Learning remotely from home or off campus

Now that all University teaching has moved online we wanted to remind you about how you can keep on learning remotely, including how to keep your information and your devices safe.

In this article:
- Your email
- Your files and folders
- Learning tools and resources
- Software for your personal computer
- Staying safe online
- IT help

Your email

Outlook App

Sign in to Webmail for quick and easy access to your email using a web browser. You don’t need to set anything up and it also works great on smart phones and tablets.

On a mobile? Get the free Outlook app from your app store and sign in with your University email address and password. 

Your files and folders

How you remotely access your files and folders depends on where you keep them:

Service Web browser access? More information
Box Yes Sign in to Box
OneDrive Yes Sign in to OneDrive
M: Drive No - SFTP required. Access your M: Drive off campus

Learning tools and resources

Resource Use it for Access
  • course materials
  • lecture slides
  • quizzes and more
Sign in to Moodle
  • upload coursework and assignments
  • watermark your work
  • get feedback and marks
Sign in to FASER
Listen Again
  • replay a lecture recording
Sign in to Listen Again
  • virtual meetings with classmates
  • instant messaging
  • watch your lectures that are streamed online
More information.
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Software for your personal computer

Get Microsoft Office 365 for your home computer or mobile device, free of charge.

Visit the Software Hub for all other available software.

Staying safe online

  • Make sure you're using a recent operating system that still receives regular security updates.
  • Protect your devices with antivirus software. Search online for "antivirus".
  • Keep a watch out for phishing emails that try to trick you into sharing your username and password.
  • Make sure you use strong passwords and try not to use the same passwords across websites.
  • Take care when you’re using public or unsecured wifi – don’t shop online or access your bank accounts from unsecured wifi.

Don’t forget that our IT Acceptable Use Policy still applies while you’re using any University services, even if you’re doing that from home or your own device.

IT help

Contact the IT Helpdesk if you need any IT support - you can now contact us via live chat!

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Telephone: 01206 87 2345