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Student Services January 14 Day Countdown

Things to do in isolation

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Day 5: Working online

On Day 2 we gave you some suggestions on how you might meet new people and make friends during self-isolation. Today we'll focus on technology and social media to give you some ideas of how you might do this.

UoD COVID Code of Conduct

Advice on face coverings

If you have symptoms of coronavirus you need to report this to the University

Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance


WhIch browser do you use? 

If things aren't loading then try using another browser. For example, we've found that, although it's a great browser, Microsoft Edge is not very compatible with some things, in particular it doesn't work very well with My Dundee. If you are having problems opening something, try Chrome, Firefox or Safari - they usually work.

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My Dundee

Virtual Learning Environment

My Dundee is the University of Dundee's web-based student portal, designed to support and enhance learning by providing online resources, as well as tools for communication and interaction, to both students and staff. 

It gives students access to learning materials, student clubs and societies, and many other resources. Students can also contact lecturers, submit assessments and complete online tests via My Dundee. It's run collaboratively between UOD IT and the Library & Learning Centre (LLC). If you have any issues with the VLE check with your tutor first (it may be that they have not yet released content to you), if there is a technical issue contact Help4U 

In addition to your modules you will be enrolled on the Blended Learning Resources for Students organisation (login using your UoD credentials)

Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning (CTIL)

Academic Skills Centre

Academic Skills Centre

While you wait for your classes to start have a look at our web pages:


Microsoft Teams

Teams is a great way of sharing things and for meeting up online, and it's part of your MS Office 365 University account. 

Some of the University schools will use Teams as part of their blended learning teaching but you can also use it to set up live meetings yourself. In addition, Teams has many more functions, for example, you can use the chat function and link share files in SharePoint.

Select the image below to learn more

Using Microsoft Teams

Online etiquette and guidance

A song for lockdown

 Colin Reid wrote this song for lockdown - you will be able to relate to it soon!

Digital literacies

How digital are you?

We  have all had to develop our IT skills pretty quickly but digital literacies is a lot more than just being able to use your devices.

FInd out more about these key skills, competencies and behaviours you will develop as a student.

Can you do all the following with confidence?

  1. Understand and engage in digital practices
  2. Find information
  3. Critically evaluate information, online interaction and online tools
  4. Manage and communicate information
  5. Collaborate and share digital content

Test yourself - or why not make it a competition with your household!

Link to Digital Literacies guide

Link to Digital Literacy guide

Library & Learning Centre

Library and Learning Centre

For the latest information see the Library and Learning Centre Home page.

Library Chat is available online. 

If you have problems accessing Library resources online contact our Resources team

The Sway below was created pre-COVID19

Password registration

Change your password

Your password is the key to your account, do not share it with your best friend, partner or even with someone who is a member of University staff; not even if they are in the IT department!

Don't forget to register: Password reset portal

Photo by ROBIN WORRALL on Unsplash

Technology quiz

How good is your knowledge of the technology most of us use everyday?

In the 1970s, which pair of American inventors on the West Coast produced the first personal computer to appeal to a broad market?

  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • William Hewlett and David Packard
  • Douglas Engelbart and William English
  • Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak

Did you know the answer?  (You'll find it on the Day 3 page)

Try the quiz below and find out if you can answer the rest - you have 30 seconds to answer each question. The faster you answer, the higher your score. When you're done, try again to beat your best score!

A History of Everyday Technology Quiz (68 questions)

More quizzes, different topics


Do you have a disability?

To make your device easier to use see AbilityNet

If you have a disability and have not already been in contact with them, see Disability Services 

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Our IT services are available online

Visit our Help4U self-service answers and search for your query.

UoDIT Get help with IT services

Self-service Portal

IT service and support during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Help4U answers

Search for the solution first using the bar at the top. 

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Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Introduction to multi-factor authentication

Accessing software

Access to student software from home

Get Microsoft 365 for free on your own devices


Upload your files onto OneDrive

Data protection for remote working


Login to MyApps to see the apps you can download (use your UoD credentials)



You'll find a list of more apps in LEARN Smart

Social media

Visit the University Social Media Channels

Twitter Facebook You Tube Instagram Linkedin

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To keep up-to-date with the latest ResLife activities make sure you join the ResLife Facebook Group

The team have also set up Facebook Groups for each of our Residences so you can get to know each other and ask any questions you have about moving into your new home from home. These are the only official Residences Facebook groups. If you join an unofficial group be careful of sharing any personal information.

Belmont 2020-21
Heathfield 2020-21
Seabraes 2020-21
West Park 2020-21

Microsoft 365 Pathways

Microsoft Pathways

This Turnitin learning site provides guidance and resources for MS365 tools available within the University of Dundee.


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This guide was created by the Academic Skills Centre, a part of Student Services. You can contact us at