Learning Technology Orientation
The degree programmes at the UCD School of Business rely heavily on student interaction with technology. The School has a mandatory laptop requirement and all students are required to bring their laptop, power supply and network (LAN) cable to the Business School on a daily basis. Make sure you refer to our guide to the School of Business ‘Advised Laptop Standard’ found here.
To help you navigate your way through your new technology environment, the Business eLearning team deliver the compulsory module, Technology for Business, at the start of the academic year for all incoming students. You will see this class on your Semester 1 timetable.
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 Quinn School.
- UCD Connect & Code of Practice
- UCD Networks
- Accessing Brightspace
- Brightspace Basics
- Assignments in Brightspace
- Brightspace Online Tests
- Virtual Tour of the Innovation Corridor
- Quinn Studio Spaces
- Collaboration Tools
- Financial Times Online
Advised Laptop Standard
The Quinn School of Business has an advised laptop standard as part of the school’s Mandatory Laptop Policy. All UCD Business undergraduates are required to bring their laptops with them to class each day. This resource explains the needs of the online learning environment and recommend how you can adhere to the standard to best meet your technological needs.
Microsoft Office 365
All UCD students have access to a free install of MS Office 365, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote & Access (for Windows only). MS Office 365 will also give access to OneDrive and MS Teams (cloud hosting).
UCD Connect & Code of Practice
This resource will introduce students to essential UCD systems and the UCD Technology Code of Practice. These systems include UCD Connect, Module Registration, Library, Software Downloads and Brightspace, UCD’s learning management system. Remember to consider the UCD Technology Code of Practice when accessing all UCD systems.
This resource will introduce students to the three networks in UCD – UCD Wired, UCD Wireless and eduroam. You will use the UCD Wired network for in-class tests, UCD Wireless for everyday use and on your mobile devices and eduroam to connect to the Wireless Presentation and Collaboration system in the studios.
This resource will show you how to access the Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used in UCD. It includes information on logging into Brightspace, the Brightspace landing page and how to access your modules.
This resource will introduce you to the Brightspace Virtual Learning Environment used in UCD. It includes information on navigating your modules, and overview of the system, accessing your content and personalising your notification settings.
Assignments in Brightspace
In some of your module you will be asked to upload your assignments electronically, via the Brightspace VLE. This resource will further develop your understanding of the VLE: outlining how to submit assignments, and what to expect from Brightspace’s built-in plagiarism detection tool (Urkund).
Brightspace Online Tests
This resource will help you prepare to take an online test through the Brightspace learning management system. Tests require you to have a laptop that is registered to the UCD wired network and is physically connected to the network with an ethernet cable. It is the student’s responsibility to be ‘test ready’. Everything you need to know to prepare for taking tests online is discussed.
Virtual Tour of the Innovation Corridor
This 360 Tour of Quinn School of Business is an immersive augmented-reality and mobile-friendly virtual tour designed to help orientate you within the Quinn building and introduce you to some of the unique facilities and learning environments available to you within the Quinn School.
Quinn Studio Spaces
This resource will introduce you to Quinn Studio Spaces in the new Moore Centre for Business building and on the Innovation Corridor in Quinn. These spaces allow small group audio-video presentations, digital collaboration and video calls.
The Data Analytics Lab facilitates diverse learning experiences outside the traditional classroom. The Lab houses 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.
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.
Financial Times 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.