffield• Renew books online• Guides: http://www.shef.ac.uk/library/services/06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  19. 19. 19Producing work• Office available on all University PCs• If using another app save as an RTF or Word file• Double-spacing• Spell-check with your eyes too06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  20. 20. 20Student Services Information Desk (SSiD)• Central point for information and help• http://www.shef.ac.uk/ssid/06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  21. 21. 21Help!• Forget your password or want to change it:• https://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/password/• CiCS Helpdesk 0114 222 1111• CiCS computing centre – near the Information Commons.• CiCS Student Pages• CiCS Status Page06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  22. 22. 22Software• CiCS Disc• Anti-virus• Remote Access (RATS)• winupdate.shef.ac.uk06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  23. 23. 23Learning Technology• Smart Sympodium• Podcasting• Echo 360• Articulate presenter06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  24. 24. 24Presentation Tips• Eye-contact• Large font• Simplify points• Don’t read entirely from notes06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield
  25. 25. 25Suggestions• Twitter of course information?• Facebook group for the course?06/07/12 © The University of Sheffield

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