At UCD Quinn School the use of technology is not just about preparing you for the business world, but is also a marvellous learning and communication tool, allowing you to interact freely with the school and your fellow students, both on and off campus.
E- Learning Environment
Our E-Learning system is called Blackboard and consists of a learning and content management system. Apart from being able to access your module content online you will also use Blackboard as an assessment tool. You will upload your assignments from your laptop to Blackboard so the lecturer can collect, mark and then distribute your grade.
As technology is an integral part of Quinn School Programmes, students must attend a mandatory Technology Course prior to the start of term.
The course introduces students to the systems and applications they will be using at UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business has a mandatory laptop requirement. This facilitates the use of the online learning environment, various forms of eLearning and e-assessment. The degree programmes at the school rely heavily on student interaction with technology. All students are required to bring their laptop, power supply and network (LAN) to the business school on a daily basis.
The UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business has a mandatory laptop requirement. This facilitates the use of the online learning environment, various forms of e-learning and e-assessment. The degree programmes at the school rely heavily on student interaction with technology. All students are required to bring their laptop, power supply and network (LAN) to the business school on a daily basis.
The business school’s advised minimum standard operating environment is outlined below:
|System Type||LAPTOP PC Based System.
|Processor||2.0 GHz or equivalent.|
|Hard Disk Size||150GB (with 30GB free disk space).|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional or
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional. NB: All OS should have English language pack installed. Apple hardware and software is not completely compatible with the UCD online learning environment. Compatibility with the network, course work and applications used by lecturers cannot be guaranteed. Some MACs may require an adapter to connect to ethernet wired network as is required for in-class tests. Some modules may require specific Windows based software, i.e. Information Management is a Core module in second year and requires MS Access, PDP is a Core module in third year and requires a GMetrix software client to gain access to MS Office testing for assessment -- these are both PC-only software programs.
Therefore if you (the student) decide to use an Apple laptop in the Lochlann Quinn School, you will be responsible for testing it with the UCD systems in advance of class and addressing resulting issues (if any) that may arise.
(Please note: Windows emulation on a MAC can be achieved using VMWare, Parallels or Boot Camp. This service is not offered by UCD IT services and students may find this process technically difficult so we advise you to identify and engage with a third party IT provider.)
|Application Software||MS Office 365 is available to all students of UCD.
Click HERE to find out more.
|Browser Software||You should ensure Mozilla Firefox and at least one other Internet Browser is installed.|
|Network Card||Internal LAN Card with RJ45 connection.|
|Network Cable||100 Base-T Ethernet cable, UTP CAT 5, 3-4 meters in length.|
|Anti-Virus||Installed anti-virus software and a virus-free laptop.
UCD students can avail of Sophos anti-virus software, free of charge.
Click HERE for more information (UCD credentials required).
|Anti-Spyware||Installed anti-spyware and a spyware free laptop (eg. Windows Defender from Microsoft.com).|
Apple hardware and software is not completely compatible with the UCD online learning environment. Compatibility with the network, course work and applications used by lecturers cannot be guaranteed. Therefore if you (the student) decide to use an Apple laptop in the Lochlann Quinn School, you will be responsible for testing it with the UCD systems in advance of class and addressing resulting issues (if any) that may arise.
Tablets are considered to be complementary devices to the Lochlann Quinn compulsory laptop requirement.
Tablets on the market today are not powerful enough to run the online learning and assessment environments. Most tablets do not have a LAN cable connection. Please note that all online assessment in the Lochlann Quinn School of Business must be completed using a laptop connected to the cable (LAN) network.
The recommended Windows operating systems have been rigorously tested with the UCD network and the UCD online learning environment. The recommended Application Software contains tools that are commonly used in practice in the business world. These will be used to deliver in-class training, for assessment purposes, presentations, etc.
A LAN (local area network) cable enables students to access the internet in UCD through a high-speed wired connection.
Even though there is wireless throughout UCD, students are required to use a network cable in the classroom. The LAN connection is faster, more secure and more stable than the wireless network.
All assessment in the UCD School of Business must be completed using the LAN connection.
Our online learning environment is called Blackboard. Through Blackboard you will be able to
- Access your course content;
- Upload assignments for grading;
- Complete and submit tests online.
During the first three weeks of term you will receive training on how to use Blackboard. Prior to attending the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business, please take a look at the UCD Business School Blackboard tutorials.
The UCD IT Services Helpdesk can provide you with assistance and information on most IT issues.
|IT Centre||Location||Opening Hours|
|1. Daedalus Building||Ground Floor||Monday to Friday
09.30 to 17.30
|2. Newman Building||1st Floor, D Block,
|Monday to Friday
09.30 to 17.30
(09.30 to 13.00 out of term time)
|3. Health Sciences Building||1st Floor Student Lab D113|| Monday to Friday
09.30 to 17.30
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone:(01) 716 2700
- Offices: IT Centres (listed above)
- General hours of service: Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.30.