App of the Week: lynda.com

lynda.com is an online library of video tutorials to help you improve your IT skills or learn something new. As mentioned previously lynda.com is available to students at SHU providing unlimited access to over 4,586 online video courses. Recently lynda.com have released a Windows 8 App (for laptops and tablets) in addition to their existing applications and website and…

Where is software available at SHU?

A full list of what software and the room it is available in can be found on shuspace at: https://students.shu.ac.uk/shuspacecontent/it/software-list Specialist software in learning centres Specialist software is also available in the Adsetts and Collegiate learning centres. In addition to the standard student PC’s there are currently two categories of PC’s with specialist software. Type…

App of the Week: Snapito

snapito.com If you’ve ever wanted to take a screenshot of an entire webpage rather than just what is displayed on your screen you’ll know how frustrating it can be. It can also be a great way of collecting examples of webpages and content for research or as part of a portfolio. Snapito is a web application that…

Updated: How to reset your password at SHU

If your cannot login and need to reset you password you can find out how by visiting go.shu.ac.uk/password.  Before attempting to reset your password you might want to check: You don’t have CAPS LOCKS enabled. The status of the service you are trying to access is operational (check out @ITStatusSHU on twitter for updates). You…

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Keeping your Data Safe: Getting Organised

This is the first in a series of articles discussing how to keep your data safe both on and off campus and will cover topics such as keeping you device secure, getting your data organised and backing it up should something go wrong. Keeping your data safe is not just about keeping your computer secure…

Wi-Fi unavailable on Saturday 24th May

IS&T will be working on the University’s network to make it faster, more stable and secure over the Bank Holiday.  You won’t be able to use campus Wi-Fi between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 24th of May, testing will continue on Sunday 25th May so services may not be running as normal. It is possible the wired…

Summer of Student Innovation 2014

The Summer of Student Innovation is an experiment in funding ideas from students that will use technology to improve education and research in UK higher and further education. To enter you submit a two to five minute video pitch on the Jisc Elevator website alongside a short summary and a 300-500 word description which includes details…

Microsoft Office for Students

As a student it’s inevitable that you’ll spend a considerable amount of time writing assignments, designing presentations and a generally creating or displaying content on computers, tablets and smartphones. Sheffield Hallam has a large range of software available that you can use around the university (there is a list available on shuspace) and you also…

Did you know Google Chrome is available at SHU?

The default browser across the university is Internet Explorer 9, this works fine with most on the online resources within SHU and even provides backwards compatibility with some older sites. However the browser is (at the time of writing) just over 3 years old, and two newer versions IE10 and IE11 have since been released.  Due…