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.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus you need to report this to the University
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.
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)
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
Colin Reid wrote this song for lockdown - you will be able to relate to it soon!
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?
Test yourself - or why not make it a competition with your household!
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?
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!
Our IT services are available online
Visit our Help4U self-service answers and search for your query.
Search for the solution first using the bar at the top.
Login to MyApps to see the apps you can download (use your UoD credentials)
Visit the University Social Media Channels
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.