Preparation for Online Learning

    Preparation for Online Learning

    This is the Preparation for Online Learning page. you must familiarise yourself and watch / read the materials on this page before you’re due to start at college.

    Accessing the College Systems

    Please see below video guides on how to access the college systems. Your college username and password will have been sent to you in your welcome pack and you will need these to log in. Your username is also printed on your ID card.

    Your college email address is your username followed by If you cannot log in please contact the IT Helpdesk,

    Accessing the VLE

    Accessing your college email

    Digital Literacy Audit Survey

    Please fill in the following survey on digital literacy. This uses Microsoft Forms, you will be required to log in with your college email address and password.

    Digital Literacy Audit Survey

    Or alternatively, copy and paste the below link in your web browser:

    Student Guide to Remote Learning

    Getting ready to study at home

    You will need a device to access your lessons. While a mobile phone is useful for a lot of things, it might be difficult to complete some work. Therefore, we recommend a laptop or PC 

    You will need broadband/WiFiYou will need an internet connection to access the VLE.  

    You may need speakers and a microphone and webcam. Some of your lessons may be delivered online via video conferencing in Teams, Zoom or Skype and you may be asked to contribute. Most smartphones should be compatible with the correct apps installed. 

    You will need to access the VLE your username and password. 

    You will need to access Office365  with your username and password. 

    You may need to install apps such as Teams on your mobile phone or laptop. Your tutor should contact you via your college email with joining instructions. Please check your junk folder regularly as these bulk messages could be marked as spam. 

    What to expect from studying at home

    Your tutor will set work for you to complete, usually through your course page on the VLE. You should visit regularly to access, learn and submit your work. 

    This would usually align with your timetable or with your programme of study. Tutors could deliver lessons through workbooks, a prepared presentation, an interactive learning package or a live conference. 

    It is important that if you are struggling to access any of the material or platforms that you let your tutor know as soon as possible 

    Your course has a reading list associated with it but you will also have access to a number of free resources to aid self-study: 

    Take a look at the LRC eResource directory. This is helpfully divided into subject areas. 

    Other useful links

    Staying Safe Online

    Digital Skills

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