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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 ssss at the university of strathclyde

I.T and ssssat the University of Strathclyde

Ian D. Thompson

ian.thompson@strath.ac.uk

© University of Strathclyde 2008

topics
Topics
  • General IT facilities and e-mail
  • PEGASUS
  • SPIDER
general it facilities
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)
wireless
Wireless
  • Access from any wi-fi enabled laptop
  • Use your DS username/ password to login
username
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
computer labs
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/

software
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….
email
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
undergraduate it training
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
pegasus

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
spider
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
what can you do
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
what else can you do
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
spider help
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
addresses
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