Clinical Teaching Fellows & Academies: Getting Started Guide

CTF TEL day 2018 – Learning Materials Showcase and Blended Learning Activities (Dominic Alder)

University Systems

Logging in:

Wherever you see a “Single Sign on” screen you should log in with your University user name and password.

Single Sign on

There may be other instances (such as logging into Microsoft products) where you need to log in with your username with the suffix e.g.

You can set your first password, and subsequently reset passwords later here:

Microsoft Office 365 Portal

Email, calendar and productivity tools

The University is in the process of phasing in Office365 to provide email, calendar and other productivity tools to all staff and students. One of these tools, OneNote, is being widely used across the new curriculum and will be further developed for use in the MBChB programme. Please view our OneNote information page and contact us for more information and training opportunities to get started with OneNote.

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Google Calendar

Timetabling for students on clinical placement

The University’s previous productivity suite (Google Apps) is still used to a lesser degree by colleagues and students across the University while the phased implementation of Office365 (mentioned above) draws to completion.

What does this mean for you? 

Google calendar is still used for students on placement at the Clinical Academies where you are based. You can access your Google calendar account at the link below, but you will need to ask your Academy Administrators to provide access to individual calendars for you.

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Blackboard Online Learning Environment

While Office365 provides the productivity tools to help staff and students work effectively, Blackboard is used to house course and curriculum information. The MBChB tab (recently developed) which is displayed in the top right of the screen after logging in will display important information about the MBChB programme. More specific information regarding the running of Years 1 and 2 as well as the teaching units in Years 3, 4 and 5 will be available in the individual Blackboard ‘courses’ for that year or unit.

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Forwarding University emails to your NHS account

To make it easier to keep track of your emails from the University you can forward your emails from your University account to your account. You will need to log into the Office portal and go into Outlook to get started.


Wifi access across NHS Trusts and the University

eduroam (education roaming) is a secured WiFi network service that allows students and staff to use the credentials from their own institution in order to access network services at other eduroam participating institutions—without having to set up a guest account.

To set up your mobile device or laptop to use eduroam, follow the instructions on the IT Services Wireless site. As well as throughout the University of Bristol campus, eduroam is now available at all of the Clinical Academies.


Microsoft OneNote is part of the University’s suite of Microsoft applications available in Office 365. OneNote is freely available for all of your desktop and Mobile devices from or from the Microsoft  Office portal (

Student and Staff Remote Desktop

Across all of the Clinical Academies there are study areas, usually in the Academy Library or common rooms, which are set up with PCs capable of connecting to the University network. In these areas there will be an icon on the PCs’ desktop, that will prompt students for a University login when opened.

The Student and Staff Remote Desktop provide a full desktop experience in exactly the same way as if you were sat at a PC on campus. This means you will have access to the University of Bristol network, and all of the benefits that brings such as:


Hippocrates was set up to help medical students get a handle on clinical topics and to work towards creating equal access to teaching material and resources throughout the Academies. It is populated with a variety of learning materials (from tutorials to case studies to useful video footage and links to external resources). Several of the e-tutorials were written by students under supervision of consultants to ensure you are getting material relevant to clinical medicine in an exciting and interactive format.

Microsoft Surface Hub Development

The Clinical Academies have all purchased a Microsoft Surface Hub which is being used for teaching and inter-Academy collaboration. Alongside this, the University has begun to roll out a number of Surface Hubs in meeting rooms around the Bristol campus. 

Surface Hub
Surface Hub

More information on how to use the Surface Hubs and Skype for Business is available here:

Contact us:

Dominic Alder:
Martin Van Eker:
Jane Williams:
Gemma McCann:
James Lepoittevin:

Video presentations (2017)

Using the Surface Hub for remote teaching – Julian Cook

CTF collaborative space – Junaid Fukuta

Writing progress testing questions – Karen Forbes

Medical simulation and virtual patients – Junaid Fukuta