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I.T and ssss at the University of Strathclyde Ian D. Thompson ian.thompson@strath.ac.uk © University of Strathclyde 2008 Topics General IT facilities and e-mail PEGASUS SPIDER General IT Facilities IT Services (ITS) network infrastructure email systems

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I.T and ssssat the University of Strathclyde

Ian D. Thompson

ian.thompson@strath.ac.uk

© University of Strathclyde 2008


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Topics

  • General IT facilities and e-mail

  • PEGASUS

  • SPIDER


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General IT Facilities

  • IT Services (ITS)

    • network infrastructure

    • email systems

    • main computer laboratories

  • Departments

    • departmental laboratories

    • CAL/ VLE


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PCs

  • PC access via usernumber + password

    • e.g. abn07987 byz07123 hkt07246 etc.

Where?

  • central computer labs

  • departmental computer labs

  • wireless access points

  • your own PC (home/ residences)


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Wireless

  • Access from any wi-fi enabled laptop

  • Use your DS username/ password to login


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Username

  • DS Username, password and email address in registration pack

  • account activated when registration completed

  • late registration? Contact ITS Help Desk, Andersonian Library, level 3 for username/ password


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Computer Labs

Central ITS labs

Library Level 3 - 122

Livingstone Tower L214 - 98

Graham Hills Building R634 - 100

Royal College R336 - 66

+ other labs: see

http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/teachingsupport/hardwareandsoftware/


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Software

  • MS Internet Explorer for web

  • Web Outlook - web based email

  • http://nemo.strath.ac.uk

  • MS Office

    • Word for wordprocessing - essays, reports

    • Excel spreadsheet for analysis, graphs

  • course specific - Bio-Graph, BluJ, Minitab, Maple, RASMOL, SPSS….


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Email

Web Outlook - web based email

http://nemo.strath.ac.uk



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Network drives

  • H drive

  • private file store only you can access

  • ~50Mb

  • access from off campus using web drive (link from PEGASUS and SPIDER)


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Backup

  • Your data is important!

  • save in more than one place

  • H drive

  • removable storage (pen/thumb drive, CD or DVD-R/W)

  • laptop/ home computer

  • backup regularly


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HELP

  • Program help files

  • friends

  • internet - try google.com or the ITS help pages: http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/helpdesk

  • ask at the ITS Help Desk (lvl 3 Curran/Library)

  • PC lab may have manager/ technical /IT staff


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Undergraduate IT Training

  • delivered by Learning Services

  • IT induction sessions & class IT101

  • drop in sessions

  • bookable one to one IT support sessions

  • online resource centre

  • http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/itrc

  • further info at

  • http://www.strath.ac.uk/learningservices/ugradtraining


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https://pegasus.strath.ac.uk

PEGASUS

  • Portal Engine Giving Access to Strathclyde University Systems

  • Online access to registry based services

  • Login using DS username and password


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PEGASUS

  • Communications

    • announcements

    • questionnaires


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PEGASUS

  • Services

    • personal details

    • study details

      • classes and exam timetable

      • degree exam results

      • curriculum history

    • Finance


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SPIDER

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

  • a web site for presenting a range of material via a unified interface

    • lecture notes

    • lecture slides

    • past papers…

    • news & information

  • interactivity via quizzes/ chat/ discussion forums


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    http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk

    SPIDER

    • register at http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk

    • enter DS username & password

    • confirm details


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    What can you do?

    • change site colours, text size, nickname, interface, news & discussion prefs

    • access class material - "myClasses”

      • lectures, quizzes, lab notes, tutorials….

    • read site news


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    What can you do?

    • change site colours, text size, nickname, interface, news & discussion prefs

    • access class material - "myClasses”

      • lectures, quizzes, lab notes, tutorials….

    • read site news


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    What can you do?

    • change site colours, text size, nickname, interface, news & discussion prefs

    • access class material - "myClasses”

      • lectures, quizzes, lab notes, tutorials….

    • read site news


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    What else can you do?

    • myStuff

      • personal quiz/ assessment & exam results

      • online file store - myFiles

      • assignment returns

      • private messaging

      • chat

      • groups

    • read and post messages in discussion groups

      • choose to email copy to staff teaching on course

    • Electronic PDP

    • … and more


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    SPIDER Help

    • On-line help

      • quickstart guide - help link from login page

      • help & documentation for each tool

      • FAQ

      • search/ post in discussions & chat

    • if all else fails - email the admin


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    Addresses

    • SPIDER

    • http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk spider-vle@strath.ac.uk

    • PEGASUS

    • http://pegasus.strath.ac.uk

    • ITS helpdesk

    • http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/helpdesk/ http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/resnet/

    • ITS computing labs

    • http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/teachingsupport/hardwareandsoftware/

    • Wireless access points

    • http://www.its.strath.ac.uk/network/wirelessaccess/

    • UG IT training/ Learning Services

    • http://ewds.strath.ac.uk/itrc

    • http://www.strath.ac.uk/learningservices/ugradtraining