Category: IT

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Where to get a New University Card

University card production has now resumed in the Library, operating Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm during term time and 9am to 5pm after term ends, excluding Bank Holidays. This service is for students and staff who require new or

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Card Printing at the Library

Now the new academic year is underway, University card printing is moving from the Spinnaker Sports Centre to the Library. Do you need a new or replacement University card? Come on down to the Library where staff can help you

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Borrow a laptop and work the way you want

You want to travel light, work flexibly and sit where there is space.  That’s why as well as logging on to any of our desktop PCs, you can borrow any one of over 400 full-sized, high power laptops with charging

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Gold plating Chrome

Chrome has for years been by far the most popular browser (W3 Schools, 2015) and it now has some really useful extensions and plug-ins available on the Chrome Web Store to make it even more useful.  Here are a few of

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Have you signed up for student IT training?

The whole IT student training programme starts over on 2nd November.  Book your place online at http://studentittraining.port.ac.uk.  If classroom IT training is not your thing, there are many videos you can watch to develop your skills from Lynda.com, and you can

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Introducing Citavi for reference and project management

Joining the existing cast of popular reference management apps, including Zotero and Mendeley, Citavi is an increasingly popular research project management tool that also supports reference management.

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New student IT training courses

The DCQE Academic Skills Unit (ASK) and the Information Services IT Training Team are currently piloting free IT training for students over in St Andrews Court.  The first courses on offer will cover Google Drive and Microsoft Excel.  If you

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Resolved: Loanable laptops in University Library

Update 15.01.18 – The laptop loans system is working normally again today.  Thank you for your patience. There is currently a problem with the laptop lockers in the library, which means that at present, the laptops are not loanable. IS

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Library lifehack: charging your phone from your laptop or PC

I’ve never met a student who didn’t want at least one more power socket than was available.  Everything built after 1930 that is either useful or fun seems to want a power supply, and while mobile devices are increasingly clever

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Connecting Windows 10 laptops to presentation screens in Library group study rooms

It appears that devices running Windows 10 are not able to connect the presentation screens in the Library group study rooms via an HDMI cable.  Earlier versions of Windows are not believed to be affected.  Thank you for your patience

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