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Library Guides

Online Learning: Get the IT right

IT Tips

  • Make sure that you have reliable internet access
  • Check regularly your university email address, Blackboard and other learning platforms 
  • Familiarise with IT support (Service Desk) 
  • Back up your materials using cloud storage, for example Dropbox or Google Documents
  • Improve your IT skills with LinkedIn Learning and other guides (see boxes below)

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning provides access to thousands of online courses on a wide-range of topics including:

  • software packages that you need to use at University
  • skills relevant to business and management, technology, and the creative industries
  • study skills, soft skills and personal productivity skills
  • leisure interests such as photography, and learning a musical instrument

Access LinkedIn Learning 

This LinkedIn Learning guide helps you understand the range of course available on LinkedIn Learning. The guide provides technical guidance, recommends courses by school, and links to the Student Success Skills courses. 

Platform and Tool Guides

The university offers online guides on some commonly used online platforms and tools:

  • Blackboard
  • Collaborate
  • Padlet
  • Teams 
  • Online submissions 
  • Turnitin

Get Free Software

The University provides you with a range of software for your studies:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Autodesk Software - AutoCad, Revit, Maya, 3DSMax
  • Klynt
  • MATLAB
  • NVivo
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • SPSS 
  • Unity Personal

Check the Student Hub page on online learning for more information (scroll towards the bottom of the page). 

Improve the Accessibility of Your Device

IT Service Desk

Still in trouble? Call or log a ticket with the Service Desk.

Access the service desk

Phone number: 020 7915 5488 

Online Library

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the University of Westminster libraries have moved their services online. The libraries remain dedicated to providing access to a broad range of electronic resources and support. Friendly and approachable teams based online are ready to help you with your queries. 

Access the library (and live chat) 

This guide provides help on how to use the online library.