[email protected] is the email and calendar service for staff and students. Email When you log in to your email account, your first message will be from the Postmaster informing you of your email address. It will be based on your name, e.g. [email protected] Different ways to access At work: Use Outlook 2010/11/13 to access your UCL email and schedule meetings with colleagues. At home: Log in via the web using Outlook Web App (OWA). On the move: Synchronise your mobile device with your email and calendar. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/email-calendar When you log in to OWA… Remember: you must append your user ID with @live.ucl.ac.uk. e.g. [email protected] live.ucl.ac.uk Email and Calendar Check your email & schedule meetings Your email address According to UCL protocol, signatures should contain your work title, department, as well as phone number, email address and relevant web address where appropriate. To set one up Example signature • Outlook Web App (OWA) Click on the settings button on the top-right corner and select Options. Select Settings from the left hand window pane and click on the mail tab. Cathy Brown Faculty Manager Arts and Humanities; Social and Historical Sciences Tel: 020 769 1347 Internal: 31347 Mobile: 07826892046 Email: [email protected] www.ucl.ac.uk/ah-shs-office • Outlook 2010/13 In a new message window, in the Include group, click on the Signature button and select Signatures... • Outlook for Mac 2011 In a new message window, select the Message tab. Select Edit Signatures… Any variations or additions to this format should be agreed by the relevant Head of Professional Services or Faculty Manager. Top tip Top tip! How to set a signature Find out how technology can help the student learning experience. Learning & Teaching We are here to help you use technology to enhance the learning of your students within and beyond the classroom. E-Learning is now widely used across UCL, through for example Moodle, our ‘virtual learning environment’, lecture recording, online assessment and feedback, voting handsets and distance learning. UCL eXtend, our public facing learning portal can even help you engage with learners outside of UCL for Life Learning, CPD or Executive Education. We are keen to work with individuals, departments and communities such as the E-Learning Champions network to develop your ideas and enhance student learning. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/learning-teaching Top 5 ideas popular with students: • Record your lectures and put them online (automatically if you wish) via the Lecturecast service available in UCL’s larger lecture rooms. • Voting handsets encourage better student engagement in large classes. • Use Moodle to develop simple online quizzes to help students check their progress. • The Turnitin service, also via Moodle, enables you to provide online feedback and helps check for potential plagiarism. • Moodle forums can simplify your communications with students, and provide a space for group discussion and feedback. Learning & Teaching Enhance your learning & teaching Engage your students Lecturecast is UCL’s automated system for recording lectures and making them available via Moodle. It is very popular with students who use it to review, in detail, the content of lectures and tag segments to look at again at revision time. You don’t have to record a whole lecture either, Lecturecast’s downloadable ‘personal capture’ software lets you make screen recordings with voice-over on your own computer. Many lecturers are using this to provide supplementary material and extra feedback to students. Some are even using this approach to experiment with ‘flipping’, creating online material for students to view materials in advance, to make the most of their face-to-face time. How to get started Visit the Lecturecast information page via: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/learning-teaching Here you can book recordings, learn how to get access to the personal recording software and find links to more detailed guides. Top tip Top tip! Try Lecturecast LONDON’S GLOBAL UNIVERSITY SWITCH ON LOG IN LEARN MORE ucl.ac.uk/lynda FREE unlimited access to over 3,000 video tutorials and training courses for staff and students. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Types of courses available include: •Management Fundamentals • Educational Delivery •Careers Skills •Personal Productivity •Social Media •Coding •Office and Adobe •Multi-media Tools •Data Management lynda.com is available through any web browser or download the app for your mobile device. Download from Windows Store Your user ID and password is your key to our IT systems. Keep your details safe! You will be issued with a personal user ID and password. These credentials will give you access to UCL wide IT facilities. Your user ID is 7 characters long and looks something like: ucaaxxx Your password We’ve set an initial password for you to get you up and running. But you should now change it to something only you know. Do this using the MyAccount service: https://myaccount.ucl.ac.uk User ID & Password You will need to change your password every 150 days. Reminders will be sent to your email account. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/userid-passwords Register with us Sign up for the User Authentication Service. It will allow you to obtain a new password quickly in the event that you forget your current one. It may seem unimportant now, but in the future, you’ll be glad that you did! Confused about how to log in? For all systems you need your UCL password, but you may need to enter your user ID in different formats: Email (Outlook Web App): <userID>@live.ucl.ac.uk Staff desktop and student computer rooms: <userID> only Wireless: <[email protected]> Your User ID and Password Access central IT systems Credentials Do: choose a password that is 8 characters long Don’t: base your password on a dictionary word Do: use at least three of the following different types of characters: • • • • Lowercase Uppercase Numbers Symbols Don’t: base your password on your personal details Need an example? A simple approach is to think of a memorable sentence (8 words long), then form a password by taking one or more characters from each word. Remember to use upper and lowercase letters and punctuation! So, for example: Phrase: Chickens carried him off, kicking and screaming! Password: CcHo,k&s Phrases that can be visualised – however silly they might be – are often easiest to remember. Use your imagination, but not our example! Note: If you are planning to use UCL Administrative Systems, your password should additionally NOT contain: the @ (at) symbol or start with either a space or “ (double quote). Top tip Top tip! How to choose a password Supporting your research. Research IT Assistance with other Research IT Services IRIS (Institutional Research Information Service) is the internal and public research portal for UCL. Use IRIS to maintain your own researcher profile and to identify the research activities of others. Training Your publications list www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/research-it Your UCL profile The Research Publications System (RPS) is designed to provide UCL researchers with a single point of entry for keeping their publications up to date. It integrates with both IRIS and Discovery, UCL’s open access full-text repository. Find out how else we can help you. Our range of services include: Research Services, Research Software Development and Research Data Services. We run various courses ranging from using the Legion High Performance Computing cluster to Software Carpentry Bootcamps. Research IT Services Research IT Services We develop, deliver and operate services to assist UCL researchers in meeting their objectives at each stage of the research lifecycle, from funding through to publication and dissemination. Talk to us about how the Research Data Service can provide safe, resilient storage for your research project data. We can provide support for coordinated endto-end research ‘workflows’ encompassing the use of both data storage and computational resources. We can help you plan in advance how you are going to manage, store and preserve data beyond the lifetime of your research project and allow its re-use and citation by the wider academic community. By using the Research Data Storage and Research Data Archive services you will fully comply with both UCL’s and UK funding bodies’ policies and requirements to make publicly funded research data freely accessible to the widest possible audience, removing this burden from you. Email: [email protected] Top tip Top tip! Talk to us about the service Do you have a disability and need advice on assistive technology? The Student Enabling IT Suite Do you have a disability and need advice on assistive technology? Contact the Disability IT Support Analyst who can advise you on software and hardware to meet your needs. For students with disabilities, we have a dedicated computer workroom equipped with an up-to-date range of software and technology. Ergonomics For access and to book inductions please contact the Disability Service on either [email protected] or contact 0207 679 0100. Do you have questions about workstation health or ergonomics? Learn about the simple adjustments that can make your workstation more comfortable. Disability IT Support Analyst Disability IT The Disability IT Support Analyst is here to help you. Whether you have a temporary challenge which is affecting your work or an long term issue, the Disability IT Support Analyst can provide support. Contact details M.Farmer Email: [email protected] Tel: 020 7679 2809 (int. 32809) Location: SEnIT Suite, South Wing (lower ground floor near print room café.) www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/disability-it Disability IT Services Disability IT support Assistive technology Viewing distance between 16–24 inches Top of monitor at or slightly below seated eye level Shoulders relaxed Bad habits and incorrect posture can lead to aches and pains. Maintain good posture at your workstation by following these tips. Arms relaxed at sides with upper and lower arms forming a 90-degree angle Keep wrists straight and fingers relaxed Lower back supported Home row of keys should be at or slightly above elbow height Mouse should be next to the keyboard at the same height Thighs parallel to the floor forming a 90-degree angle with the lower leg Feet flat on the floor Top tip Top tip! Are you sitting comfortably? eduroam is the wireless service connecting you around campus. You can also connect remotely. eduroam is a free wireless service and available throughout campus. Connection guides Follow the instructions online on how to connect for your device. You will need your user ID and password. Will you have guests visiting UCL? Your visitors can also be provided wireless access through our UCLGuest service. Campus Connections www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/get-connected When you connect to wireless… Remember: you must append your user ID with @ucl.ac.uk. e.g. [email protected] Connect from outside UCL The UCL Remote Access VPN Service provides a resilient, secure means of accessing private UCL corporate central services from off-site locations. Examples of services available via Remote VPN: • MyView • MyFinance • Central Filestore • Management Systems Database Servers • UCL MS Key Management Servers • UCL Desktop data/applications Connect to the network Connect on or off campus Wireless access on campus eduroam is a JANET Roaming Service (JRS) that enables you to use your UCL credentials (e.g. [email protected]) to access the internet from UCL or any participating institution. The instructions for connecting are the same regardless of location. However, it is recommended you (a) check eduroam works here at UCL and (b) search on eduroam participating organisations Top tip Top tip! Did you know? You can connect to wireless at other institutions Telephony Services has a one-stop shop solution for your mobile telephony needs, conference calls and your desk phone. If you need anything from a headset to a call centre or just some simple advice, email us on [email protected] Mobile phones Use our online service to choose from a range of handsets and contracts and manage your mobile phone. www.ucl.ac.uk/mobiles Conference and collaboration Telephony Services We have conferencing solutions to provide a simple voice conference from your desk, a national or international option and options to share your desktop or provide full video conferencing. See online for further details. Out of office voice mail messages UCL’s voicemail facility is not provided by default. You will need to request this for your number. There is no charge for voicemail accounts. Dialling Colleagues Many UCL buildings are connected together and we use extension numbers of 5 digits, please try to use the internal system rather than using the long exchange number. Anything starting with a 9 is an external call. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/telephony Telephony Services It’s for you-hooo! Telephony service You can find other contact numbers by using the UCL directory or the Global Address Book via your email program. Find people using the UCL Directory Go to: www.ucl.ac.uk/directory Enter the name of the person you are looking for. Find people in your email program Important numbers UCL emergency number: 222 UCL switchboard: 100 Maintenance Emergency/Security Control: 33333 ISD Service Desk: 25000 Estates Helpdesk: 30000 Outlook Web App (OWA): Click on the People button (top right) > select Directory (left side). Outlook 2010/13: On the Home tab, in the Find group, click on Address Book. Outlook 2011: On the Home tab, click on Find a Contact. 222 Top tip Top tip! How to find UCL contact numbers Access your desktop at work or from home. Our desktop service gives you access to your files, applications and desktop from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. Where to save your work Keep your files safe on the central filestore which is backed up every night. You can also use a shared data area (S: drive) which can be accessed by colleagues in your department and useful for collaborating. Desktop Services www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/desktop When you log on: You only need to enter your user ID. Do not append with @ucl.ac.uk Desktop Services Your desktop Desktop services We will be rolling out a new desktop service for staff during 2015. The new desktop plans to unite everyone under a single service for easier collaboration, administration, maintenance and management. The service will also allow you to access your applications and files from anywhere, whether you are onsite or accessing remotely. Top tip Top tip! ...new desktop service rolling out in 2015 Centrally managed print services. This is called the [email protected] service. Send your print job from one of our desktop services or your own computer or laptop. Then use any device around campus to print your document. You can also use any device to copy, scan and fax quickly and easily. You can even email your print job from your mobile device and collect from any print device connected to the service. [email protected] in your department? [email protected] Check whether your department is using the [email protected] service (at present not all departments are). If not, contact your local IT support team to find out the printing arrangements for your department. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/print-copy-scan The first time you use [email protected] Register your UCL ID card You only need to enter user ID. It does not be appended with @ucl.ac.uk Any time after that: All you need to do is swipe your UCL ID card to log in. Print, copy, scan Print anywhere on campus Print, copy, scan Go to Print (Ctrl + P or File > Print) Choose Options or Properties and select Image Options. Remove the checkmark from the Xerox Black and White Conversion box. Select OK and Print. Top tip Top tip! How to print in colour From finance to conference bookings. Administrative Applications Will you be performing admin functions as part of your role? You will likely need access to some of the systems we run to help you do your job. Examples of some of the systems available to you are: • Financial management • HR processes • Archiving and records management • Alumni and fundraising information • Recording visitors • Booking rooms • Portico – the student information System www.ucl.ac.uk/services Access to admin services You will need to register for some of these services. Help guides and information are available online. Most administrative applications require your UCL user ID and password. Administrative applications Tools to help you with your administrative functions Systems to help Go to: www.ucl.ac.uk/services You can list by: • System • Process or • Unit Once you start using [email protected], the application will begin to remember the systems you have visited in the past; to enable you quick access back to those systems. Top tip Top tip! Use the [email protected] website to find admin services Access free software & get good deals on hardware. Hardware & Software If you need new hardware, don’t run off to PC World to buy your new equipment. On our website, we offer recommendations for corporate IT equipment. We also provide managed desktop services where we can order, install and support the equipment for you. Discounted software for home Through UCL software agreements, you can get discounted or free software for use on personal machines. For discounted Microsoft Windows and Office software see ucl.onthehub.com. For other software see swdb.ucl.ac.uk and look under the licences for each product. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/software-hardware UCL licensed software Download free anti-virus software plus any site-licensed software to which you are entitled from the software database. Hardware & Software Make sure your computer is secure with free anti-virus software Hardware purchasing Go to: https://swdb.ucl.ac.uk Search for a variety of software to discover what is available to you. We have information on how to install and activate products, whether it’s free or needs payment. Did you know we have resources from vendors on how to get more out of their products? Top tip Top tip! Use Software Database to find out which applications are available on our desktop services and for personal use. Your one-stop shop for all your creative and media requirements. Comprehensive design and photographic service which supports UCL-wide learning & teaching, promotional and PR activities. Poster production Academic poster printing service – now expanded to include promotional and “exhibition quality” printing. Video & audio production and delivery Creative Media Services A broadcast quality service, with live streaming, location and studio production facilities for all your audio & video requirements. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/creative-media Digitisation and scanning service State-of-the-art digitisation facility incorporating film, document and book scanning equipment which provide high quality digital imagery for research and archival purposes. Imagestore An online image library containing images of UCL activities for use in print, web and presentations. www.imagestore.ucl.ac.uk Creative Media Services Get creative! Design and photography Design: Be open minded, especially to new design concepts and ideas and always check that you are complying with the UCL Visual Identity guidelines. www.ucl.ac.uk/visualidentity Posters: For academic posters, always provide both PowerPoint (.ppt) and PDF (.pdf) files where possible. However, remember that what you see on screen is not necessarily what you will see in print so allow time for amendments – which we are happy to help with. Photography: We are here to give advice if you want to produce your own images, although wherever possible try to use professionally produced imagery taken in high resolution. Your final output, web or print will be much improved. Image shows the UCL Pearson Studio. Video: The process can be time consuming, so contact us in plenty of time before you need your production, that way we can help you better plan and prepare. Top tip Top tip! For Design... For Posters... For Photography... For Video... Let us help you create a great website. Will you be maintaining a website as part of your role? We provide advice and assistance on all aspects of websites, from content management and user experience, through design and development, to training and on-going support. And remember, your website is very important so make sure you spend time managing it! So let us help you make your website as successful as possible. Web & Mobile Services www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/websites Web & Mobile Services Help with your website Websites There’s a lot to consider when you decide to design or redesign a website including: • What are the purposes of the website? • Who are the users and what are their top tasks on the website? • How do you write content that’s suitable for the web? • How can you make sure that the website has a high ranking in Google? • Who will keep the website up to date? Top tip Top tip! Lots to consider... Practical tools and resources to help you. We have an extensive course programme including Office and Adobe products, website content management, data analysis software, bibliographical tools and more. Online resources Prefer to learn at your own pace? Peruse our selection of course materials, videos and other online learning materials to help you develop your skills. Find out more overleaf. European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) IT Training ECDL is an internationally recognised qualification. Gain certification of your IT skills through this accredited programme. One to one help We hold regular drop-in sessions during term time where you can get individual support with your IT needs. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/training IT Training Services Brush up on your IT skills Course Programme Virtual Training Company (VTC) Virtual Training Company (VTC) offers a wide range of video tutorials on Microsoft Office, Adobe products, programming, project management, graphic design, multimedia and much more. ISD IT Training ISD IT Training is our Moodle course containing all of the training materials and sample files used in our classroom courses as well as essential pre-learning for some sessions. Activ Online Learning Activ Online Learning is a Moodle course providing interactive learning materials for the Microsoft Office suite to support the European Computer Driving Licence. Top tip Top tip! Learn at your own pace: free resources for UCL staff and students Helping you protect your information. Learn the basics Look after your login details. If someone else uses them, they may cause you and others a great deal of trouble. Our Information Security Awareness course on Moodle has information on phishing, protecting data, passwords, and policies. Log into Moodle, search for “Information Security Awareness”, and self-enrol. www.moodle.ucl.ac.uk UCL will never ask you to reveal your password. Ignore all emails asking for passwords. Your responsibilities As a member of staff you are bound by the UCL Information Security Policy. www.ucl.ac.uk/informationsecurity/policy Information Security www.ucl.ac.uk/informationsecurity Information Security Information Security Keep your password secure! Use strong passwords – include numbers, upper and lower case letters and symbols. Ensure that your machine(s) are fully up to date, including your operating system, applications, your browser, and any plugins. Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date and firewall is enabled. Be wary when reading your email – do not click on any links or attachments in unsolicited email. Back up your data regularly Make sure your backup is not located in the same place as your working files. Put a pin code on your mobile device – e.g. phone or tablet. Handling sensitive information – If you are handling confidential or sensitive information, check our guide on encryption www.ucl.ac.uk/informationsecurity/ encryption For further advice, please contact us. Top tip Top tip! Tips to help you protect your information. Have you joined the School of Life & Medical Sciences? If so, we can help with your IT… IT for SLMS Local IT Staff IT for SLMS staff provide support to the faculties of: • Life Sciences • Medical Sciences • Brain Sciences • Population Health Sciences Local contacts listed here: www.ucl.ac.uk/ isd/itforslms/about/contact IT Solutions IT for SLMS can provide or facilitate a range of services across SLMS: • Research – including secure data handling & information governance • Learning and Teaching – including e-learning and audio visual support • Medical Illustration – providing clinical and general photography, design, print and video services • Infrastructure – including hardware, datacentres and related services. www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/it-slms IT for SLMS IT for School of Life & Medical Sciences Being part of SLMS gives you access to a broad range of speciality IT services in addition to the central IT offerings. IT for SLMS has a range of locally based support available centrally and across the School of Life and Medical Sciences. To find out more visit the website at www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/itforslms Medical Illustration Services can be contacted directly on 020 7813 8212 and 020 7830 2357. Top tip Top tip! How to find us... We’re here to help. The Service Desk is your first point of contact for all requests and queries. Tel: 020 7679 5000 (internal: 25000) Visit: DMS Watson Library, Malet Place Email: [email protected] Hours of support: Telephone Support: 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday Out of Hours Telephone Support: 5:30pm – 8:30am Monday – Friday, including overnight, weekends, all UK Bank Holidays and UCL closure days. (Note: vacation times vary) DMS Watson Front Desk: 9:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday Service Desk Other ways to find information Online: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/help Follow us on Twitter: @uclisd Service news: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/news www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/help ISD Service Desk Need to contact us? Need to report a problem? The Service Desk portal is your single point for submitting a problem/request and you can track any outstanding tickets you may have open. To access the portal, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/help Top tip Top tip! Use the Service Desk Portal All you need to know about IT at UCL for new members of staff. IT Essentials IT Essentials Central IT services are provided for you by Information Services Division. You can: • Find out more about what we offer online: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd • Follow us on twitter – @uclisd • Find out more about us at: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/about • Keep up to date with news and developments: www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/news www.ucl.ac.uk/isd Top tip Who we are and what we do Did you find this useful? Help us to improve this induction pack. 1. Did this pack answer your questions about IT at UCL? Yes No If no, what information was missing? 2. How would you prefer to receive this information? Printed (like this pack) Online Email 3. 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