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  1. I.T and ssssat the University of Strathclyde Ian D. Thompson ian.thompson@strath.ac.uk © University of Strathclyde 2008

  2. Topics • General IT facilities and e-mail • PEGASUS • SPIDER

  3. General IT Facilities • IT Services (ITS) • network infrastructure • email systems • main computer laboratories • Departments • departmental laboratories • CAL/ VLE

  4. 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)

  5. Wireless • Access from any wi-fi enabled laptop • Use your DS username/ password to login

  6. 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

  7. 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/

  8. 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….

  9. Email Web Outlook - web based email http://nemo.strath.ac.uk

  10. https://nemo.strath.ac.uk

  11. Network drives • H drive • private file store only you can access • ~50Mb • access from off campus using web drive (link from PEGASUS and SPIDER)

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. PEGASUS • Communications • announcements • questionnaires

  17. PEGASUS • Services • personal details • study details • classes and exam timetable • degree exam results • curriculum history • Finance

  18. 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

  19. http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk SPIDER • register at http://spider.science.strath.ac.uk • enter DS username & password • confirm details

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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