Servicedesk Bitesize

UHI Servicedesk create short bitesize training videos on systems specific to the university and some common problems users might be experiencing.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com - Learn. Grow. Do.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is now available to all HE Students and all staff.  Staff requiring access for FE students should speak to John Smith in the first instance.

To access Lynda.com use your UHI Login ID. This online training resource has thousands of training videos for both personal and professional development. You can build playlists for yourself, teams and colleagues to provide tailored and focused development whether it be new software, dealing with software problems or getting a heads up on some forthcoming software launches.

From time to time, UHI Servicedesk will also publish recommended playlists for new software or corporate training requirements which are available through Lynda.com.

Getting Started

Click on the header above and enter uhi.ac.uk as the 'Organisation URL'

Alternatively you can access through a free app which is available on Android and Apple iOS (use your UHI login to access the service).

MyUHI

MyUHI - Login

What is MyUHI?

MyUHI lets you login to a virtual environment via Citrix to access your files and applications as if you were logging into a physical computer at the University/College/work place. MyUHI requires you to log into the service using your normal user name and password.

More MyUHI information

We have now released a new and improved MyUHI service which no longer requires the need to install Citrix Receiver.  Please see below for the basic user guide to this new service.

Basic user guide:

Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard - Login

What is Blackboard Collaborate?

Blackboard Collaborate™ is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. It delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they're together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools.

More Blackboard information

Blackboard Collaborate setup tutorial:

Helpdesk

Helpdesk - Login

What is Helpdesk?

Helpdesk is the ticket logging system used by the University of the Highlands and Islands and its partners.
You can use the helpdesk system to log your own tickets to us, check progress on your tickets that have been raised as well as search for a fix/answer within the FAQs area.

https://helpdesk.uhi.ac.uk

Helpdesk video guide:

Facilities

Please see below for a brief guide on using the Helpdesk ticket logging system to raise facilities tickets.

Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 - Home Use

The University is now able to offer all staff and students, with a @uhi.ac.uk email account, the ability to download Microsoft Office 365 for free. This can be installed on up to 5 devices, and on a number of different operating systems.

How to get Office 365:

Cisco Webex Teams

Cisco Webex Teams - Login

What is Cisco Webex Teams?

Cisco Webex Teams is the standard 'Personal VC' software used by The University of the Highlands and Islands. This software can be used by internal and external participants wishing to join our conferences from their PC/Laptop.

Note: Cisco made a decision to re-brand 'Cisco Spark' and as such they have renamed it to 'Cisco Webex Teams'.  Cisco Spark is the application that is used on most college machines at the moment with a view to have this updated to Cisco Webex Teams.  For now the functionality of Cisco Webex Teams remains the same as Cisco Spark.

Install

To download Cisco Webex Teams, visit their website

NOTE: to attend a conference you need to enter '@uhi.ac.uk' to the end of the dial in code (eg 79799@uhi.ac.uk)

Installation Tutorial:

Supported Devices

  • Android Smartphones: KitKat 4.4 and later
  • iPhone and iPad: iOS 10.0 and later
  • Mac: OS X Yosemite 10.12 and later
  • Windows: Windows 7 and later
  • Web: Google Chrome (latest), Mozilla Firefox (latest), Safari (latest), and Internet Explorer 11 or later on computers running Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Password Reset

You can change it at any time by following the instructions on Cisco's reset page