During your studies at Mid Sweden University, you will come across some tools that you need to be able to handle. On this page you will find information and user guides for the most common tools used at Mid Sweden University; Moodle, Zoom, Office Suites and Google Docs.

Digital tools for students

Computer rooms with temporary remote access during Covid-19 pandemic

Since 4 May, there are three computer rooms on campus with remote access only. Use the blue button to see a list of the rooms, the software installed and a guide to access them. 

Computer rooms with remote access

 

General about digital tools

During your studies at Mid Sweden University, you will come across some tools that you need to be able to handle. On this page you will find information and user guides for the most common tools used at Mid Sweden University; Moodle, Zoom, Office Suites and Google Docs.

If you would like further guidance with the tools, please contact our student mentors.

Learning Management System (Moodle)
Office suites (word processor, spread sheet and presentation programs)
Zoom

Learning Management System

Moodle

Mid Sweden University uses one centrally supported system for online teaching: the Learning Management System Moodle. You can access Moodle via the studentpages.

For you to access your course, you must register in LADOK. After registration it may take up to one working day before you can access your courses.

Office suites

During your study you will make use of various office software for writing reports and essays. The office suites include word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Microsoft Office

The computer lab at Mid Sweden University all have access to Microsoft Office, but also the laptops you can borrow at the university library.

Open Office

Open Office is an office suite that you can download for free.

iWork

Apple's equivalent to Microsoft Office.

Google Docs

As a student or employee at my university, you get a Google Account and can use Google Docs, a simple cloud-based office suite. In Google Docs, you and your fellow students can edit documents simultaneously, even if you are on different locations.

Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that Mid Sweden University uses to hold distance lectures and meetings. Learn more about how to use Zoom

Adobe Connect

Since spring semester 2019 we no longer use Adobe Connect.

Zoom

If something is not working, where do I turn?

If you are having a problem logging in or with other technical details, contact helpdesk@miun.se. In all other errands regarding Zoom, you turn to your course coordinator or teacher.

Can students use Zoom by themselves, for e.g. group meetings?

No, students do not have access to Zoom other than as participants.

When do I use the chat?

The chat is a communication tool for when you are many participants in the same Zoom meeting and you have your microphones off. In the chat, you can ask the teacher questions, comment if you cannot see or hear the teacher or communicate with other students.

Can I share my screen in Zoom to give a presentation?

Yes, if you want to show the other participants something in Zoom you can share your screen. You do this by clicking Share and choose if you want to share your screen or a specific programme on your computer. The difference between those two is that if you share your screen, everyone can see anything you do on your screen even as you change between programmes on your computer, whereas if you are sharing a specific programme the other will only see that programme, so if you move to another programme on the computer they will not see that.

When do I turn on my camera and microphone?

When you log into the meeting you will be prompted to join with your computer audio. Here, you can also check your sound quality. Clicking on Join with Computer Audio will start your microphone, or you can wait to start both audio and video until you are in the meeting. As a student, you will not always have to start either video or audio. If there are many participants in the lecture, it can be very cluttered if all cameras are on. Perhaps you only need to turn it on to give a presentation? Your teacher will have to guide you on how they want it in their lecture. However, always keep your microphone off when you are not speaking, as background noise can be very bothering.

How do I find my lecture in Zoom?

Your teacher will provide a link to the lecture in an agreed upon way, probably through Moodle or the class schedule. It will not be the same link for all lectures in the course, there will be new links created for each lecture. So make sure it is today's link you have found.

How do I log into Zoom?

How do I log into the Zoom app?
Download the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app from App Store or Play Store. Click on Sign in and choose Sign in with SSO. For company domain, write miun-se. That will take you to the regular Miun log in, log in there to start using the app.

 

How do I log into Zoom?
It is the same username and password as for the student portal.

Do I have to download an app or a programme to be able to use Zoom?

If you use a computer, a Zoom client will be automatically downloaded the first time you click on a Zoom link. If you want to participate through smartphone or tablet, you need to download the ZOOM Cloud Meetings App from App Store or Play Store.

What kind of equipment do I need to be able to use Zoom?

The same as for Adobe Connect or Skype. A computer, tablet or smartphone with a stable internet connection, a headset and a web camera.

General

Zoom is a net-based conference room solution that can be used for meetings or online lectures. Zoom have replaced Adobe Connect as Mid Sweden University´s online meeting solution.

How to get started with Zoom

To use Zoom, you need a computer/tablet/smartphone with a stable internet connection, as well as a headset and a web camera. When Zoom is launched, a Zoom client will be available, which you need to download to your computer or unit to participate in meetings.  

To participate in a meeting, click on the meeting/ lecture link you received and follow the instructions on the screen. You can also choose to join the meeting by means of a meeting ID (Open your zoom client and click on the blue Join a meeting button. Type your meeting ID and click Join.)

Please note:

  • Use your headset and camera at meetings
  • Turn off the sound when you are not talking
  • The chat history starts when you enter the chat room

Further information

 

Contact

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