With many of you facing the prospect of learning online for the first time, we have put together this guide to support you. Along with our own advice, we have curated some of the tips that we've seen being shared across social media from other institutions, teachers and students. The University has a portfolio of great tools, and I believe that with Moodle, ChiPlayer (Panopto) and Skype for Business, we can continue to provide an engaging collaborative learning environment for us all.
If you need support, please remember that your tutors, department administrators and the SIZ are all working remotely to make this transition as stress-free as possible.
When working off-campus for the first time, here are some useful links to University systems: University Links
Skype for Business
Skype for Business is an application available on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android, allowing you to message, voice chat, video call and screen-share with anyone else at the University.
- Download Skype for Business for Windows 10 (with full Office 365 suite)
- Download Skype for Business for Windows 10 (without the other Office 365 applications)
- Select Download licenced client
- Download Skype for Business for MacOS
- Joining a Skype for Business meeting
- Full Skype for Business support
ChiPlayer (powered by Panopto)
ChiPlayer allows staff and students to create, upload and share video recordings. It allows you to record webcam, audio, PowerPoint presentations and anything on the computer screen. The Panopto Recorder is available for Windows 10, MacOS, iOS and Android
- Downloading the Panopto Recorder
- Submitting a video to a ChiPlayer Assignment folder
- Full ChiPlayer support
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive are all available for you to download across all of your devices
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative applications are available to install on personal Windows 10 and MacOS devices
Accessing H:Drive and other University apps from home
You can use the Micorsoft RemoteApp to access your H:Drive documents, a selection of apps and remote into an open access PC