IT guidance for teaching staff
In the last few years, we have offered a rolling programme of training and familiarisation sessions to teaching staff, as well as in-room and online guides. Following recent feedback from teaching staff last semester, we’ve listed some guidance below, which we hope you’ll find useful.
Tips following last year’s feedback
To log off the teaching PC:
- Select the Windows icon
- Select your name then sign out
1. Upload files you may need to OneDrive for Business
If you’re planning to use the teaching PC, upload PowerPoint presentations or documents to OneDrive for Business that you wish to display on the projector beforehand. If you aren’t familiar with OneDrive for Business, contact the IT Service Desk to arrange a short demo.Sign in to OneDrive for Business
2. Request a run-through with IT Services
One of our IT/AV technicians can meet you in a teaching room to discuss your needs ahead of your class and how IT Services can support you.
There are also earlier blog posts and web guides that you may wish to look through.
If using Panopto, there is a video tutorial available for you to watch as well as a weekly drop-in every Wednesday in Purdie B from 2pm to 5pm until 29 March.
When you get to the room
1. Log in to the teaching PC or connect your laptop
Centrally managed teaching spaces have been designed to offer a consistent experience for staff and students. Microphone and camera settings for each room are listed online.
If you want to connect your laptop to the camera and microphone in the room, use the cable highlighted in the video below.
If you are familiar with using a tablet when teaching, use the manufacturers own adapters to connect to the system. An iPad will also need to be connected to power when sharing the screen.
2. Check the display settings
To adjust the display settings:
- Hold the Windows + P button on your keyboard
- Use the arrow and Enter keys to select Extend
3. Emergency call for assistance if you have any teaching room technology issues
We appreciate things can go wrong and you may need urgent assistance during your class. Call our emergency line, 01334 46 3674. This number operates as a “ring-a-round” and will divert to an available IT/AV Technician. Please do hold until your call is answered.
Other services available to you
Get IT help 7 days a week
Visit the IT help point at St Mary’s Library until Sunday 15 January or on the ground floor at Walter Bower House. From Monday 16 January, find us in the Main Library. Email, phone, and online help information is available on the IT website.Contact the IT Service Desk
Check IT service status for updates on real-time issues
If a system or service you rely on, like eduroam or the Module Management System (MMS) isn’t working as you’d expect, there could be a wider problem that IT Services are dealing with. The best place to check is the IT Service Status page. This page is updated as soon as any major issue is identified or reported to us. If nothing is listed here, please check with others – are they experiencing the same problem? If not, contact the IT Service Desk, who will be happy to check for you.
Rebooting your device is always a good first step if the issue isn’t listed on our IT Service Status page.Check IT service status
Join the Microsoft 365 User Community
Get updates about new features, learn tips from other colleagues and ask questions about Microsoft 365.Join the Microsoft 365 User Community
Attend an awareness session
We run regular Microsoft 365 overviews in-person and online. Details are posted in the user community and on our Twitter page but feel free to request a bespoke session for your team if this is more suitable.