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Information for New Students

Welcome to Northumbria!  There's lots of information being sent your way, so we wanted to try and make this bit simple and pull out the key items you'll want to know more about.

 

A)  Blackboard: How to find your Programme Site in Blackboard Collaborate

Your programme induction event may be taking place online via your Blackboard Programme Site using Blackboard Collaborate. If you have not received a link to a specific event, you can join your live Blackboard Collaborate session, as per your schedule, from your Blackboard programme site.

You can access Blackboard and join a Blackboard Collaborate session via a number of ways:

1.  Via the Student Portal 

  1. Open your Browser (we recommend using Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and go to your Student portal at https://myportal.northumbria.ac.uk
  2. Login with your Northumbria username and password and click Sign in
  3. Select Blackboard from the left-hand side of the portal
  4. Select your Programme site from the options available via your Module and Programmes section
  5. Enter your Programme site and on the required day at the required time, access Blackboard Collaborate
  6. Select JOIN SESSION and MODULE ROOM
  7. You will join the Collaborate Course Room and join your fellow students and tutors here.

TIP: Click here for a video on how to Join your Induction Programme via your Student Portal.

2. Directly via Blackboard

 

 

 

  1.  Open your Browser (we recommend using Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and go to elp.northumbria.ac.uk
  2. Type in your Northumbria Username and password and click Sign in
  3. Select your Programme site from the options available as shown via your Module and Programmes section.
  4. Enter your Programme site and on the required day at the required time, access Blackboard Collaborate
  5. Select JOIN SESSION and MODULE ROOM
  6. You will join the Collaborate Course Room and join your fellow students and tutors here.

 

B) Software: How to install free applications onto your personal device

While you're a student at Northumbria, you can install lots of free software onto your personal devices so that you can work wherever suits you.

Covid-19 IT Support for Students

This specific section has been created to provide quick links to help guides to support you working and learning remotely.

1.  Your Lectures

How do I join a remote lecture via Blackboard Collaborate?

How do I access the "Virtual Classrooms" I've seen in my modules?

 

2. Email

How do I access email on my phone?

 

3.  Software

How do I install Microsoft Office on my personal devices?

How do I install other software on my personal devices?

 

 

FAQs

 

Q: Can I still get IT Support while i'm working remotely?

Yes. You can contact the IT Service Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Email: servicedesk@northumbria.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0191 227 4242
  • Chat: www.northumbria.ac.uk/itchat

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 the Student Desktop and eLearning Portal. 

 

Help and Support 

 

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! We've created a guide to help you through: Microsoft Office for personal use - Students 

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. 

 

Buying More Student Print Credits 

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

 

Simply Print 

Simply Print allows you to upload and print a document from your own laptop, smartphone or home computer to the One Print service.  You can then release your print out from any University printer.

You access Simply Print at northumbria.ac.uk/simplyprint and logon with your Northumbria username and password.  

 

 

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.

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 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.

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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 wanted to try and make this bit simple and pull out the key items you'll want to know more about.

 

A)  Blackboard: How to find your Programme Site in Blackboard Collaborate

Your programme induction event may be taking place online via your Blackboard Programme Site using Blackboard Collaborate. If you have not received a link to a specific event, you can join your live Blackboard Collaborate session, as per your schedule, from your Blackboard programme site.

You can access Blackboard and join a Blackboard Collaborate session via a number of ways:

1.  Via the Student Portal 

  1. Open your Browser (we recommend using Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and go to your Student portal at https://myportal.northumbria.ac.uk
  2. Login with your Northumbria username and password and click Sign in
  3. Select Blackboard from the left-hand side of the portal
  4. Select your Programme site from the options available via your Module and Programmes section
  5. Enter your Programme site and on the required day at the required time, access Blackboard Collaborate
  6. Select JOIN SESSION and MODULE ROOM
  7. You will join the Collaborate Course Room and join your fellow students and tutors here.

TIP: Click here for a video on how to Join your Induction Programme via your Student Portal.

2. Directly via Blackboard

 

 

 

  1.  Open your Browser (we recommend using Chrome, Safari or Firefox) and go to elp.northumbria.ac.uk
  2. Type in your Northumbria Username and password and click Sign in
  3. Select your Programme site from the options available as shown via your Module and Programmes section.
  4. Enter your Programme site and on the required day at the required time, access Blackboard Collaborate
  5. Select JOIN SESSION and MODULE ROOM
  6. You will join the Collaborate Course Room and join your fellow students and tutors here.

 

B) Software: How to install free applications onto your personal device

While you're a student at Northumbria, you can install lots of free software onto your personal devices so that you can work wherever suits you.

Covid-19 IT Support for Students

This specific section has been created to provide quick links to help guides to support you working and learning remotely.

1.  Your Lectures

How do I join a remote lecture via Blackboard Collaborate?

How do I access the "Virtual Classrooms" I've seen in my modules?

 

2. Email

How do I access email on my phone?

 

3.  Software

How do I install Microsoft Office on my personal devices?

How do I install other software on my personal devices?

 

 

FAQs

 

Q: Can I still get IT Support while i'm working remotely?

Yes. You can contact the IT Service Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Email: servicedesk@northumbria.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0191 227 4242
  • Chat: www.northumbria.ac.uk/itchat

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 the Student Desktop and eLearning Portal. 

 

Help and Support 

 

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! We've created a guide to help you through: Microsoft Office for personal use - Students 

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. 

 

Buying More Student Print Credits 

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

 

Simply Print 

Simply Print allows you to upload and print a document from your own laptop, smartphone or home computer to the One Print service.  You can then release your print out from any University printer.

You access Simply Print at northumbria.ac.uk/simplyprint and logon with your Northumbria username and password.  

 

 

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.

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 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.

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