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Desktop@UCL: drop-in sessions announced

12 September 2013

UCL’s desktop service is changing to Desktop@UCL for the new academic year, and the project team have planned a series of drop-in sessions to help people get acquainted with the new system.

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The rollout of Desktop@UCL into learning and teaching spaces is near completion and all ISD-managed cluster rooms, halls of residences and lecture theatres will be on Desktop@UCL by September 23.

Accessing applications

All learning and teaching applications for Term 1 are in the process of being released and will be available by September 23.

All applications formerly available on the cluster and lecture theatre desktop service (Myriad) will be accessible through Desktop@UCL for the new academic year. For any queries related to applications, please contact the project team by emailing ucldesktop@ucl.ac.uk.

The DMS Watson Library is one of the last areas to be converted to Desktop@UCL and some Myriad computers will be available until September 23 if any student needs to access an application that has not yet been released on Desktop@UCL. If students are unable to access the Myriad computers in the DMS Watson Library, they should contact the project team by emailing ucldesktop@ucl.ac.uk.

Trial Desktop@UCL and drop-in training sessions

A series of drop-in sessions have been planned to help people get started on Desktop@UCL:

  • 17 September, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Malet Place Engineering 1.02
  • 19 September, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Malet Place Engineering 1.02
  • 1 October, 1pm-2pm, Medawar G01 Lankester Lecture Theatre
  • 3 October, 1pm-2pm, Malet Place Engineering, 1.03

There is no need to book a place.

To find out more, visit the Desktop@UCL service website.

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