Whether you are looking to use Zoom for the first time, need a refresher on a specific topic or just want to see what’s new, we are running another batch of our popular Zoom tutorials through to the end of February 2021.
Our new sessions are topic-driven, so it’s worth attending even if you have been to one last year.
We run 3 x 30-45 minute sessions, covering the basics like signing in and screen sharing scheduling through to breakout rooms, annotations, whiteboards and polls.
In these unusual times, with most of us working or studying from home, we need to be even more vigilant and aware of our cyber-security. In particular, look out for ‘spear phishing’ campaigns that attempt to steal valuable information and plant malicious software.
Spear phishing emails and media posts can be highly sophisticated and difficult to spot. They are carefully drafted and often appear to be sent by a friend or company you know, a colleague or even a senior member of the University. You may be asked to share sensitive information or to access a file or document which contains malicious software.
What should I do?
If you are unsure the request is genuine, simply delete it
Don’t respond, open any attachments or click any links
If the request seems unusual or unexpected, check directly with the sender (preferably by telephone)
These requests are not genuine and should just be deleted
The University will never ask for your password
If you receive an email asking for your password or sensitive details, it’s a scam
If you would like further guidance or if you have clicked on a link and provided any details, please contact the IT Service Desk on 0191 208 5999.
The toolkit highlights the options available for off-site access to University IT services and software. It provides guidance on which services to use, depending on the task, along with advice on the equipment or software you may need.
Find out more about remote working:
Accessing your email, calendar and files
Collaboration tools to help teams and study groups stay connected