If you’re a second year thinking about your final year project or a third year preparing to hand in your Dissertation, take a look at these ‘Dissertation dos and don’ts’ from The Guardian Education series.
Microsoft have very cheekily reduced all hotmail and live@edu Skydrive storage spaces to 7GB from 25GB. It is possible to upgrade back to 25GB free of charge for a limited time, so please hurry to grab your share as soon as you can! Please find instructions above to show you how this can be done.
Also, you can now access your Skydrive directly from your computer and mobile device with an app. Please check out these webpages for details on how to do it – it makes life much easier. We are working on being able to add this to the student computers for next year, so keep your fingers crossed …
We hope that you are already enjoying the new improved PortalPlus which is now especially designed for UCB students, but if not we have something that might be more tempting for you.
We are proud to announce that the new UCB Discussion Forum goes live today within PortalPlus. The forum has been created to allow UCB students to:
- ask for help from fellow students or staff,
- help peers by answering forum questions,
- make comments and suggestions regarding our services.
To gain access to the forum you will need to log into PortalPlus and then click on the “Support and Advice” tab. You will then see a section called “UCB Discussion Forum”. Click on this to gain access.
Once you are within the forum, you will be able to view messages posted by other members but if you want to post a message yourself you will need to register and then login. This is a very simple process – but if you have any problems please speak to a member of the LCC staff.
If you need a reminder of what is available within PortalPlus, then please see our short presentation which can be found here.
If you have any questions about PortalPlus, or anything else IT related just come and see us in the Library.
We are starting to introduce some IT and Information Skills Drop in Sessions this term. These sessions will last for an hour each and have been spread out over different days and times, hopefully so that everyone gets a chance to access at least one of them.
Sessions will be held:
Thursday 27th January 0900 – 1000 UCB2/02
Tuesday 1st February 1530 – 1630 UCB2/02
Monday 7th February 1000 – 1100 UCB2/19
Friday 18th February 1100 – 1200 UCB2/19
Wednesday 23rd February 1400 – 1500 UCB4/12
During these sessions one of the librarians and I will be based in one of the PC rooms and you will have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have relating to using:
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) e.g. changing page orientation, inserting a table of contents, creating charts
- The Internet
- Library catalogue
- And anything else you want to throw at us!
If these sessions are successful they will be continued in March and April – details to follow nearer the time.
Please come along to at least one of them if you get the chance – you never know, it could save you hours of frustration!!
See you there
Barnsley Council has won a bid for Free Microsoft Training. Yes – free!!!
This is official Microsoft online training and covers Office 2007 suite at varying levels from very basic to advanced. It is open to anyone and everyone including non-Barnsley students. All training can be done in the comfort of your own home (if you have a computer).
There is a time limit for signup between now and November, but once you have signed up you then have 12 months to go through as much of the online material as you like.
There is an optional test at the end of most of the training enabling you to get a Microsoft certified qualification, so it could be a real CV boost. If you just want to update your knowledge without taking the test that’s fine. You can even do a full Microsoft Professional qualification if you want!
For more information on how to get started, please contact me (Julie) on 01226 644380.