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What is Facebook?

Facebook is an on-line Social Networking Service. Its mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected Information about Facebook.

You can read the Facebook principles on this page

You can read the Facebook safety philosophy on this page

Who uses Facebook?

Initially created by and for students at Harvard University (US), Facebook is now available for use by anyone aged 13yrs and over.

Students -

Staff -

Why should I use Facebook?

How do I use Facebook?

Using the group and privacy settings within Facebook, you can create a Facebook group which your students can access but is private from anyone else. You can create

  • Online tutorial Facebook 101 (Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc).

How do I access Facebook?

You can access Facebook via your web browser, you can install Facebook on your desktop computer or mobile device. Visit Facebook to get started.

Support for Facebook

Facebook is not supported by ITS, please visit the Facebook help centre.

Individualised support using this technology in your teaching is available from the CATs (Contacts for Academic Technology). Visit this page to find out more and contact your CAT.

Support is also available from Centre for Academic Development (CAD) staff please send an e-mail to CAD-Contact or contact CAD staff, Stephen Marshall, Irina Elgort or Jillian Pawlyn.