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  1. An Introduction to IT at the University of Leicester For Researchers • Call 0116 252 2253 • Email ithelp@le.ac.uk • Visit the Help Zone in the Library

  2. University IT account • Your University IT account can be used to login to: • University PCs • University email • Blackboard VLE • Do not share your password • Reset a forgotten password: • www.le.ac.uk/resetpassword • Install University software from the Program Installer • Secure file storage • Eduroam wi-fi • Library resources

  3. Secure File Storage • Secure, backed-up file storage available • Personal Z: drive (10GB file space available) • Departmental X: drive • Research data R: drive • Information security training for researchers • Access from Blackboard • Research Data Management website www.le.ac.uk/researchdata

  4. Blackboard • Virtual Learning Environment • Login with your University IT account on or off-campus: blackboard.le.ac.uk • See the Blackboard help pages • go.le.ac.uk/blackboardhelp

  5. University Email • Contains your email, calendar, contacts and task list • Your email address is username@le.ac.uk • Mailbox storage is 500MB • On campus: use Outlook 2010 • Connect your email to your smart phone • Off campus: webmail.le.ac.uk

  6. Eduroamwifi Connect your laptop or phone to free eduroamwifion campus: • Connect to eduroam-setup • Thenfollow instructions at wifi.le.ac.uk • Free wifi at many other eduroam Universities and institutions worldwide

  7. Off-campus • Use MyFiles to get to your personal Z: drive • www.le.ac.uk/myfiles • Use WebDav to access R: drive • Get programs at discounted prices for your home computer e.g. Office • Leicester Digital Library: access eBooks, journals and databases • ezproxy.lib.le.ac.uk

  8. High Performance Computing • Linux environment • Modelling and simulations • Data processing and analysis • SPECTRE: interactive, small to medium scale processing • ALICE: large scale simulation and data processing in batch • See go.le.ac.uk/hpc for more information

  9. Research Computing Services • LAMP stack for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP • Subversion for source code control • Wiki Service for collaboration • FiledropService for sharing files

  10. PCs on campus • Over 900 PCs on campus • Postgraduate Room in the Library • All PCs have Windows 7 and Office 2010 • Top up your printing account to print from student PCs on campus

  11. IT Training • Offer over 20 courses: • ALICE and Linux • Microsoft Office 2010 including Excel Pivot Tables, Access Databases, Word for Long Documents • Blackboard and web authoring • Guided IT learning sessions • One to one or small group training • Staff Development website www.le.ac.uk/staffdev

  12. IT Help • Computer Officers in the Department • IT Service Desk • Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.00pm • Call 0116 252 2253 • Email ithelp@le.ac.uk • Help Zone in the Library • Monday – Friday 9am-9pm • Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm • Follow IT Services on Twitter @uolits