Using Salford Systems
Don’t miss out… here is our overview of key resources and services to help you learn effectively online, as well as on campus.
Set up multi-factor authentication
When you sign into your University account for the first time, you will be asked to register some additional information to ensure your account is kept safe. It is important to set up multi factor authentication for your account at the earliest opportunity.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) requires a second form of authentication when logging in to Microsoft Office 365 and its tools, the Student Hub and the Student Portal. It is required when you’re accessing your University account from a new device, a new web browser, a new location or you’ve not authenticated for 13 days.
- Forgot your password? Self-Service Password Reset allows you to reset your password at any time, once you have MFA set up.
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.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Password Reset - set up your account with this second form of authentication to access Microsoft Office 365 and its tools, the Student Hub and the Student Portal.
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.