Digital Tools for Learning

There is a range of technology resources available for students in UCD. These consist of apps and tools that enable students to learn independently and perform at their highest academic level. Some tools are available to all students in UCD, whereas others are available to specific students registered for disability support.


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UCD’s Student Digital Ambassadors provide drop-in sessions to help students develop the necessary digital skills to succeed in UCD.  You may seek help with a wide range of skills including but not limited to:

  • UCD Wifi (access) & UCD Connect
  • Google Calendar & Google Drive (saving folders/files to Google Drive or USB)
  • Digital security e.g. logging off shared computers etc.
  • Email (e.g. attachments)
  • Microsoft Word
  • Blackboard, e.g. finding module descriptors
  • UCard (i.e. topping up, printing, photocopying)
  • Creating an excel spreadsheet and/or PowerPoint presentations

These drop-in clinics will take place between 2-4pm on the following dates in Semester One:

Wednesday 26th September

Wednesday 3rd October

Wednesday 10th October

Wednesday 17th October

UCD Access & Lifelong Learning has an AT Officer who can provide and train students who are registered for disability support with a range of AT tools. Usually recommendations will be made for AT tools when students attend for their Needs Assessment to register for support. If you are a student who is registered with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning for Disability Support and would like to avail of AT, please contact us to make an appointment to see the AT Officer (e-mail: You can find information on the tools available on our blog. You can find information on reading, writing, organisation and study tools.