UoN Office 365 – on the road again

The Smarter Computing team are scheduling another round of Office 365 Roadshows next month. If you have not yet had the chance to attend, you can find them at the following locations: 5  September – 10:00 – 12:00, Sir Clive Grainger, A41, University Park 6 September – 13:30 – 15:30, Gateway building A07, Sutton Bonington …

Office 365 training courses available for staff

Now available – new Office 365 courses for UoN staff. Earlier this year, Information Services ran a series of workshops for University of Nottingham staff with the aim of familiarising colleagues across UK campuses with the the many features and applications of Office 365. Over 700 staff attended the roadshow sessions and are now starting …

IT Service Desk – all you need to know

Did you know that the IT Service Desk, based at Kings Meadow Campus, is available for all staff and student IT enquiries between Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm, with the exception of UK holidays and University closure days. The IT Service Desk also provides an out-of-hours telephone service at all other times, 365 days …

IT Status Page launch

Information Services are delighted to announce the launch of a new IT Status page. The new, improved status page features a service dashboard for key services and an easy to read summary of service availability. It is also scalable on mobile devices making it much easier to read and browse on any device. The new …

Student IT Tutors – here to help

Last year, the IS managed Student IT Support (SITs) programme was bigger than ever with over 125 students employed to help their peers with IT issues. The programme ran from the start of the new academic session and continued throughout the year at our five Smart Bar locations. The programme supported 25 different locations and …

Cyber attacks target Universities

Following last month’s cyber-attack that threatened NHS computer systems, last week the BBC reported that a University had been hit by a similar cyber-attack. These ‘ransomware’ attacks can be initiated via ‘phishing’ emails which link to destructive software or by visiting ‘compromised’ websites where pop-ups may also spread a malware infection. Computer systems are then …

UoN Office 365 – Sway as a communication platform

This is the fourth in our series of blogs looking at how UoN staff can best use the range of O365 tools in our University workplace. Today’s blog focusses upon how internal newsletters have been transformed using the O365 presentation and story-telling tool, Sway. The scenario Every month, Paul Greatrix, University Registrar, produces a newsletter …

Student feedback – IT Services in Halls

In March 2017, Information Services (IS) distributed a survey to University Halls asking students to provide us with feedback about the IT facilities in their accommodation. The survey included questions about the use of wired connections in Halls, the printer service and support offered at start of session.  All respondents were entered into a prize …

Gartner webinars – available to view

Discover Gartner, the world-class IT research and advisory resource. Every month Gartner delivers a range of one-hour complimentary webinars. These are FREE to view and are especially useful for those involved with IT or business but can be watched by anyone with an interest. Webinars provide an excellent opportunity for quick and easy training and …

Recruitment now open for 2017 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 …