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 …

Introducing the Echo360 Active Learning Platform

Following the Lecture Capture Update blog, the University has signed a new contract for the latest version of Echo360 – the ‘Active Learning Platform’. The new Echo360 platform is a cloud-based solution that works with classroom hardware or software capture solutions as well as personal computers for the creation of learning content. Learners can use the …

Matlab on the go!

All students and staff now have access to online and mobile versions of Matlab software In addition to the standard on and off site versions of Matlab, staff and students can use the software on mobile devices or online via a web browser. Visit the new IS Software Library on workspace for full details of …

UoN BOX Service to Close

The UoN Box cloud storage service will be withdrawn at the end of March. Data storage and sharing via BOX will be replaced with OneDrive for Business from the 1 April 2018. The University is working with the research community in developing new research data management (RDM) services as part of the Digital Research Environment …

Digital Research Week

23-27 April University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses This April, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange is hosting a week-long series of events to promote digital research. The activities will showcase how digital research methods are bringing the University’s vision for research to life. Events include digital research seminars, clinics, …

Lecture Capture Update

Coming in 2018 At the start of this year, Information Services began the process of upgrading our Lecture Capture service. We have been consulting with academic colleagues and the student community to better understand their requirements for lecture recordings. We plan to move Echo 360 to a new cloud based service with flexible storage and …

University Park network upgrade programme

Information Services will be undertaking essential maintenance to the University Park campus network between Wednesday 4 April and Saturday 21 April 2018. Specific dates of network maintenance on campus are now available. Please view the full schedule of network maintenance online – subject to change. This is part of a significant upgrade programme that will …

Freshers IT Survey – Competition Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated Congratulations to Victoria Isika from the School of Sociology and Social Policy who won the Fresher’s IT Survey Prize.  626 students responded to the Freshers’ survey in 2017; 100 more than in 2016. All students who completed the survey were entered into a prize draw to win a Lenovo …

Freshers IT Survey – The Results

The Freshers IT Survey A total of 626 responses were received – 100 more than in 2016. Summary of Results (for full results see sway presentation below) On a scale of 1-10, where 10 is very easy: 60% of students rated online registration at 8 or above 62% of students rated activating their account at …