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Update for colleagues who use specific software for teaching

20 Aug 2020

A message from Ian Hutt, Head of Digital Learning

We shared recently the technology and facilities that will be available to all colleagues to support online teaching and learning activity from the start of the 20/21 academic year across the University.

Specific software/applications that you currently use (School or subject-specific)

In addition, there are many pieces of software available that are specific to Faculties, Schools, or particular programmes. These are ordinarily made available via the various computer clusters across the campus. On an annual basis IT Services conduct an exercise to review these applications and take requests to update or make new applications available.

Work is underway to allow remote access to the applications necessary for colleagues and students. You’ll find the full alphabetical list of all the applications that will be made available and the corresponding computer clusters published on the Institute for Teaching and Learning website.

What you need to do

If you and your students rely on specific software for your area of expertise you will need to check this list to ensure your software is listed. Please take note of the text at the top of the first tab on the Excel document before scrolling down to the alphabetical list of applications beneath.

If you have any questions, concerns or specific requests that relate to the applications that will be available you should raise these by email.

New requests or updates to existing applications

Please note, if you have requested any new applications or updates to existing applications since the start of the year that have not been completed, these requests are currently being reviewed. You can check ‘Applications – List 2’ to ensure they are included and view the current status of these requests and we will continue to update this list as it is worked through.

If you have any other questions around the campus reopening, please refer to the dedicated pages on StaffNet.

Best wishes

Ian Hutt

Head of Digital Learning