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Information for New Students

Welcome to Northumbria!  There's lots of information being sent your way, so we have created a Student Digital Induction to help you.

Click this link to access the Student Digital Induction

 

Want more information?

The second 'phase' of the Northumbria University student digital induction is located within your programme sites in Blackboard. It has been designed to provide more detailed, helpful information on the many digital technologies that you will use during your studies here at Northumbria University.

Email and Messaging

Did you know you can access your University email and calendar (including your timetable) from your Smartphone/Tablet/mobile device? 

You can set it up alongside any other email accounts you are accessing, entering: 

  • Your Northumbria Username followed by @northumbria.ac.uk e.g. w12345678@northumbria.ac.uk  
  • Your Northumbria Password - This is the same password you use to logon to other Northumbria IT facilities such as Blackboard. 

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

Want a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use? 

Whilst you're a Student at Northumbria, you're allowed Microsoft Office for free on up to 5 devices!  Click here to find out more.

Files and Storage

Along with your Northumbria username and password, you will get a OneDrive for Business account. OneDrive is where you’ll store your work and is accessible from all on campus computers and remotely via a web browser.

OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 and is available to all students. It gives you access to 1TB of cloud storage, which can be accessed on and off campus. You can use OneDrive to store documents, notes, photos and videos.

 

Find out more in your Student Portal

Software - Microsoft, Adobe, Teams and more.

There are many software applications available at Northumbria - her we've picked the top applications to provide a little more guidance for you.

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

One Print - Student Printing

One Print is our campus-wide printing service - Printers are accessible to everyone at the University - send to print then swipe your Smartcard at any device to release it. 

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

Buying More Student Print Credits 

You can purchase additional print credits online at: northumbria.ac.uk/payforprinting

Assessment Submission, Grades & Feedback

Northumbria has several different submission types which allow you to submit your assignments too. These include Turnitin submissions, Blackboard assignment submissions and Panopto video submissions.

This section provides links to help guides on how to submit your assignments for assessment, submitting dissertations online, how to view your grades and feedback and finally taking Blackboard exams online.

1. Turnitin submissions

These help guides explain how to use Turnitin to submit your assignments too and how to view your grades and feedback.

PDF guides: 

How to submit an assignment to Turnitin.

How to find your grades and feedback in Turnitin.

How to complete a PeerMark assignment in Turnitin.

Video guides: 

How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

How do I find my grades and feedback?

 

2. Blackboard assignment submissions

These help guides explain how to use Blackboard assignment submission to submit your assignments too and how to view your grades and feedback.

PDF guides:

How to submit an assignment to Blackboard.

How to find your grades and feedback for a Blackboard assignment.

Video guides:

How do I submit a Blackboard assignment?

How do I find my grades and feedback?

 

3. Panopto video submissions

These help guides explain how to create a Panopto recording for assessment as well as uploading your own video recordings to Panopto.

PDF guides:

How to add yourself to Panopto on a module (Before a submitting for assessment).

How to create a Panopto recording for assessment on a PC.

How to create a Panopto recording for assessment on a MAC.

How to upload a video to Panopto assessment.

How to use Panopto Capture (Web recorder tools)

How to download Panopto recording for use at home.

 

 

4. Dissertation submissions

As part of you studies at Northumbria, you may be asked to submit your dissertation online via Turnitin. This help guide provides some guidance on how to do this.

PDF guide:

How to submit your dissertation online to Turnitin.

 

 

5. Taking Blackboard tests online

As part of your studies at Northumbria, you may be asked to take an online exam via Blackboard. This help guide provides some guidance on how to do this.

PDF guide: 

How to take a Blackboard Ultra test online.

WiFi and Remote Access

The NU Simply Web WiFi network is exclusively for use by Northumbria students and staff to connect on campus using a variety of devices including, laptops, tablets, smartphones, iPhones, iPads.

For Guests at Northumbria there is WiFi Guest and Eduroam available.  Click here for more information about access for visitors.

 

Student Help and Support

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

 

 

Student IT Guides

Here you'll find a range of IT Guides for each area/application.  Click on a section below to view what's inside.

Information for New Students

Welcome to Northumbria!  There's lots of information being sent your way, so we have created a Student Digital Induction to help you.

Click this link to access the Student Digital Induction

 

Want more information?

The second 'phase' of the Northumbria University student digital induction is located within your programme sites in Blackboard. It has been designed to provide more detailed, helpful information on the many digital technologies that you will use during your studies here at Northumbria University.

Email and Messaging

Did you know you can access your University email and calendar (including your timetable) from your Smartphone/Tablet/mobile device? 

You can set it up alongside any other email accounts you are accessing, entering: 

  • Your Northumbria Username followed by @northumbria.ac.uk e.g. w12345678@northumbria.ac.uk  
  • Your Northumbria Password - This is the same password you use to logon to other Northumbria IT facilities such as Blackboard. 

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

Want a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use? 

Whilst you're a Student at Northumbria, you're allowed Microsoft Office for free on up to 5 devices!  Click here to find out more.

Files and Storage

Along with your Northumbria username and password, you will get a OneDrive for Business account. OneDrive is where you’ll store your work and is accessible from all on campus computers and remotely via a web browser.

OneDrive for Business is part of Office 365 and is available to all students. It gives you access to 1TB of cloud storage, which can be accessed on and off campus. You can use OneDrive to store documents, notes, photos and videos.

 

Find out more in your Student Portal

Software - Microsoft, Adobe, Teams and more.

There are many software applications available at Northumbria - her we've picked the top applications to provide a little more guidance for you.

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

One Print - Student Printing

One Print is our campus-wide printing service - Printers are accessible to everyone at the University - send to print then swipe your Smartcard at any device to release it. 

 

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

Buying More Student Print Credits 

You can purchase additional print credits online at: northumbria.ac.uk/payforprinting

Assessment Submission, Grades & Feedback

Northumbria has several different submission types which allow you to submit your assignments too. These include Turnitin submissions, Blackboard assignment submissions and Panopto video submissions.

This section provides links to help guides on how to submit your assignments for assessment, submitting dissertations online, how to view your grades and feedback and finally taking Blackboard exams online.

1. Turnitin submissions

These help guides explain how to use Turnitin to submit your assignments too and how to view your grades and feedback.

PDF guides: 

How to submit an assignment to Turnitin.

How to find your grades and feedback in Turnitin.

How to complete a PeerMark assignment in Turnitin.

Video guides: 

How do I submit a Turnitin assignment?

How do I find my grades and feedback?

 

2. Blackboard assignment submissions

These help guides explain how to use Blackboard assignment submission to submit your assignments too and how to view your grades and feedback.

PDF guides:

How to submit an assignment to Blackboard.

How to find your grades and feedback for a Blackboard assignment.

Video guides:

How do I submit a Blackboard assignment?

How do I find my grades and feedback?

 

3. Panopto video submissions

These help guides explain how to create a Panopto recording for assessment as well as uploading your own video recordings to Panopto.

PDF guides:

How to add yourself to Panopto on a module (Before a submitting for assessment).

How to create a Panopto recording for assessment on a PC.

How to create a Panopto recording for assessment on a MAC.

How to upload a video to Panopto assessment.

How to use Panopto Capture (Web recorder tools)

How to download Panopto recording for use at home.

 

 

4. Dissertation submissions

As part of you studies at Northumbria, you may be asked to submit your dissertation online via Turnitin. This help guide provides some guidance on how to do this.

PDF guide:

How to submit your dissertation online to Turnitin.

 

 

5. Taking Blackboard tests online

As part of your studies at Northumbria, you may be asked to take an online exam via Blackboard. This help guide provides some guidance on how to do this.

PDF guide: 

How to take a Blackboard Ultra test online.

WiFi and Remote Access

The NU Simply Web WiFi network is exclusively for use by Northumbria students and staff to connect on campus using a variety of devices including, laptops, tablets, smartphones, iPhones, iPads.

For Guests at Northumbria there is WiFi Guest and Eduroam available.  Click here for more information about access for visitors.

 

Student Help and Support

Find out more via the below articles in your Student Portal

 

 

 


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