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Medical School Computer Cluster. Jane Dean-Cluster Manager j.s.dean@bham.ac.uk Rob Jones-Ed Tech Team edtech@bham.ac.uk. Computers. “Computers are mindless devices capable only of doing what they are told” Andrew L. Johnson, Elements of Programming with Perl. Manning Publications Co.

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medical school computer cluster

Medical School Computer Cluster

Jane Dean-Cluster Manager j.s.dean@bham.ac.uk

Rob Jones-Ed Tech Team edtech@bham.ac.uk

computers
Computers

“Computers are mindless devices capable only of doing what they are told”

Andrew L. Johnson, Elements of Programming with Perl.

Manning Publications Co.

medical school computer cluster1
Medical School Computer Cluster
  • Names and passwords, for any University account are for you ONLY - NOT friend/housemate/family. (Can be seen as F2P issue)
  • Heavily used area-Think of others.
  • Printing - Only coursework stuff.
  • Help often available - look before you ask/give up. (Help functions in programs are often quite, err, helpful…)
rules
Rules

Please read the cluster rules!

Summary:

  • No Food and Drink in the
  • During booked sessions that area is CLOSED- NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Thought for others
do not on any university computer or network
DO NOT! On any university computer or network

Not going to give you a definitive list

Be aware of what you are doing-will it cause offence?

Should you be paying for it?

Be aware that when other students will be given a small(ish) fine, you may be sent to F2P and/or asked to leave the course.

couple of points
Couple of points
  • Do NOT save to the desktop.

The file is lost once you log out.

  • Documents opened from attachments are NOT saved anywhere you can access.

Do a ‘Save as…’ before you start to work on an emailed attachment.

carefull
Carefull!!
  • SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!

You are more likely to recover a document that has been saved earlier

  • BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP!

Be aware that Memory sticks are good for transporting stuff/backups etc BUT,

DO NOT HAVE YOUR ONLY COPY ON A MEMORY STICK-THEY CAN, AND DO, BREAK OR GET LOST/MISLAID/STOLEN

security phishing 1
Security & Phishing 1
  • You are NOT going to have won the lottery/ suddenly find rich relatives/ be able to help a widow get her millions out of the country
security phishing 2
Security & Phishing 2
  • Be careful what you put on the web-who can see it? (pets names, best friend, Birthday-i.e. Facebook stuff)
  • Never open an email from someone you don’t know
  • The Service desk (or Bank etc) will NEVER ask for your password
security phishing 3
Security & Phishing 3
  • Be careful of email from your bank/ building society. It might not be them.
  • NEVER OPEN A LINK FROM AN EMAIL TO AUTHENTIACTE TO A BANK ACCOUNT.

Always log into your bank account by going to the usual home page-type it in to be sure.

This applies to any account you need to keep secure.

logging in
Logging in

(Med School Cluster, IS Clusters, Barnes Library, WebCT, Email, my.bham)

Name abc123

Password 8 digit alpha/numeric (from registration form)

(This may be referred to as your ADF name password if you need to contact help)

how do i report problems
How do I report problems ?
  • (Computing Service Desk, Main Library.)
  • Website: itservicedesk.bham.ac.uk
  • Or through my.bham.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0121 414 7171 (int phone 47171)
  • j.s.dean@bham.ac.uk - ME!

For WebCT, PebblePad, and IntraMed problems

The Educational Technology Team

Email: edtechteam@bham.ac.uk

Please Quote: Username, Course, Year and Student ID Number

find an answer
Find an Answer
  • Always the first port of call for any problem
make a request
Make a request
  • If you are not reporting a fault but can’t do what you need to.
  • You may need to involve your supervisor.
  • “Make a General Request” may be most appropriate.
report a fault
Report a fault
  • If you can’t find the answer.
  • Please give as much info as possible in a concise way
  • Computer doesn’t work=BAD
  • Computer ISML-WSTL-092 gives message ‘xxx’ when I try to do ‘yyy’ = Wonderful!
back ache
Back-ache
  • Adjust your

chair

  • Be comfortable
online learning resources
Online Learning resources
  • WebCT
  • intraMed
  • ePortfolio – PebblePad
  • Learning Support
webct
WebCT
  • Online learning environment
  • 24 hrs / 7 days a week
  • Used across university
  • integrates with the University Student Portal, my.Bham
  • Simple to use
how do i find webct
How do I find webct..

eLearning Home Page: (WebCT)

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk

My.bham (my.learning tab)

http://www.my.bham.ac.uk/

webct1
WebCT

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

login page
Login Page

Check browser

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

browser check must have
Browser Check – must have
  • Cookies enabled
  • Pop-up blocker disabled

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

how do i log in
How do I log in ?
  • Username - 6 characters e.g. abc123. (i.e. ADF…..)
  • Password - The default password is printed in

Section 7 on your registration form.

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

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My WebCT

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

mbchb year 1 homepage
MBChB Year 1 Homepage

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

student intramed
Student IntraMed
  • Administrative applications
    • Absence monitoring
    • Module evaluation
    • Submitting assignments
  • Access using username and password

http://medweb4.bham.ac.uk/studentintramed

student intramed1
Student intraMED

Access using ADF username and password

http://medweb4.bham.ac.uk/studentintramed

pebblepad eportfolio
PebblePad – ePortfolio
  • Student Selected Activities
  • Blogs
  • Reflection
  • Drop in sessions in the cluster if there are problems Wednesday 3/11/2010
  • Access using ADF username and password

http://www.PebblePad.bham.ac.uk

eportfolio pebblepad
ePortfolio - PebblePad

ADF username and password to access

http://www.PebblePad.bham.ac.uk

eportfolio pebblepad1
ePortfolio - PebblePad

http://www.PebblePad.bham.ac.uk

learning support
Learning Support

http://medweb4.bham.ac.uk/learningsupport/home.asp

press it
Press-It
  • Turning Point
  • Clickers to each session
  • Provide interaction in large lectures

Remember to remove plastic tabs from back

press it collection
Press-It – collection

Date: Thursday 30 September

Time: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1

You must bring £10 in cash or a cheque made payable to ‘University of Birmingham’

useful links
Useful links
  • WebCT –

http://www.weblearn.bham.ac.uk/

  • Pebblepad – ePortfolio

http://www.pebblepad.bham.ac.uk/

  • Online learning resources http://medweb4.bham.ac.uk/learningsupport/home.asp
  • IntraMed http://medweb4.bham.ac.uk/studentintramed/Home/SignIn.aspx
  • Service /Helpdesk –
  • https://universityofbirmingham.service-now.com/
problems with
Problems with
  • WebCT
  • PebblePad
  • IntraMed
  • Learning Support site
  • Turning Point

The Educational Technology Team

Room: WG43 Email: edtechteam@bham.ac.uk

Please Quote:

Username, Course, Year and Student ID Number

recap exercise
Recap exercise

Please find your clicker units

what is the capital city of canada
What is the capital city of Canada?
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa
  • Seattle
what username do you use for accessing intramed

10

What username do you use for accessing intramed?
  • Full email address
  • ADF username
  • Surname
  • Student ID number
  • Don’t know
what is the eportfolio tool you will be using called

10

What is the ePortfolio tool you will be using called?
  • ePad
  • PebblePad
  • Med ePortfolio
  • Pebble Porfolio
  • Don’t know
if you contact the edtechteam what should you include in the email

20

If you contact the EdTechTeam what should you include in the email?
  • Description of problem only
  • Username & Password
  • Username, student ID number & description of problem
  • Username, password, student ID number & description of problem