If you're using Google Chrome (which is our preferred browser) then click on the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen.
Then hover over Tools and Create application shortcuts...
This will open a popup. Select the type of short cut you want to create and click create.
There is currently no easy way to do this in Firefox, however, Firefox do have some suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website