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Blackboard is the University’s virtual learning environment where academic staff post information, resources and activities online relating to your programme of study.
Your Blackboard includes Turnitin (e-submission, originality checking and e-feedback), which you’ll use for the majority of your assignments, desktop video conferencing and the PebblePad e-portfolio tool.
How can a student access the service?
You access your Blackbard via Portal. When you’re logged on to a University PC or iBorrow, Portal will be your home page.
Free and Discounted Software
As a student at Canterbury Christ Church University, you can get download free software to help you, including:
- Office 365 Pro Plus
- Sophos Anti-virus software
- NVivo 10 and SPSS
Office 365, including the full range of Office applications, is available free to registered students studying at the University.
It allows you to install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.
To install Office 365 use the following link and log into your student account using your student email address and password. From there you can download the software package you are interested in making use of:
- Office 365 installation
Note: At the final stage of installation you will be asked to sign in to the application. Make sure that you enter your email address in the format of firstname.lastname@example.org. This will validate your installation.
Sophos anti-virus software
The Canterbury Christ Church University licence provides Sophos Anti-virus free for students, for use on personal home PCs and Macs.
- Download Sophos for Windows
- Download Sophos for Mac
For help with installing and configuring Sophos please follow these steps.
Data analysis: NVivo and SPSS
We offer NVivo and SPSS data analysis tools free for CCCU students. Download instructions and links can be found below:
Please note that these products come with a licence that will expire at the end of the academic year. If you are still a current student you can renew this licence by contacting the i-zone.
A wide range of software can be purchased at discounted process through Student Software Suppliers.
- Minitab can be purchased at a reduced price from ‘OntheHub’
- Tel: 01843 609888 (Broadstairs)
- Tel: 01227 922222 (Canterbury)
- Tel: 01634 894444 (Medway)
- Email: email@example.com