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Panopto Downtime 10pm-1am 15-16 August


Panopto will be unavailable between 22:00 and 1:00 on 15th-16th August. This is so that essential maintenance can take place.

Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit Online sessions


5/8, 24/8 MS Teams for Learning & Teaching Activities

6/8 MS Teams i gynnal gweithgareddau dysgu & addysgu ar-lein

20/8 Moving to Online Teaching

20/8, 25/8 Preparing Online Reading Lists

21/8 Writing Effective MCQs

24/8, 11/9 Active Learning & Online Engagement

3/9 Panopto Advanced

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Dawson Era e-book platform


Due to its parent company being placed in administration, the Dawson Era e-book platform will soon be switched off. Owing to the nature of this process nobody knows exactly when access will end, but we believe it will on or around 1st August. We are currently transferring our owned e-books from Dawson Era to the Askews & Holts VLeBooks platform, so we do not anticipate any significant loss of content.

However, we have been warned that, for technical reasons, items saved in the “My Account” area of Dawson Era probably cannot be transferred. We therefore recommend that, if you have any notes, comments, or searches saved in Dawson Era that you wish to keep, you should retrieve them as soon as possible.

For more information, please see or contact

Upgrade your version of Microsoft Office


During the summer vacation of 2020 Information Services will be updating the version of Office on the computers in teaching rooms, computer room and libraries to Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus.

This provides additional functionality as well as improved integration with Microsoft Teams.

Staff can upgrade to Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus on AU staff computers from the software centre:

All AU staff and students can install Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus on their own computer:  

ICT Service disruption on Tuesday mornings


A reminder that Information Services carries out essential maintenance on the University’s ICT services on Tuesday mornings. Access to all services, including email and web access, must be considered "At Risk" between 7am and 10am. We apologise for any inconvenience.