Tech Tip: Automatic back up to cloud storage

Whilst a student at SHU you will often find yourself using various platforms of technology to support you with your learning. Therefore, majority of the work you will be completed on a digital file therefore it is important to ensure all your work is backed up properly to additional storage devices. To access a step…

App of the Week: Documents By Readdle

As a university student you often utilise a variety of different platforms to create and save your work, from different cloud storage devices to a variety of computers and tablets both on and off campus, therefore your documents can often become difficult to find and access. ‘Documents by Readdle’ is an app that brings all…

Google Apps for Education – Google Groups

Google Groups Google Groups is a free, online service aimed at groups that are looking to share information easily and communicate effectively. With Google groups, members can share files, posts, and ideas; create discussions; and send emails. All emails that are sent within and to the group are archived, so it’s easily searchable when you want to…

Google Apps for Education – Google Drive

  Google Drive Google drive is your personal hard drive space to store, access, create,edit, and share files and folders of all types. Google drive also includes Google apps like Google Docs (Word), Google Sheets (Excel), and Google Slides (Powerpoint). With Google Drive, you can now share files and folders with other contacts to enable collaborative working. What’s…

Google Apps for Education

  Google Apps for education is a free suite of programs provided by Google to support universities, colleges, and schools. They include: 1.  Google Mail (Gmail) 2.  Google Drive (Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets) 3. Google Sites 4. Google Groups 5. Google Calendar 6. Google Keep 7. Google Forms   Google Apps can be…

Organised Desk

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…

An array of floppy disks

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…