Did you know? Jan 2017 – Student edition

In this edition learn about: Getting started with IT / IT Helpdesk contact details and opening times / ServiceDesk / Phishing and spam guidance / IT training materials via Moodle / Free Office 2016 for Students / Multifunctional devices for printing, scanning and copying / LSHTM mobile app / Web accessibility on our webpages

Glossy power buttonWe help you get started with IT

The IT Services intranet pages provide a wealth of information to get you started with the IT available.


Student intra

help_balloonIT Services are here to help!

The IT Services Helpdesk is your first point of contact for IT related and network enquires.

The staff can assist with queries about day-to-day use of the PCs in the computer classrooms, password change or expiry, disk space limits, as well as offer advice and assistance with the use of the School’s wireless network, printing from laptops, remote access and laptop purchasing. Faults with the computer equipment in the classrooms should also be reported to the Helpdesk.

Contacting the ITS Helpdesk:

  • Use the ServiceDesk Self Service Portal
  • Visit us: Room LG1 (Lower Ground Floor) at Keppel Street
    from 8:30am – 5:30pm!
  • E-mail us:
  • Call us on extension 5000
  • Call us on +44 (0) 20 7927 2186

ServiceDesk makes it easy to get help

Our new shared service portal simplifies how to get support or request services from supporting departments. At the moment, IT Services, Estates and Agresso Support (Agresso is the School finance system) have made their services available via ServiceDesk. Take a look: http://servicedesk.lshtm.ac.uk

ServiceDesk landing page

phishing_graphic_sm Scammers are constantly coming up with new tricks

Don’t get caught out! Please take a moment to read our guidance on phishing and spam emails, not only to protect your University account and data but also so that you can remain vigilant during your personal online use: Phishing and spam emails

LearningIT Training materials and video workshops are now available in Moodle!

All of the IT Training workshop materials are now available in Moodle. Our booklets and exercise files can all be accessed through the navigation pane in Moodle. Simply click “My Courses”, then “LSHTM Communities”, then “Student Communities” and you will see the IT Training MSc Moodle module. While it is useful to know how to find the materials, here is a direct link:  https://ble.lshtm.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1522

You can also book yourself onto IT workshops using the link at the top of the page.

We have also created video workshops for MS Office and will be adding more throughout the year. Currently, there are video workshops for Excel: Charts & Graphs; Excel: Data Management; Excel Formulae, Functions and Formatting; and PowerPoint: Academic Presentations.

Finally, as summer project submission nears you may find the Word formatting for Summer Projects materials and videos particularly helpful!


You are able to download a free personal copy of the Office 2016 programs*

As part of the School’s Office 365 licence, students are able to download a personal copy of the Office 2016 programs on up to five computers. The download page can be found here: https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx

Mobile and tablet versions of Office products are available free for a range of different devices. For more information visit the link above, then click Phone & Tablet and select your device.

You are permitted to use the Office programs at home whilst you are an LSHTM student. Once you are no longer enrolled at the School, you will need to purchase a license or subscription directly from Microsoft to continue to use the programs on your devices, or you can uninstall them at that time.

* Mac users will receive a subset of applications; those which are available in Office for Mac are Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote

Printer mfdWe have a dedicated webpage for the multifunctional devices (MFDs) which includes instructions on set up and printing

The print devices may look a bit daunting but they are surprisingly intuitive. If you do get stuck though, we have instructions available on the web for setting up printing and using the new devices.

Did you know that you can print an A3 preview on the new MFDs before submitting a poster for printing?


LSHTM MobileWe have a LSHTM Mobile App

Keep up to date on the latest School news, events and job vacancies, look up phone numbers and query the library catalogue, read the Noticeboard, check for IT service alerts, navigate around using street maps and building plans, find a free computer in a classroom or jump off straight to Webmail and Moodle.

To access the web app, simply browse to m.lshtm.ac.uk on your smart phone or other mobile device. It all runs in your browser so, no need to download anything from an app store. You can easily save the page to your homescreen for quick reference at any time.

browsealoud-targetOur webpages have web accessibility enabled

BrowseAloud is enabled on our webpages. This offers text to speech functionality as well as the ability to translate into 35 languages. To find out what great features are available, check out our factsheet.

bullet_questionWe want to hear from you!

We constantly strive to provide an excellent IT Service to the School. To be sure that we meet your needs, we need to understand what those needs are. You will soon receive a survey from us so that you can feedback on your experience of the IT Services provided at the School. Please do use that opportunity to share your views with us.

In the meantime, if you wish to inform us of anything that we could do to improve our service offering, please contact .

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