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Microsoft Office

Office 365

Office 365 is rolling out across the University for business use up to Christmas 2018.

View the support materials from Microsoft here.

Online Training

We provide self-study online training for Microsoft Office that you can access from anywhere you have internet access, and work through at your own pace.

Some of the software covered by the online training includes:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Access
  • Project
  • Sharepoint
  • Skype
  • Outlook
  • Office 10 & Office 13

Accessing the Online training for the first time

The first time you access the online training you will need to set a password.

Click on the New Password link and enter your University email address. A new password will be emailed to your University email account.

Once you have your password you can go directly to and login.

As you work your way through the online learning materials, CustomGuide will track your progress and if you get to the end of a package it will enable you to print a certificate.  

Accessible Document & Presentation Files

As a result of the change of support for students in regards to funding for students with additional needs, more effort needs to be made to make material used for teaching and support is more accessible. We must ensure no student is disadvantaged by the material we provide.

This is a brief guide on tips to make your documents and presentation files more accessible.

Accessible Learning Material.

Workbooks & Practice Files

Our workbooks combine learning material with accompanying task-based practical exercises, so that you can learn at your own pace and practice your new skills using the sample exercise files. Popular titles include Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

These workbooks are in pdf format so you will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view or print them.

A selection of short guides giving an overview of shortcut keys and toolbar buttons for both PC and Mac users, covering Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and FrontPage and a selection of other popular applications, Dreamweaver, Visio, Photoshop, Fireworks and Flash.

Filestore Management

The size of the University’s electronic storage areas is increasing at a greater rate than
ever before. In order to keep systems running efficiently, we all need to take responsibility
for ensuring that we only store relevant information in the correct place. This is part of a
larger University initiative to help you make the best use of University systems and your
own electronic storage quotas. This guide will assist you in that process. Open user guide

Wimba Create

Wimba Create is a small tool that adds-in to Microsoft Word enabling you to transform Word documents into more interactive and engaging online packages. Find out more...