MUSE (My University of Sheffield Environment) is the gateway to all your University online services. To access the services couldn't be easier, so why not log in now and find your way around before you arrive:
From any University of Sheffield web page (including this one) click Log in to MUSE
Enter your University username (example: mja16xy) and password
Click Log in
Now that you're logged into MUSE here's a few useful things to know:
This will show you the most common services students use, click on any service name to go in and start using the service. You can access My services from any University web page.
Account settings lets you do some important things. You can change your password, get your library PIN, requested a remote access password and more.
Here you are able to see / check personal details such as Registration Number, Next of Kin etc. You should update your term time address here as soon as possible.
Get online as soon as you arrive
University wifi is called eduroam. It’s fast, it’s everywhere and best of all: it’s free. Once you've set it up and you'll instantly be able to connect all over campus, including the residences.
In wifi settings, from the list of available networks, select eduroam
Type in your University username followed by @sheffield.ac.uk
Type in your password and select OK
Accept the eduroam certificate if prompted.
You can find out more about how connect different types devices, and which devices are not supported by eduroam here.
If you have trouble connecting to wifi just come and see us when you arrive. There's more information on where to find us in Step Six.
Explore your online learning environment
One of the online services you'll use most is Blackboard (MOLE - My Online Learning Environment).
There are loads of great features, so it's a great idea to familiarise yourself with Blackboard (MOLE) before you arrive. Why not watch our video then log in and take a look around.
Go to My services
Click on the Blackboard (MOLE) link
What can you do in Blackboard (MOLE)?
In MOLE you can download course materials, upload assignments, interact with other students in your tutor group and more.
Here are just some of the things you can do in Blackboard (MOLE):
Download course material
Interact with other students in your group
Your course material will appear the day before term starts, so don't worry if you can't see it.
Access Blackboard (MOLE) on the go
To access all of your course materials on the go, you can download the Blackboard Mobile Learn App, just download it from your app store.
Once you've downloaded the app, click to launch it, then follow the instructions below:
Type in University of Sheffield and search
Log in with your University username and password (the same as you used to log into MUSE)
You should then be able to see your course information (once it's available)
Set up your University email & Google Apps
Your University email account is provided by Gmail. Just login into MUSE , select Google Mail and that's it! You can now starting your University email account. Gmail has loads of great features that make sending and receiving mail easier than ever, so you might want to spend some time customising your inbox. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Organise your inbox into tabs
Tabs automatically sort your emails into different catagories.
Google will set you up with some default options, but you can customise these to whatever works best for you. Making it easier to access the information you need, when you need it.
Star important emails
You can use this to keep track of important emails or remind you to reply to them later. You can also search for starred emails.
This is another great way to keep track of important incoming emails. Priority inbox will identify important emails and separate them out from everything else.
By default, Priority Inbox splits your inbox into three sections: “Important and unread,” “Starred,” and “Everything else.”
There are other Google Apps for you to try too. You can find them in All Services in MUSE.
Google Drive is a secure cloud storage service which automatically synchronises your files, so if you update something on one computer or device, it gets updated everywhere.
Other Google Apps
Google Sites: Building websites in Google Sites is as easy as writing a document.
Google Calendar: Schedule meetings and keep track of your appointments with Google Calendar.
Hangouts: You can use Hangouts to send messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos.
Blogger: With Blogger you can create and manage multiple Blogs.
Download the free mobile apps from your app store and have access to everything you need wherever you are.
Download the iSheffield app
iSheffield is the University's mobile app. You can use it to see your timetable, campus maps, library reading lists and other information about your course. You will also be able to view Intro week events that you may want to sign up to.
Download the app for your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play store.
Sign in with your University username and password (the same as you used to log in to MUSE)
Get help when you arrive
We’re here to help during Intro Weekend so we can help you get connected and settled in as soon as you arrive. Just look out for the folks in the dark blue t-shirts.
We can help with connecting to wifi, getting to grips with our online services and any other IT queries.
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September
Find us in The Edge dining hall
We're here to help all year round too, get in touch.