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…

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…

Form Designer

Create surveys using Google Docs

Most students will need to conduct a survey as part of their final year project or dissertation. Making your survey available online can invite responses from a much wider audience. One way to approach this is to use SHU Google Docs. All SHU students have access to SHU Google Docs as part of the SHU Google Apps…

Forwarding Settings

Forward your student email account to another address

As a student at Sheffield Hallam University you will be provided with an email address to use during your studies. Most e-mails sent to you from the university (including announcements, notifications and so on) will be sent to this e-mail account. In some cases you may want to forward these e-mails to another address. This…

Understanding SHU Google Mail

Students at Sheffield Hallam University automatically get access to a customised version of Google Mail. This post explores some of the features available in SHU Google Mail. What is SHU Google Mail? Sheffield Hallam University students are provided with an e-mail address to use during their studies. This e-mail address normally ends with “@student.shu.ac.uk”. SHU Google Mail…