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Enhanced Content Lockdown Libguide: Software for Home Working

What's on this page?

Useful software for working from home. If you need any help with any of them, you can contact us via Livechat or email Student IT Support: 

Can't find software you used on campus PCs?

A list of LSBU supported software available for download can be found at

 *Staff should contact the IT Service Desk:

MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration platform complete with document sharing, online meetings, and many more extremely useful features for communications.

Being safe in MS Teams

Before you use MS Teams, you need to be aware of your responsibilities for keeping LSBU secure, looking after your data and ensuring that you are you safe. Always be wary of who you choose to share data with, especially using a collaborative tool which makes it easier for team and cross-team working. Think - is your document confidential or in other ways sensitive? Is it safe to be shared in a Team or in a post?

Please take a moment to read through the ICT Security Policy for students below.

Download MS Teams

  1. Go to Download Microsoft Teams
  2. Choose to download Desktop or Mobile
  3. Download and install
  4. Sign in with your LSBU email address and password

You can find the quick guide for using MS Teams here:

Access MS Teams web version - has less features than Desktop version

  1. Go to:   
  2. When prompted, please enter your LSBU email address and LSBU password
  3. Click on the icon for MS Teams

Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access

Did you know that you can access your uni files from home? Any files that you have placed in your LSBU personal drive - I:Drive - can be accessed from home using our Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Our help sheet will guide you through it, but if you still need help you can email us at:

Remote Delivery Resources for Staff

LSBU provides the following tools to support remote learning and teaching that lecturers and students can utilise if the need arises:

Moodle     Panopto     Microsoft Teams     Turnitin

Staff can find further information on using these resources on Our LSBU

Panopto for Students

Panopto Student Resource

Lecture capture study tips – A PDF guide that provides LSBU’s students with study tips facilitated by the lecture capture system Panopto. This guide highlights a range of practical uses and benefits in using Panopto.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Accessing Adobe Creative Cloud Off Campus

During 'lockdown' Adobe have made Adobe Creative Cloud Apps available to students and staff off-campus.

A user guide can be found by clicking here.

This should work without any issues for anyone who does not already have Adobe products installed on their machines.

Simply log into Adobe CC and install the packages that you require.

If you do have older versions of Adobe CC and Adobe software already, then you should login to your Adobe account and try updating CC.

If you find that CC fails to update, try uninstalling and then re-installing Adobe CC.

Once Adobe Creative Cloud is updated you will be able to update existing software or install new Adobe products.

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