Don’t miss out… here is our overview of key resources and services to help you learn effectively online, as well as on campus.

IT Essentials at Salford

Learn how to get connected to some of the IT systems, services and resources at Salford including:

  • Student Hub
  • Blackboard and its mobile app
  • Office 365 and its tools
  • Uni wifi
  • Syncing your Outlook account
  • LinkedIn Learning training courses

Video guides

Key IT services

Many IT services can be accessed via links within the Student Hub.

Student Email - We send our emails to your University email account.

Blackboard - The University of Salford’s virtual learning environment (VLE) where you'll find resources for your programmes and modules, including lecture notes and assignment details. 

Collaborate - A web conferencing tool where staff and students can interact in an online environment in real-time. Chat using a headset and see each other using a webcam. Your lectures and tutorials may take place in a virtual classroom and sessions can be recorded by the tutor for later viewing. Watch the Blackboard Collaborate for Students video.

Microsoft Teams for online meetings - This Office 365 tool allows you to communicate and collaborate with others; it combines messaging and chat, storing and sharing files, audio calls and online meetings. Teams makes it easy to meet online with your tutors and with library staff, and to share/present files during an online meeting as a piece of assessed work.

LinkedIn Learning - High-quality online training for a wide range of topics, from MS Office to more specialist software such as SPSS, AutoCAD and InDesign

Laptop loans - You can loan laptops from the Library for 24 hours and an entire trimester.

Access Our Apps Remotely – The Windows Virtual Desktop service allows you to access most University applications using a remote application or browser from your own personal device – Windows and Macs. Tip: use the remote application for a better experience.

Contact Digital IT for IT help with passwords, email, Blackboard and more, by phone: +44 (0)161 295 2444 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00 GMT) and email: Digital-ITServicedesk@salford.ac.uk