Author: Sukhtinder

Tech’ top tips – #14. Take charge… of your email inbox

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Don’t let your office 365 email inbox weigh you down, if you haven’t done so already there are ways to organise your inbox to make sure that you can view and locate those important emails so they don’t get easily missed. Your Office 365 email is your official DMU email account which all your emails can be accessed from, these can be emails from your lecturers, any course or module related emails, DMU student union and DMU internal communications ... read more

New Look! Library website pages – what do you think?

Tweet Weve been beavering away at updating our Library website pages and whilst were almost there, we would like to at this stage get your feedback on what you think. We would like to get your thoughts on the usability of the updated library web pages. Briefly – website usability refers to how easy and efficient a website is to use and how you can find what your looking for. It’s important for us to know that our updated pages work for you! We want to reach out to many of you as possible, you’re welcome to come to a drop-in the library, ... read more

CELT student workshop – Find out about iDEA – Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

Tweet Do you know about this iDEA? This session will give you an introduction to iDEA – the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. This free online recognised award allows you to develop a range of digital skills which can assist you with your studies, employability and beyond university. Come along to an  introductory workshop to find out how to get started and find out more. Just book here onto a CELT workshop   read more

CELT student workshop – Find out about electronic submission of your assignments in Turnitin

Tweet So what is Turnitin? How does it work? Your lecturers will ask you to submit your assignments in Turnitin in your Blackboard module.  Online help on how to submit in Turnitin is provided in the ‘User Guide’ tab in Blackboard. Come along to a workshop to understand how Turnitin works, how your assignment is checked against resources – what kinds of matches can be found and how to interpret the similarity report that Turnitin produces. Also how does this link to assignment writing and further support in the library. Find out more ... read more

‘Fake News’, ‘Filter bubbles’- what’s it all about?

Tweet ‘Fake News’ – now many of us may have heard about this in the media, and it’s an important area not only when evaluating, researching and filtering the mass amount of information/news online but also if we share it too (e.g. social media – re post or re tweeting the news).  This online news can be global, national, local and even in your ‘personal circle’ and interests.  As information consumers we also are curators and how such information/news develops can have an impact in many respects especially if ... read more