DMU students

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

Tech’ top tips – #11. 365 access to your studies

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT).   While enrolled at DMU, students have access to Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 provides access to 1tb of storage for each student and the ability to edit and create content using online versions of Microsoft Office.   Students also have the option to download Office applications on up to five devices. Office 365 can be accessed via MyDMU at https://my.dmu.ac.uk and clicking on the Office 365 tile. read more

Tech’ top tips – #10. Imagine a world of IT training at your fingertips

Tweet This tip is provided by the Centre for Enhancing Learning through Technology (CELT). All DMU colleagues and students are eligible to complete IT Training with the Microsoft Imagine Academy. Whether it be brushing up on your word processing skills to learning about servers, databases and networking; the Microsoft Imagine Academy offers around 1,300 courses that are available in a number of languages. Students and colleagues can enrol on up to three Microsoft courses simultaneously, further details and the full catalogue can be viewed here ... read more

Academic Writing Day for Postgraduate Researchers: Develop your confidence as a writer

Tweet This Academic Writing Day, held on 14 February 2018, provided participants with  a theoretical and practical overview of alternative techniques that can enhance various stages of thesis writing process, from pre-writing to drafting and editing.  The event opened with a talk from our guest speaker, dr. Adrian Wallbank (the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) at Royal Holloway, University of London), including insights from his most recent volume, Academic Writing and Dyslexia: A Visual Guide to Writing at University (2018). The ... read more