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The Blackboard inline marking tool Crocodoc is being replaced with Box View by its suppliers.  The new Box View tool adds support for viewing more file types and works in a similar way to Crocodoc.  Crocodoc will be withdrawn by its supplier on 15 January 2018 and we plan to move to the new tool as soon as …
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If you use TurningPoint or ResponseWare in presentations or lectures you may need to make changes from 11 November to continue using it.  Find out more.     

Following the news about potential security problems in wireless networks worldwide, the University has reviewed its services to be able to provide advice to users. While the risks are relatively low, everyone needs to consider how they use wireless networks until these issues are resolved. This relates to all wireless networks so the advice below …
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  Over Summer, DTS has been working on providing the IT equipment and software required for teaching and learning in the new academic year. There are some issues about licensing and provision of a few items of software and work on some AV installations which are being discussed with the relevant teaching staff. Apart from …
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Following last weekend’s Blackboard upgrade, a refresh of shuspace is now underway. This has been driven by student feedback which highlighted a need to reduce clutter on tabs, make the most used tools more prominent and improve access from mobile devices. Some of the modifications include: A new banner and colour scheme throughout shuspace. A …
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This year’s Blackboard upgrade is scheduled to take place over the weekend of 28-30 July 2017. The upgrade will start at the end of the day on Friday, 28 July and continue throughout the weekend. Staff and students will not be able to access shuspace and Blackboard sites during the upgrade. We expect the service to be …
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Cyber threats usually find their way into an organisation because members of staff have accidentally clicked on a malicious attachment or website link. Here are some key things to remember to reduce the likelihood of a future attack being successful. 1. Always be on your guard for suspicious emails Attacks typically begin through email messages …
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A new solution has been integrated with Blackboard which will allow students and staff to upload media files (currently up to 2GB in size), such as video assignments and video or audio feedback, safe in the knowledge that the files are stored securely. Other benefits include: files are uploaded to a central publishing point and …
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The University will shortly be releasing an improved online application form for all full-time postgraduate taught courses; the online system will also be available for some part-time courses. The online application will be clearly signposted to applicants from individual course entries within the online prospectus pages and this will be the default application route, however …
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Digital Technology Services has now completed the upgrade to our University’s internet connection to provide a tenfold increase in our network capacity.  This work has greatly enhanced current performance – you may already have noticed a faster service – and, together with the IT Network improvement programme which is underway across campus, will ensure we …
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