When you join York College as a student, you will find that there are all sorts of systems that you probably know very little about. This area will provide you with a single stop for all of your induction needs. This covers both online resources and online inductions for the various departments around College.
Your College Network Account
You will already have received (via your personal email account) a username and password for the College's computer network. This gives you access to all of the College's software......and to the College printers (see below).
You can log in to your network account any time when you are within College....and it is also possible to access your files via the internet. Follow this link to access to your files from home. If, for whatever reason, you haven't received your network details via your email, once you have been given your Student ID Card you can scan it in the Learning Centre on 1 (ask a librarian if you're not sure about this) and it will give you a print out with your credentials.
Printing at York College
Before you can print, you need to register your ID Card at any of the printers within College. You will be shown how to do this when you have your induction. Once registered, you will be able to from college or from home (although you'll obviously have to come to college to pick your printing up!)
Once registered, follow this link and log in with your network username and password.
Your College Email Account (Office 365)
You will have been sent details of your Office 365 email account with your network details. Follow this link to log in.
It is important that you log into your email account as this is where you will find your timetable.
To access your timetable, log into your email account, then click on the "Calendar" tab at the top right of the screen. Your timetable will be displayed within this calendar....but only after the first day of term.
Loads of storage space and Office 365
Along with your email account, you also get 1Tb of space (that’s a lot!) via OneDrive and a cut-down online version of the Microsoft Office Suite called Office 365. Without having to download anything, you can create Word documents, spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations etc and save them to your OneDrive account. From here you can either attach those documents to an email, or share them online with whoever you want.
In addition to this cut down version of Office, you can download the entire Office suite onto your personal laptop or desktop computer by....
- Clicking on the cog icon at the top right of your email screen
- Select Office 365 Settings
- Select Software
- Click on the Install button.
Please be aware that this can take a little while to download and install, depending on your internet link.
If you prefer to use your own email account.....
There's nothing stopping you from using your own email account if you choose to but the College has a policy of only sending information to students via their official email addresses. So that you continue to receive any College emails, you can follow these simple instructions that will put a forwarder onto your College account and ensure that emails going to your In Box get forwarded to your own email account.
Using your own computer at College
If you wish to bring in your own computer to college and work on that, it's no problem.
To gain access to the College's wireless network with your own device, follow the instructions that will follow shortly.
Learning Centre Induction
You will find the Learning Centre invaluable as part of your studies and the subject specialist librarians will do their best to help you find the resources that you need to continue your studies. For a brief induction into the Learning Centre and how it can help you, follow this link.
Health and Safety at York College
Please make sure that you go through this presentation to ensure that you stay safe during your studies here. To access the presentation, follow this link.
Equality and Diversity
You will also be required to complete an Equality and Diversity induction, so that you can increase your understanding of E&D issues while at College.
So what do I do next?
If you've got your network login and are in College, feel free to use any of the computers in the hub areas or within the Learning Centre.
If you're at home, you can log into your email account by following this link.