DMU students

Tech’ top tips – #15. Staying safe and healthy

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Working safely on computer equipment is a good habit to get into. Frequent breaks and knowing how to exercise in-between stints at the keyboard and mouse can help to prevent Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and other ailments associated with using a computer. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on how to check that your workstation and the associated Display Screen Equipment is set up for you. It is especially important to check this when moving ... read more

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

Student focus group for e-self assessment

Tweet The CLaSS team are looking for student volunteers to take part in a focus group to review and discuss the e-self assessment exercise. Ideally we are looking for 1st year students, as you will have completed the self-assessment most recently. The e-self assessment forms part of the university student induction and helps new students to reflect on existing skills, recognise areas for further development and plan how to develop skills. It looks at 8 skills areas, including academic writing, reading, numeracy, digital literacy. On completion students ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #13. (Blackboard) Home is where the heart is

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). The Blackboard Home page provides links to services and help for students and staff at DMU. As well as the Module shells that we are enrolled on we can use the Add Resource button to add and remove widgets from this page. For example, the Organisation Catalogue widget enables us to find open shells that cover topics we may be interested in. Along the top of the page, the StaffGuide and UserGuide links provide access to staff and student help for using the ... read more

Tech’ top tips – #12. Making the computer work for you

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). Whether on campus or when using Windows 10 at home, a number of accessibility options are available for colleagues and students to tailor the PC for specific needs. To open the Windows 10 Ease of Access centre click on the Start button and type ‘Ease’ or use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut and click on Ease of Access. In here you will find a number of options that relate to the PC reading screen content, a built in magnifier and the option to select one of ... read more