Remember that all important communications will be sent to your university email account so please remember to check your account daily. We also recommend that you follow us on social media so you can keep up to date with all the exciting stuff we're up to. Don't forget to tag us and use our hashtags #WeAreTUDublin and #InfinitePossibilities.
Your university email account allows you to access a range of software, including Microsoft Word for writing essays and PowerPoint for presenting your project work. Many of you also have access to specialist software, including Adobe Design products such as Photoshop and InDesign, as you use them in your studies.
For more information about IT services, please visit our IT Services website.
Are you buying a new laptop for this academic year?
As a registered student, you will be able to purchase computer hardware and software at discounted rates through the HEANet Store. You will find a guide to making a purchase from the store TU Dublin HEAnet Student Laptop Offer Guide here.
When teaching recommences in semester one, some of your lectures will continue to take place in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and your lecturers will also share with you notes, reading lists and assignments via the VLE. Students based in Grangegorman, Aungier Street, and Bolton Street will attend their online classes on Brightspace, while students in Blanchardstown and Tallaght will attend their online classes on Moodle.
To access Brightspace and Moodle, you will need a computer with a broadband internet connection. Other minimum requirements are:
- Processor: 2 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB
- Monitor minimum resolution (1024 x 768)
- Video Card
- Keyboard, Mouse, Headphones
- Chrome Browser (or other Internet Browser – see here for recommendations)
- Broadband Internet connection: 1.5MB/s (You can check your connection speed here)
Backdrops for your Video Calls on Teams
We have created a selection of TU Dublin backdrops that you can now add to your video calls on Teams. You can download them below along with our step by step guide on how to add a backdrop to your video call on Teams.
- MS Teams background green
- MS Teams background lightorange
- MS Teams background lilac
- MS Teams background navy
- MS Teams background teal
Template for your Presentation on PowerPoint