Off Campus Access to University & Library Websites The Gateway

http://gateway.lncn.eu

The Gateway has links to all University websites; alternatively, you can access the websites directly (see below for individual links). In order to log onto Blackboard, Email, or documents stored your H: Drive you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Your username is your Account ID which can be found on your Student ID card (numbers only). In order to log onto the Portal or Library resources, you may need to type ‘network\’ in front of your account ID (for more details please see Portal and Library Resources sections below). *If you are logging onto the University’s computer network for the first time, your password will be set to your date of birth in the format of monthddyy e.g. september0191. You will need to click on the ‘Change Password Management Utility’ on the front page of Blackboard in order to change this default password.

1. Blackboard (Bb)

http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk

Blackboard is the University of Lincoln's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It provides structured access to course documentation and learning materials, as well as enhanced communication facilities and other tools such as online assessments.

Username: your Account ID Password: your password*

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Blackboard Tips and Troubleshooting:
 If your H: drive is full you will be denied access to Blackboard. Transfer files to alternative storage media and then try to log on again. If the modules you are studying are not on Blackboard, you need to check with your tutor that the course is being delivered via Blackboard. If it is, you will need to check your registration with the Student Support Centre. https://portal.lincoln.ac.uk/

2. Portal

The University of Lincoln Portal provides access to information on some of the University’s departments and services. If you are using the following browsers: Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari: Username: your Account ID Password: your password* If you are using Internet Explorer with Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you may get the following log in screen:

Click on the link to ‘Use another account’, then enter your username and password as follows: Username: network\your Account ID Password: your password*

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If you are using Internet Explorer with Windows XP, you will be asked to enter a username and password:

Please note that you will need to type ‘network\’ in front of your Account ID: Username: network\your Account ID Password: your password*

Portal Tips and Troubleshooting:
 If your computer insists on automatically trying to log on using a ‘local’ user account, try deleting both cookies and saved passwords from Internet Explorer (under Tools>Internet Options) and then try to log on to the Portal again. Please note that this will delete all saved passwords and as a result may prevent access to other sites.

3. Library Resources
Library resources and information can be accessed from: http://www.library.lincoln.ac.uk Use Find it at Lincoln to search for books, e-books, journal articles, conference papers etc. More electronic resources can be accessed from the Resources tab on the Library web site. To log into Find it at Lincoln and electronic resources through the Library web site you will be asked for a username and password which will vary depending on which Internet browser and operating system you are using. Follow the advice provided in the Portal section of this guide. The Library Catalogue can also been used to find books and e-books and to access your Library account. It can be accessed from: http://catalogue.library.lincoln.ac.uk
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Library Catalogue Tips and Troubleshooting:
 In order to access your library account, you will need to enter your Account ID and 4 digit PIN. The PIN will be emailed to your University email account (look out for the message from Safecom). This is also your printing PIN. You will also need your PIN to request books. Please note that if you are a campus-based student, you may only request books if all the copies are checked out or if the book is at another campus.

4. Email http://email.lincoln.ac.uk
Your student email account can be accessed from off-campus. Username: your Account ID Password: your password*

5. H: Drive ftp://ftp.lincoln.ac.uk
If you save documents to your H: drive whilst working on campus, you can access them from off campus. Username: your Account ID Password: your password*

Useful Contacts
ICT Support Desk 24/7 Telephone: 01522 886500 Email: helpdesk@lincoln.ac.uk Student Support Centre Telephone: 01522 837080 Email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk Library Desk 24/7 Telephone: 01522 886222 Email: library@lincoln.ac.uk

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