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Submitting Work: Google Docs File Types

The university has recently seen an increase in the number of unsupported files being submitted to Blackboard through shuspace. As a general rule file types created by Chromebooks and Google Drive are unsupported, this includes those in the .gdoc format. Students are reminded that word processed documents should be submitted in the .doc, .docx or .pdf…

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What are your options for saving files? From the Hard Drive to the Cloud – an introduction to storage and back-up

It wasn’t long ago that file storage options were limited to your PC’s minuscule hard drive or, if you could manage to keep files under 1.44MB in size, the legendary floppy disk. Then along came rewritable CDs, and subsequently DVDs, which massively expanded the potential of external storage and back-up to 700MB and 4.7GB respectively. But as…

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Maximise your employability with LinkedIn

The time has come to join LinkedIn! LinkedIn a useful tool for Students and Graduates alike and is another way in which to get yourself noticed by potential employers in ‘the real world’. But this is just the tip of the iceberg… 7 reasons why LinkedIn is useful to students at Hallam: LinkedIn features highly…

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Understanding Google

Search engines are a cornerstone of the Internet. They make it possible to quickly locate specific web pages, images, videos and other resources from the billions of files available online. This post provides a few tips that can help you make the most of one popular search engine – Google. Start With a Basic Search…

Using folders to organise your work

Your computer stores your documents, music, videos and the rest of your work using something called a filesystem. On a Windows computer this filesystem works in the same way as a real filing cabinet by allowing you to organise your files into folders. Using folders to organise your work can save you a lot of…

Understanding the F: drive

You’ve probably heard of the F: drive, but you might not be certain about what it is – this post will give you a quick introduction. What are drives? Drives are devices which store files, such as the documents you create for your university coursework. There are several different types of drive: Local drives –…

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Student Discounts on Hardware and Software

Specialist hardware and software is sometimes required for many courses offered at university. For example, students on website design courses may use software like Adobe Dreamweaver. Usually students will use specialist hardware and software whilst on campus, where most of it is provided by the university. In some cases however you may want to have specialist…