Many of you have been asking how to find your way around the new VLE – here are some helpful tips.
The VLE Home page
We’ve made the news much more obvious – remember to log in regularly to make sure you aren’t missing important announcements.
You will see a box for each of the courses you are registered for. Alternatively you can – “See All Courses” – which will also be on the home page.
The little red dots tell you what has recently changed or been updated on that course page. Check these to make sure you don’t miss out on important updates.
Clicking on the red dot brings up a menu where you can see the changes and access them directly.
Looking for the discussion forum? Or your messages from other students? Try the “Social media” button!
A Course Page
There is a menu at the top of the page
- “Course Home” – Will always return you to the course home page
- “Topics” – shows course materials, including chapters in the subject guide
- “Exams” – links to the past exam papers for this course
- “Study Support” – contains useful additional links
Click on “Topics” to see the list of available resources for that course. Select the topic of your choice to access the relevant content, such as audio presentations (if available).
You can access past exam papers by clicking on exams and then on “exam papers”.
On the course home page you’ll find a description of the course, a word cloud of the common terms and some buttons which allow you to quickly access different parts of the course.
You can easily change course by going to the drop down menu on the right hand side.
We are continuing to make changes to improve the layout and navigation of the VLE. Feedback is welcome below.