On the Joining In page we gave you some suggestions on how you might meet new people and make friends during self-isolation. This page focusses on technology and social media to give you some ideas of how you might do this.
If things aren't loading properly 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.
Scroll or open this web page in full screen to learn more about IT at UoD and Help4U(Created using MIcrosoft Sway)
If you have your connections and devices sorted as best you can it will take some of the stress off you when you are trying to work and study remotely.
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.
Open this web page (created using Spark) to learn more about using Teams.
Colin Reid wrote this cracking song at the start of the first lockdown!
Living with other people can often be challenging and so can working with other people.
During your studies you will be expected to work with your peers to carry out group work. Doing this doesn't always come naturally but these are academic, employability and life skills you will need to develop.
Dr Meredith Belbin and his team categorised 9 clusters of behaviour, called Belbin's Team Roles, that can help you to understand people's differences and how to work together.
Want to find more about Belbin's Roles?
Blog post: Psychological safety in a world of uncertainty (by The Belbin Team | Victoria Bird, 02 Sep 2020)
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!
For the latest information see the Library and Learning Centre Home page.
Library Chat is available online.
If you need help finding resources/searching/referencing etc., email the Digital Skills team for a one-to-one session via Teams. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sway below was created pre-COVID19
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
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? (See the bottom of the 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!
In the 1970s Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak produced the first personal computer to appeal to a broad market: the Apple II.