UCD College of Business: Learning Technology Orientation

During your time in the College of Business you will be required to use a range of different online learning tools and applications within your programmes. The Business eLearning team is here to support you in utilising these tools and technologies as part of your learning journey.

The Business eLearning website houses lots of useful information that you can refer to over the course of your studies.

Below are a series of resources, which aim to give you an understanding of the main learning systems you will be using as well as showcasing innovative technologies that are available to you as a student of the College of Business


Microsoft Office 365

MS Office 365All UCD students have access to a free install of MS Office 365, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access (for Windows only). MS Office 365 also give access to OneDrive cloud hosting, and additionally gives access to a number of other applications including MS Teams and OneNote.

MS Office 365

Blackboard Intro

Blackboard Intro

This resource will introduce you to Blackboard the Learning Management System used in UCD. it includes and overview of the system, how to access it, and what to expect from the navigation and module structure when using Blackboard for the first few times.

Blackboard Basics

Blackboard Assignments

Blackboard Assignments

In some of your module you will be asked to upload your assignments electronically, via the Blackboard LMS. This resource will further develop your understanding of the LMS: outlining how to submit assignments, and what to expect from Blackboard's built-in plagiarism detection tool (SafeAssign).

Blackboard Assignments

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Collaboration Tools

Collaboration Tools

In this resource we introduce you to the many online tools available to you in UCD for collaborating in groups on assignments and for module specific activities. Students have access to a number of free Cloud Storage and Team Management tools from Google and Microsoft that can be used to help manage group work contributions.

Collaboration Tools

Financial Times Online

FT Online

Financial Times Online is a resource made available for free to Business School students, that allows you to access premium content and services from the Financial Times. Students gain an myFT account, can tailor business news alerts to their research, and access current and archived content for both local and global editions. FT Online provides a number of business information tools to support your learning.

FT Online

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Bloomberg

Bloomberg

The Data Analytics Lab facilitates diverse learning experiences outside the traditional classroom. Deloitte have partnered with the School to bring a suite of state-of-the-art Bloomberg Terminals, with dual screens views and colour-coded Bloomberg keyboards to allow students to do real-time financial market analysis.

Bloomberg Lab

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