Over the summer, the Computing Services Department (CSD) have been testing and implementing a range of new tools and services to help and enhance the student experience.
New Office 365 apps, namely OneDrive for Business, Sway and Teams, are now available to students to foster more collaborative working across devices and locations, because learning doesn’t only take place in a lecture theatre.
For more information about the new Office 365 apps, visit our Office 365 webpage.
Don’t forget – all staff and students are entitled to install Microsoft Office on personal computers and tablets for free. You can download and install Office on up to five devices – whether a PC, laptop, Mac, tablet or phone. Your licence will last for as long as you are a member of the University.
In 2018, CSD made the video learning platform Lynda.com available to all staff and students, for free. In 2019 the service changed its name to LinkedIn Learning, offering users the same extensive collection of learning materials, but with the added benefit of being able to link your courses and certificates to your LinkedIn profile.
Access LinkedIn Learning for free and learn something new today.
In 2017/2018, the University saw a 26% reduction in the number of pages printed on campus. While we are always striving to get that number down further and reduce waste, sometimes, there’s just no digital equivalent for an important piece of paper.
The latest price drop follows a review of print services which led to the introduction of new equipment right across campus. The price of an A4, single-sided black and white print-out has reduced from 2.4p to 2p. A4 colour prints have gone from 6p to 5p. Visit the CSD printing pages for a full list of prices as well as advice on how to top-up your print credit online.
CSD has expanded the University’s access to MATLAB, Simulink and companion products with the introduction of the new MATLAB Portal. It allows faculty, researchers, and students to download and install these products on their personal devices. It also provides access to teaching materials as well as information on getting started with the software.
If you’re not using your own device, remember MATLAB is available on all Teaching Centre PCs and can be installed on any Managed Windows Service (MWS) machine via Install University Applications.
This one is for anyone who’s new to the University this year. If you’ve got an IT problem that needs sorting, visit our 24/7 self-service portal for fast resolution that keeps you updated every step of the way. Navigate to servicedesk.liverpool.ac.uk and log in with your MWS credentials to get started.
CSD are also available on Twitter @liverpoolcsd and have three Service Desks across campus – locate them here.
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We're pleased to announce that we've set out our plans for the start of semester one to ensure our students have a great experience and stay safe while they're with us.
Students - check your emails for more details or visit our FAQ pages: https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-guidance/students/
If you’re still in Liverpool our lovely Abercromby Square is open for you to enjoy. Please stay safe everyone and keep to social distancing guidelines. 💙
We have launched a new Crisis Support Fund for students affected by COVID-19. The fund will be open to all current students who are unable to work and have no other financial support.
More, including how to support the initiative and how to apply, here: https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2020/05/27/new-hardship-fund-available-for-students-affected-by-covid-19-2/