Author Archives: Jennifer Kennedy

Update to TurningPoint and ResponseWare – 11 November

November 9th, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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.     

Advice for University wireless users

October 18th, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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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Update on IT for start of teaching

September 19th, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in IT preparations for teaching - (0 Comments)

  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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Improvements to shuspace

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in IT improvements - (0 Comments)

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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Help to protect the University from Cyber attack

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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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Upload of media files to blackboard now supported

April 24th, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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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Upgrade to our internet connection

March 21st, 2017 | Posted by Jennifer Kennedy in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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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The University is moving its phone system from analogue to digital and DTS has been running trials of digital (Unified Comms) in various areas.  Following feedback and consultation with users, we now have a model that we will be rolling out across the University. During 2017, we will be installing a traditional-style handset (which does not depend …
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