Finance System upgrade *update*

An upgrade to the University finance system, Agresso, is now well underway as part of the Digital Futures programme. IS are working with Finance to deliver an upgrade to our Finance System (currently called Agresso). The project, sponsored by Sally Blackamore and managed by Gayle Cooper, commenced September 2018 and falls under the ‘Digital Futures’ programme of work. We will …

Migration of recordings to Engage

Thank you for your support and use of Engage, our new ‘Active Learning Platform’. We know that it has been challenging moving to Engage at the start of term, but we are pleased to report that there have been over 16,000 recordings since September 23rd, and 235,000 hours of viewings and downloads. Now that Engage is …

Freshers IT Survey – Competition Winner

Thank you to all students who participated in our survey Congratulations to Sofenit Thewodros from the Health Sciences who won the Fresher’s IT Survey Prize.  1100 students responded to the Freshers’ survey in 2018; 474 more than in 2017. All students who completed the survey were entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad …

Agresso Upgrade Underway

An upgrade to the University finance system, Agresso, is now well underway as part of the Digital Futures programme. A like for like upgrade to our Finance System, (Currently called Agresso, but will in future be called ‘Business World’), is now well underway and forms part of the Digital Futures programme of work.  The project, sponsored by …

Engage – your new active learning platform

Earlier this year, we announced we were upgrading our Lecture Capture service, Echo360 and we invited you to choose a new name. We’re delighted to confirm that ‘Engage’, your new active learning platform is now operational in all UK teaching rooms. Congratulations to Dimitrios Potsos (pictured on the right) on winning the name competition. Via Engage you can …

Upcoming network maintenance in October

Information Services will be undertaking essential maintenance to the University network on the dates listed below: Tuesday 9 October between 07:00-09:00 and 17:00-22:00 Wednesday 10 October between 18:00-22:00 Tuesday 16 October between 07:00-09:00 and 17:00-22:00 Tuesday 23 October between 07:00-09:00 and 17:00-22:00 (contingency date) During this time, there will be intermittent outages to network services, …

A new service, A new name and staff training

Following the blog in April announcing a new ‘Active Learning Platform’; we are pleased to share the result of the recent competition to name the new service. The winner is: ‘Engage’ chosen by Dimitrios Potsos – Chemical and Environmental Engineering Thanks to all students who voted to name the new ‘Active Learning Platform’. The new capabilities …

Migration of recordings to Echo360

Following our update in April announcing a new ‘Active Learning Platform’; we are pleased to inform you that the process of migrating recordings to the new platform has started. What recordings are being migrated? We are currently migrating all course recordings from the last three academic years, 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 into the new system. This …

Win a Fitbit Charge 2! – A new service, A new name

The University is replacing its lecture capture service ready for the new Academic Year and we want your ideas on what to call the new service.  We are after a name that recognises that it offers much more than recordings. The new Echo360 Active Learning Platform will support your learning in different ways and in …

Recruitment now open for 2018 Student IT tutors

Student IT Support (SITS) tutors recruitment Are you a postgraduate or undergraduate student who would like to help other students with IT services when they arrive at the University? If you are, then a job on the Student IT Support programme (SITS) at this year’s start-of-session could be just the opportunity for you! Here’s what’s on offer …