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ϰſ takes a blended learning approach to delivery of its programme of study.

This means our programmes follow a mix of on campus and online activities. This allows us to focus on campus activities on active and interactive learning.

Please complete this form to help us make sure that you have all of the IT resources that you need to take part in your studies.

IT resource assessment form

Setting up your accounts

Student account

The first thing you will need to do is access your student account. You will need your password and student number. Your username to access ϰſ systems is the same as your student number and your password will have been emailed to you previously. Read more about staying safe and managing your password in our IT account guide.

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Your email account

Everyone at ϰſ is provided with an Outlook email account, which is an application in Office 365. Your student email account will be valid for the duration of your study. By using Office365 you are able to access your emails from any device at any time. Email addresses are formatted as studentnumber@student.sruc.ac.uk.

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Saving your files

At ϰſ, we use OneDrive as part of Office 365 to save files securely and easily. You can access these files at any time from any device, without a need to connect to the ϰſ network. You will also have access to network drives to store information on, but this will only be available when you are on campus or using the Student Desktop. Read more about it in our guide about saving files.

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Printing

While you are studying at ϰſ, there's a high chance that you'll need to print out some of your work at some point. To help with this, there are large multi-function printers (which can also scan and photocopy) situated on each campus. Here you will be able to print out your work in black and white or colour onto A4 and A3 paper.

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Mobile apps

You can access many of the systems you will use at college from a mobile device, such as Outlook, One Drive and MYϰſ. We have a guide about mobile apps available for you.

Myϰſ app

The Myϰſ app has been developed to give you a single point of access to all sorts of useful information about ϰſ including access to your timetables, email, library, ϰſSA, Moodle sites etc. You can access My ϰſ by going to my.sruc.ac.uk or by searching 'ϰſ' in the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).

WiFi

At ϰſ you will have access to WiFi through Eduroam, a WiFi service that is used by educational and research institutions all over the world. It allows students and staff to log in with the same details at any of them.  Find out more in our Wifi guide.

Which device and how to connect

Our guidance on devices and connectivity will provide you with suggestions around the minimum requirements for a laptop or desktop, what your connectivity should be and some pointers should you wish to purchase a new device.

Multifactor authentication

MFA (multifactor authentication) is used to secure logins to ϰſ systems. The web desktop can be used with all types of MFA (text message, Authenticator app and so on). It's compatible with Apple and Microsoft systems, without the need for any additional downloads. Log on using the format studentnumber@sruc.ac.uk and your password.

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IT programmes and systems you will need to study with us at ϰſ:

Moodle

Moodle is our online learning platform, and both your induction and teaching will be hosted there – meaning it is the main place where you will find information about and materials for your course.

If you need help accessing Moodle or resetting your password, contact IDS onsidssd@sruc.ac.uk

Mahara

We offer Mahara to our students.

Using Mahara, students and staff create their personal learning stories by uploading evidence of activities they have participated in, and embedding publicly accessible content they have previously put online. They can write reflections on their experiences that frame this evidence, map it to competencies or registration requirements, and provide necessary context.

Mahara can be used for many different portfolio purposes, such as study, professional development, work-integrated learning, assessment, showcase and presentation, and employability.

Microsoft Office (Office 365)

When you join us you get an ϰſ email address and access to Office 365, for free. This lasts for the duration of your studies at ϰſ.

Office 365 is the latest version of Microsoft Office and gives you access all applications including Outlook and Word. Here's an Office 365 access tutorial for you to learn the basics Microsoft Outlook to read and write emails. You can find out more about the layout of Outlook and how to navigate to the different tools by watching the beginner's guide to Microsoft Office using the link below.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the ultimate messaging app for your organization—a workspace for real-time collaboration and communication, meetings, file and app sharing, and even the occasional emoji! All in one place, all in the open, all accessible to everyone.

Kaltura

Think of Kaltura as a virtual classroom at ϰſ.

To participate in a Kaltura meeting room, you do not need to download or install anything. Just connect to the room via the Chrome or Firefox browsers on your computer or Android device.

Student Desktop

The Student Desktop is available to all students from home or from your own laptop on campus to allow you to have the same experience as working on ϰſ desktop machines.

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Should you have issues with the web version you can also download an RDP (Remote Desktop) file to your machine. This method should only be used if you are unable to use the Student Desktop via the web browser.

Learn how to download a remote desktop here.

Virtual PC

Our Virtual PC for students contains all the software students can access on our physical PC's on campus, but which need too much digital resource to fit on our Student Desktop.

This includes software like ArcGIS, Free Pascal, QGIS, R / R for Windows / R Studio, Sketchup 2020, Audacity, Autocad Lt 2016, Gimp 2, HEC-RAS 5.0.7, Ndicea Read&Write 10.

For things like standard access to Microsoft Office documents and shared and personal Drive access you should use the Student Desktop instead.

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Read the Virtual PC user guide

Need more help?

Shared Service Delivery (SSD) can help you with a wide range of issues from connecting to WiFi to logging into your accounts.

You can email us on sidssd@sruc.ac.uk or call 0131 535 4444.
We are available Monday to Thursday 8am–5:30pm and Friday 8am–5pm.

If you contact us by e-mail, please provide the following information:

Your name
Your matriculation/student number
A contact phone number
A full description of the problem you are experiencing

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