Get to know your IT services at DMU
During your first week at DMU you will receive your University username and password. Once you receive it you will have access to a wide range of IT services on and off campus. Take the time to familiarise yourself with these to ensure you know where they are when you need them.
Once you have been given your University username and password, and have been able to log on successfully for the first time. Make sure you register on the self-service password reset system. This allows you to setup a series of security questions. So that, in the event you forget your password, you can go to this site and reset you password automatically.
Blackboard is a web based virtual learning environment to support your learning. Blackboard provides access to online learning materials from any computer with internet access. It enables you to continue your learning activities, collaborate and access resources away from the lecture room. It is also, where you will find DMU Replay recordings.
MyDMU is a personalised, online system designed to support you while you study. This award-winning software complements the facilities provided by Blackboard.
MyDMU is also available as an app; which you can download now and view as a guest user:
When you log in with your university username and password MyDMU is tailored to your individual needs and allows you to access a wide range of information. Including:
- the ability to view class timetables by course and module
- being able to update your personal information
- access your university financial account information, including bursaries and grants.
It also gives you access to a wide range of information on sports and fitness, accommodation, student representatives and the DMU Students’ Union (DSU).
MyGateway is DMU’s online one-stop-shop for career planning and job hunting. On this site you can access adverts for part-time jobs, placements and internships, graduate jobs and graduate training schemes. Build your online CV and covering letter using a variety of templates. Browse an extensive library of online resources. Including access to a wide range of aptitude tests and personality assessments.
MyGateway is also where you would go to book an appointment with one of the services available in the Student Gateway, including finance and welfare, disability issues, counselling, mental health and wellbeing.
Eduroam is an international educational wireless network allowing you to access Wifi around campus and at other universities around the country which has Eduroam services. Eduroam provides you with a secure connection ensuring the security of your data. You will need your DMU username and password to set up Eduroam on your device, but once you have successfully connected, your devices will automatically go online while on campus.
Printing is simple at DMU, just swipe your student card at any machine and you can print from and to any student printer at the university. We have a fleet of 90 identical multi-function devices available across campus. This allows you to print to any student printer as well as access features such as photocopying and scanning to your University email address.
Topping up your printing account is easy too. Just use one of the kiosk located on campus or the printing portal.
For some practical advice and assistance in keeping safe online, our Information Technology and Media Services team have produced this useful Staying Safe Online booklet.
For more information on IT systems at DMU, click here.