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Welcome to Library and Learning Services: ICT in the Library

An introduction to help you to make the most of DMU Library and Learning Services

Using Computers

 

 

Kimberlin has  around 600 computers complemented by over 70 in the Eric Wood Learning Zone, 31 in Hugh Aston Law Library and 70 in The Greenhouse – both PCs and Macs are available. These computers give access to Microsoft Office, Internet access via a range of browsers and much more. We also provide designated PCs with disability software such as Zoomtext.

Log on to these computers using your P number (on your student card ie. P0123456) as a username and your date of birth (dd/mm/yy) as the password.

If you do choose to bring your own laptop with you to DMU, our students can access our wireless network throughout the library – you’ll just need to go to myDMU to register your own laptop.

 

Click on the link below for further information about our Computer provision and what specialist software.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

The Kimberlin Library is home to around 20 multifunction devices installed across the University.  There are also a number available in Eric Wood and The Greenhouse. A helpsheet is available that explains how to use the new devices.

Standard A4 and A3 Black & White and Colour Printing can be sent from any PC and printed off on any device on campus.

Photocopying and scanning can also be carried out on any device on campus.

Within Kimberlin Library specialist printing of A4 acetates, A4 soft gloss and A3 High Quality is also available in the 1st Floor IT area.

Payment for computer printing and photocopying can be made in cash at Kiosks situated in the foyer of Kimberlin Library (or at other locations across campus).

More information is available from the university webpages.

Avoid potential accidents

  DO NOT EAT OR DRINK near the equipment

 

 Use data and content sensibly.

DO NOT create, display or circulate any offensive material

Use of Computers and IT at DMU

Use of Computers and IT at DMU

 

To help all of our staff and students get the best from our computing and IT facilities the University asks all users to comply with its regulations, policies and conditions of use.

 

The general conditions and guidelines for the use of DMU hardware devices, software or connections through the university’s network are set out below.

 

 It is important that you read the general conditions and guidelines set out below.

 

 

   Guidelines to help you use DMU computers and IT

 

Keep your passwords safe. Any username and password given to you by DMU is for your use only. Do not reveal your details to anybody else and do not try to use somebody else’s details.

 

Know when and where you may use DMU hardware, software and networks. Special permission is needed to use DMU computers for personal, commercial or off-campus work. There may be charges for some computer use.

 

Understand how to use the equipment. Remember that you will need permission to move or borrow anything, to connect any new hardware or to install new software.

 

Take care of the equipment. Do not damage or alter any hardware or software. A charge is applicable for repair and reinstallation. Avoid running software or opening files obtained from distrusted sources. Be particularly cautious of accessing files attached to unsolicited emails or stored on untrusted media.

 

 Be Aware

  • Old data and uncollected print outs may be removed through housekeeping procedures so check how long they are kept.
  • DMU is not responsible for any loss caused by your use of any hardware devices, software or network connections.

Be legal, always keep within the law: Do not alter or remove data created by other people.

 Please be aware that we always investigate breaches of conditions of use.

 

Logging on ...

Log on to University computers, including PCs, Macs and Scanning facilities using your P number (on your student card ie. P01234567) as a username and your date of birth (dd/mm/yy) as the password.

It is important to change your password at the earliest opportunity.

This username and password also gives you access to:

  • Your university email, myDMU, Blackboard, and My account on the Library Catalogue.
  • The multi-function devices (MFDs) allowing you to photocopy and print.

Your student email address will be pnumber@my365.dmu.ac.uk. Office 365 gives free access to the latest Microsoft Office online products, including Word and Powerpoint, and 1TB of online storage with OneDrive. 

Help

There are a range of documents and help guides available in PDF format on Microsoft Office applications, using hardware and more. You will need to have Adobe Reader software installed on your computer to read them. The link to the help guides is below:

IT Training documents

Your Digital Identity

 Your digital footprint:

 

Your digital footprint is everything on the internet that is about you. It is also known as your digital identity. This includes your Facebook profile, Twitter activity, blogs, photos of you and your friends. Every time you add information about yourself to a social media website or any other service on the internet you are increasing your digital footprint.

Social media can be a great and immediate method of communicating information, ideas and knowledge. They enable us to quickly make connections, join in conversations and debates; be they professional, academic or simply social. Increasingly we are all expected to have a digital identity and to participate in social media. However, as social media puts you, your thoughts and ideas in touch with a large number of people, many of whom you may not know or never meet, it is good to think about the kind of identity or impression your social media posts and activity create.

 

See sections below for how to best maintain your digital footprint.

How to maintain your digital footprint.

Things you should know and consider...

 

  • Online activity is seen by far more people than you may think
  • You have little control over who sees your online profile; not all of your friends are your friends
  • Privacy settings do not always mean everything is private.....or remains so
  • You may not make it public, but someone else may do it for you!
  • Delete does not always mean deleted
  • Some employers admit to checking the social networking sites of potential employees.
  • When using social media do NOT put anything you would not want a close relative or employer to discover.

 

Top tips:

 

  • Be positive, constructive and appropriate
  • Choose the appropriate social media to raise your profile
  • Keep it up-to-date!
  • Blog or tweet regularly
  • Abide by the etiquette of the social space you are in
  • Do not criticise your employer, fellow workers or other people

Suggested Activity: Audit your digital profile.

Google yourself and see what you can find out!

  • Are there any surprises?