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Welcome to IT - 2017

Welcome to Manchester Metropolitan University!

Here are the top five IT tips to help get you through your first few months here at the University.

If you need IT help please get in touch:

1. eduroam - University wifi

eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, international wireless service that is available to all staff and students at Manchester Metropolitan University.

As well as being available at institutions around the world, eduroam can also be used at Manchester Metropolitan University wherever the ‘eduroam’ wireless network is available.

eduroam is particularly convenient for smart phone and tablet users. Using eduroam, you don't need to type in your username and password every time you access the network. You only need to set up your device once, and then you can log in automatically wherever the eduroam network is available.

This means you can get on to Moodle, MyMMU, your email and the Library's collection of online journals and databases from a range of colleges and universities, not just in the UK, but from around the world.

All you need to do is set up your preferred device to connect to the eduroam network and, where prompted, enter the following information:

  • Username: your University ID number followed by '@stu.mmu.ac.uk', eg, 123456789@stu.mmu.ac.uk
  • Password: your University network password

Form more information about eduroam visit their website:

2. Email

We provide all of our students with email in the cloud using Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 is a reliable and secure email service accessible to all students, offering 50GB mailboxes, MS Office integration and tools to help facilitate collaboration.

  • This service is available 24 hours a day, from any device, anywhere in the world 
  • 1 TB cloud storage and document management using OneDrive 
  • Office 365 lets you install the latest version of Office for free, on up to five devices

You can access student email through MyMMU or through Office 365 directly:

Instructions for Android devices:

Instructions for Apple devices:

3. MyMMU and Moodle

As well as having access to excellent campus resources at Manchester Metropolitan University, your studies will be supported online.  This support and communication is accomplished through a virtual learning environment (or VLE) known as Moodle.

Moodle allows you to:

  • Access a variety of resources and information; including your personalised timetable, coursework deadlines and library resources
  • Review, reflect and discuss content with tutors and peers
  • Carry out various online activities including interactive assignments and quizzes
  • Submit your work
  • Receive feedback from your tutor

It is important to understand that Moodle is not just used for delivering resources, but will support the process of learning and developing your knowledge.

Moodle allows more flexible study, letting you view a variety of resources from the University including slides, podcasts, notes and documents anywhere you have internet access, at any time of the day.  It also allows you to work collaboratively while away from the classroom, or University, communicating and sharing documents and information through the use of forums, wikis and live chat rooms. 

Log in using your MMU username and password. You can also download the MyMMU app for Android and iOS and access your Moodle areas from your mobile device.

Your Moodle areas will give you access to each of the Units that you are studying as well as your programme of study and any supplementary resources and information from your faculty.

You can find guides for using Moodle in the Student Resource Area:

4. Printing

The Multifunctional printers are available to staff and students at all locations across the University and offer:

  • Black and white (mono) printing at A4 and A3 on all printers
  • Full colour printing at A4 and A3 on most printers
  • Scanning and photocopying in A4, A3 and custom sizes up to the maximum size of the glass.

We also offer Wide Format Printing (WFPs) in the Manchester School of Art.

Multifunctional printer guides

5. Passwords and security

In order to protect yourself and the University from any information security problems it is important to always consider the following points:

  • We are all responsible for IT security
  • Use secure passwords that are at least 8 characters long and include uppercase letters and numbers and keep them safe
  • Use email with care – report any suspicious emails to the IT Helpline
  • Collect your printing immediately
  • Secure your personal computer
  • Protect you electronic identity
  • Ensure all data is safe and back up your work
  • Don’t copy material without permissions
  • Don’t cause offence or break the law
  • Report IT incidents
  • If in doubt ask for help

Follow the links below for more detailed information about our Information security policies: