On this page you will find helpful resources and supports available at NUI Galway.
Your EDTL Student Intern
Laura Ilupeju is the EDTL Project Intern at NUI Galway
Your Project Team Contact
Kate Molloy is the EDTL Project Representative at NUI Galway
Whilst we endeavour to ensure the information on this page is accurate and up to date, please visit the NUI Galway website for the latest updates.
2021/2022 Start dates:
6th of September for continuing students
27th of September for 1st year students
1. Introduction to Student IT
NUIG Information Solutions and Services provide lots of guides to commonly used software for students, including how to register and log in to your NUIG email. They also have a handy Microsoft FAQs page for most questions you might have about your Microsoft applications such as Outlook. NUIG have also recently published a SharePoint Site, which is being maintained by NUIG’s EDTL project team in order to gather together all the information you might need to cope with the technologies, approaches to learning, and assessment.
Blackboard is NUIG’s Virtual Learning Environment, which means it’s the place you access your course materials from. You can learn more about Blackboard here and also check out this short Online Learning Lesson which will explain some of its main features along with other tools you’ll need to learn online!
Students can also make use of Blackboard Ally, an accessibility tool integrated in Blackboard to help students access course content in a format that suits their own learning needs.
3. IT Guides
The NUIG Microsoft 365 Learning Pathways site provides some guides on getting started with Microsoft apps such as Teams and Word. NUIG also offers access to LinkedIn Learning for its staff and students. It has over 16,000 courses where you can learn anything you’re interested in at a pace that suits you.
The NUIG library website is a great resource. There, you can browse for books and journals available to you as a student, book a study space in the library and avail of various library guides and tutorials, including an introduction to referencing. Library materials, including eBooks, can be accessed online. There are also laptops available for student use within the Hardiman Library.
NUIG has printing services available for students and staff via the library. You can learn more about printing services here. You can also download software that allows you to print wirelessly from your device when connected to the NUIG WiFi. For more information on printing costs you can click here.
6. Software for Students
NUIG provides students with free access to a variety of software. This includes free access to Microsoft 365 applications, which means that you get free five downloads allowing you to download the apps across all of your devices.
7. Student Supports
NUIG Access Centre provides support for students participating on access programmes, students with disabilities and mature students.
NUIG Career Development Centre can help prepare you in choosing your career path.
Counselling services are offered to students remotely and there are also Self Help programmes you can work through in your own time.
Societies pages are updated regularly with information on events and how you can get involved. Also follow @NUIGSU on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with college life.