Studying From Home

    Studying From Home

    Student Guide to Remote Learning 

    In the past weeks, your tutors have been working hard to blend face-to-face lessons and online learning.

    This guide is here to support you as we continue to deliver lessons online via the VLE and other online platforms.

    Please ensure you check your college email regularly in order to stay up to date with the latest information. If you are having problems logging into college systems you should contact the IT helpdesk

    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. 

    Useful Links

    Are you ready to be a distance learner?

    LinkedIn has a number of free courses to Support home study  

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