Quite a few of you have been having problems sending emails to your course groups.
There are two ways that you can do this:
- You can type the course code email address in the To: field within unimail (e.g. To: DUM1001@hud.ac.uk) would send an email to everyone in year 1 of the DUM100 module.
- You can go into Blackboard, then go into the relevant module and click on the Communication button down the left side of the screen. This will bring you to a web based email page. If you select All Users then all members of your module will receive your email. Type a heading in the Subject field and then complete the rest of your email in the main body.
To send emails to individuals within your group you can either:
- Type in the whole email address for each individual (e.g. U1010101@unimail.hud.ac.uk) or
- Go to the Communication section of your module and click Select Users. Highlight the users that you want to email and click on the little right facing arrow to move those users into the Selected: box.
I hope you find this useful
We cannot stress how important it is that you back up your work. Every year we have students in tears because weeks of work has been lost on a USB that they left behind or has become corrupted by not removing it from the PC safely.
- When removing your USB ALWAYS click on the USB icon in your tray at the bottom right of the screen (it has a green tick on it). This will ensure that any files from the USB that you have open are closed properly and means that you are less likely to get corrupted files.
- Do not leave your USB behind – but if you do come to the LCC because they sometimes get handed in. If you can put a tag on your USB giving your name, username or mobile number then we will be able to contact you. See me in the LCC if you want a tag.
- If you can’t open any files on your USB or if you get a virus on there, please come to see me. I might be able to retrieve some or all of your work for you.
Other storage locations
Don’t forget that the University also provides locations for you to save your work:
- K: drive – provides 1Gb of space which is backed up daily. Please see me in the LCC if you accidentally delete work from here that you still need.
- Skydrive – within your Unimail account. Provides 25Gb of space. Files can be dragged and dropped from your USB or computer as a backup.
If you get stuck or want any information about any of this please come to see me.
Tel: 01226 644380
Any experience welcome. For more information please call Alex on 07787576141
Computing Services have now set up an automatic forwarding rule so that ANY emails sent a student’s @hud.ac.uk will AUTOMATICALLY be forwarded to their @unimail.hud.ac.uk.
There is therefore no need to set up a forwarding rule yourself.
If you previously had a rule set up on hud.ac.uk to forward emails to your personal email account, then this will need to be set up again in the new unimail.hud.ac.uk account.
Well you’ve certainly kept us busy in this first week! The main gist of the questions you are asking is about email/Unimail. It is confusing – we know! But to re-cap the main points are:
- Returning students – your password for your old mail.hud.ac.uk account will be your normal password and your password for Unimail will be your date of birth in the format 21jan87. Please come to see us at the LCC desk to set your Unimail password to your normal password (http://password.hud.ac.uk is having a few teething problems!)
- New students – your Unimail password will be your normal password
- Instructions on how to forward your Unimails to your personal email address can be found here
- Instructions on how to import your old mail.hud.ac.uk emails into Unimail can be found here
- Instructions on how to forward any new mail.hud.ac.uk emails to Unimail can be found here
- and last but certainly not least … instructions on how to find staff email addresses and create contacts can be found here
And for those of you wanting to learn Office 2007 but not go through the Microsoft voucher scheme, there is a fab little game at http://www.officelabs.com/ribbonhero that attaches to Office and lets you learn how to do common tasks in a fun way. We hope to have it installed on the LCC computers as soon as we can.