New student IT checklist 2014-2015

New student IT checklist 2014-2015
You will find the Useful info for new students webpage at
The Welcome to IS Services section of this page contains short videos introducing you to the main services
mentioned below.
Use the checklist to get set up to use the university’s core IT services.
Register for EASE, the University’s
authentication system
Go to
Enter your university username
Enter your initial password
Activate your Office 365 account
Go to
Click the green Activate button
Enter your EASE password
Register for wireless and virtual
private network (VPN) access
Go to
Click Registering for wireless networking
Click the link to the registration page and
follow the prompts
Activate your open access
computing account
Go to
Enter your EASE password
Click Activate your account now
Load print credit to your card
Log in to MyEd
Click Print Credit on the left-hand dashboard
Follow the instructions to add credit
Install anti-virus software on your
Go to and follow the
Configure your email account to be
used on your mobile device
Go to and download the
guide for your device detailing the server settings
you should use to connect.
Alternatively, book onto one of the Mobile Device
Clinics using the MyEd Event Booking Channel
Help and support
Links to online help, support and guidance for the university’s main IT services. You can also use the search
facility on the university webpages to find information and resources.
The university’s authentication system. Log in to access
secure, web-based university systems and resources.
The university’s web portal providing a centralised access
point for web-based services.
Office 365
Web-based version of Microsoft's Office suite of
applications, giving you ‘anywhere access’ to university
email and calendar, and document creation, editing and
(or via MyEd)
Getting started with OneDrive
Guide to document creation, editing and sharing using
Overview of the university’s email service.
Mobile email access
Downloadable guides detailing the email and server settings
you should use to connect to your mobile device.
The virtual learning environment, or VLE, that some courses
use to accompany more conventional methods of teaching.
Access via MyEd
Access via MyEd
Access via MyEd
A web-conferencing tool for meeting online and carrying out
collaborative group work regardless of people’s
geographical location.
An online personal learning space with a range of tools to
help you plan, record, reflect on and evidence your learning.
Using the university’s two wireless networks.
Using VPN to secure communications between your
computer and the university network from your home or
other non-work location using the public internet.
Anti-virus software
Protecting your data, and protecting home and nonsupported desktop computers from malware, including free
anti-virus software for PCs and Macs.
Open access computing
Using open access computers and activating your account,
including information on document storage space.
Printing and copying
Using the university printing and copying facilities.
Send documents for cloud printing via either a web interface
or email.
Finding library resources
Using the library catalogues to locate course readings and
IS help
Help with computer, e-learning and library services via
online help or the IS Helpline.
IS Skills Development
Free computer, e-learning and library courses for students.
Mobile device clinics
Help with setting up email on your phone, diagnosing and
fixing software faults, and general system clean-up and