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Learning and teaching desktop is changing over the summer to desktop@UCL

29 August 2013

Desktop@UCL replaces the current ISD Myriad and Cluster WTS 2000 Desktop services that are used by staff and students.


The new Desktop is being rolled out into all Learning and Teaching spaces including: ISD Managed Cluster Rooms, Halls of Residences and Lecture Theatres. 

The rollout is now underway and will continue throughout August and September. Approximately 480 computers have already been converted in 30 locations. The rollout schedule is available at:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/community/projects/ucl-desktop/summer_rollout

The rollout is being undertaken in two phases. Firstly, core applications are being rolled out (this includes Windows 7, Office 2013 and web browsers), followed by weekly releases of learning and teaching applications.  A list of released applications is available at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/community/projects/ucl-desktop/availableapps and is updated on a weekly basis.

If there is a particular application you require over the summer period, please contact the project team by emailing ucldesktop@ucl.ac.uk so that this can be made available.

All learning and teaching applications will be available by the start of the new term. The DMS Watson Library will be one of the last areas to be converted to Desktop@UCL and some Myriad computers will be available if any student needs to access an application that is not yet released on the new Desktop. 

A full list of applications which will be available on Desktop@UCL by start of the new academic year can be found at: http://swdb.ucl.ac.uk/?filter=Desktop@UCL

Room Bookings, Summer Rollout and Access to Applications

If you have booked any Learning and Teaching spaces over the summer which have already been converted to Desktop@UCL, you will be able to access the internet and Office applications and any of the released applications. Please consult the rollout schedule at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/community/projects/ucl-desktop/summer_rollout for information on which areas have been converted.

Desktop@UCL Team