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VPN access from off campus

Last updated: Tue Jun 30 10:57

If you are connecting to VPN from off campus and you are experiencing connectivity issues, please ensure that ‘Off Campus Use’ is selected in the ‘Group’ drop-down list, before entering your GUID credentials to log in to VPN.

Please save any work then sign out of your PC. Then click the icon on the bottom right of the screen labelled 'Network sign-in' (image of two monitors).
The VPN (Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility) client will appear
Check that SBL is selected. If not, click the down arrow and select SBL
Select the 'Connect' button
From the 'Group' drop-down list select 'Off Campus Use', enter your University of Glasgow credentials then select OK.
Then login to the PC.

OTHER USERS off campus:
Please save any work then disconnect from VPN.
Select the 'Connect' button again.
From the 'Group' drop-down list select 'Off Campus Use', enter your University of Glasgow GUID credentials then select OK.

Moodle summer upgrade dates 2020

Last updated: Tue Jun 30 12:19

Moodle will be unavailable on the following dates and times to allow for an upgrade to version 3.8:
  1. Tuesday 7 July, 09:00 – 12:00 (BST):  Moodle Storage upgrade 
  2. Tuesday 21 July, 09:00 – 12:00 (BST): 3.8 upgrade .
Information about the upgrade including:
  • changes in 3.8
  • additional UofG developments
  • the inclusion of the Blackboard Ally accessibility checker.
  • a link to a demo version of Moodle 3.8 
Apologies for any inconvenience,
Please Note: As previously communicated, Urkund will no longer be available after the upgrade on 21/07/2020

Security advice

Last updated: Thu Jun 25 14:43


The Internet is awash with bogus emails containing viruses, malicious code or attempts to 'phish' your details by requesting you to 'revalidate' your account and appearing to come from the University, Student Loans Company, businesses, banks, and other carriers, friends,colleagues and other staff and students in the University etc.
Please treat All unsolicited email with suspicion, even if the sender appears to be an organisation or person that you think you can trust. If you are in any doubt whether opening something is safe, contact the IT Helpdesk. The University will NEVER ask you for your details via e-mail

Please be aware that scammers can call you on the phone pretending to be some form of support service like the IT Helpdesk, Microsoft or other company. If you are in any doubt of the identity of a caller please contact the Helpdesk directly yourself.