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TECHNOLOGICAL
TIPS AND TRICKS
September 8, 2015
Orientation
Dalhousie School of Information Management
YOUR DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION
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Banner ID:
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B00######
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Sometimes called a boo number or your Dalhousie ID
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Use it for identifying yourself on assignments, exams, or university
documents
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Use it to access your Net ID
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Net ID:
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Aa123456
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Your original email address [email protected]
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This is used to login to most of the portals you will be using
NETID AND PASSWORD
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Your NetID and password
provides access to:
Dal Online
MyDAL
Blackboard Learn
Computer labs
Campus WiFi
… and more.
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Activate your NetID and
password here:
https://password.dal.ca/
DAL ONLINE
Access it with:
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Net ID and password
Use it to:
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Register for classes
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Check your schedule
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View and pay fees
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Check your final grades
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Get you official tuition receipt at
tax time
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Get your pay stub if you are
employed by Dalhousie
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https://dalonline.dal.ca/
MyDAL
Access it
with:
• Net ID
and
password
Use it for:
• DAL email
• Outlook Calendar
• 1TB of OneDrive personal cloud storage
• Dalhousie News
• Classifieds - Buy, sell, carpool!
• MyCareer – resource for job postings on campus and elsewhere
• Sign up for emergency text messaging (e.g., school closures)
http://www.d
al.ca/dept/its
/o365/service
s/email.html dal resource
for setting up
your email
on your
Desktop or
Mobile
device.
Personalized E-mail Address
You can create a custom Dalhousie e-mail alias (e.g.,
[email protected] rather than [email protected])
1. Go to MyDal. Select “Find a Service”
2. Select “Personalized email” from the “Popular services” tab.
3. (Not Pictured) Create your own alias (e.g.
[email protected])
More information:
https://blogs.dal.ca/mcs/2014
/01/personalize-your-Dalhousie
-email-address/
E-MAIL FORWARDING
Note: You must use your Dal email address when emailing anyone
on Dalhousie business, ie. SIM needs all of your email
correspondence to be via @dal.ca
Forwarding your email from DAL to your personal account:
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Go to your outlook
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Choose the settings icon (gear)
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Choose options
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On your account page there is a side bar on the right that has
shortcuts – choose Forward your email
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Enter in your personal email address and you are off to the races!
Your
Dalhousie
e-mail is
yours to
keep
FOREVER
BLACKBOARD LEARN
Access it with:
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Net ID and password
Use it for:
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Interacting with your professor and
classmates--organized by course
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Online discussion (forum style) and
email for classes
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Submitting work online
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Links to assigned readings
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Downloading the syllabus, guidelines
etc.
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https://dalhousie.blackboard.co
m/
SIM WEBSITE
http://sim.management.dal.ca/
SIMSA WEBSITE
http://simsa.dsu.dal.ca
ONEDRIVE
• All students have access to storage space through Office 365 OneDrive
• This free cloud storage is useful for assignments and readings
• You can access your OneDrive, on or off campus, through the MyDAL portal
• Login to myDal with your Net ID and password
• Click the icon in the top-left corner
• Select OneDrive
• OneDrive allows you
to share documents
with classmates or
colleagues
• You can also follow
documents and get
notifications
whenever it is
updated
GOOGLE DRIVE AND DROPBOX
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Useful for storing and sharing documents
Allows for real-time group editing
Great for collaborating on projects
Not great at formatting
Useful for storing assignments and readings
Share files and documents with others
Drag and drop from any device
Group editing not available
https://www.synergyse.com/blog/create-and-access-custom-maps-in-google-drive/
http://extension.usu.edu/innovate/images/uploads/dropbox-logo.png
GOOGLE CALENDAR
• Keep track of your course schedule, assignment deadlines, and
group meetings
• Sync to all your mobile devices
• Get reminders on your phone
• Colour-code for maximum organization!!
• SIM maintains the
official calendar,
which you can
access here.
• Additionally, The
SIMSA calendar is
available in XML,
iCal, and HTML, all of
which you can find
here.
• Check both for
MAXIMUM
EVENTAGE
APA CITATION STYLE
•
Check out
Lindsay McNiff’s
Information
Management
LibGuide Where
she has a handy
APA Citation
Style page,
among other
things
WIRELESS AT DAL
HTTPS://WIRELESS.DAL.CA
• You want to connect to
DAL-WPA2
• If it isn’t working
correctly, try forgetting
the network and reauthenticating
COMPUTER LABS / PRINTING
Rowe Management Building 4th floor
• Computers & scanners, plus printers are cheaper than the library
Killam Library Learning Commons
How to print?
• Tons of computer stations – both Mac and PC
• Printing costs are taken
• The HELP desk is right there
from your DalCard, so
• Photocopiers available
you have to load money
on the card via
https://dalcard.dal.ca/d
alcardonline/
• If you want to use debit
or cash, you can add
money to your card at
Subway or Second cup
in the Killam Library, or
at the Dalcard office.
• Can use netID/Pass instead
of swiping
• There will be a wireless
option
AND NOW FOR SOME OTHER THINGS!
Grad pad – by Kat
Free software – by Katie
Medical benefits – by Charlotte
Brown Bag Lunches / AGM – by Charlotte
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