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Learning Online

This page aids students in the transition from face-to-face to online learning and directly supports how your tutors have been guided to move your modules online in response to the Coronavirus.

If you have any technical issues in accessing your learning, contact the Library support team:

Step 1: Make a study plan

The Module Leader for each of your modules has published an updated Teaching Plan. This Teaching plan is located in the ‘Module Information’ unit under the ‘Content’ area of your Module Learning Room. Login to NOW and check this section and the Newsfeed for each of your current modules. If you have any problems finding this information, contact your Module Leader.

Make a note of each of your live online sessions. Identify the recourses and activities you are being asked to complete in your own time over the remaining academic year and add these to your calendar. Revisit these Teaching Plans regularly as more activities and resources may be added.

We understand that this is a difficult time and you may struggle to attend live sessions due to access to technology and commitments that you may have during this period. Where possible, your tutors are creating resources which will allow you to study in your own time and will live record sessions, so they are accessible later. If you have issues in accessing your learning, please contact your Module Leaders for support.

Step 2: Start communicating with your tutors and fellow students

Module updates will be shared via your Learning Room Newsfeeds so checking these frequently, and daily where possible, is a good idea. Your Module Leaders will be creating discussion forums in your Learning Rooms so that you can discourse around a topic with your tutors and fellow students.

Any 1:1 meetings will be carried out via Microsoft Teams Meetings and can be accessed through a link that your tutor will share with you. This link will be shared either through a calendar invite or  from within NOW. You can also set up Microsoft Teams Meetings with fellow students for group work and collaboration via your NTU calendar.

To make sure you get all your module and course updates, update your notification settings in NOW:

  1. Login to NOW at now.ntu.ac.uk.
  2. Click on your name in the Navigation Bar in the top right of your window and click ‘Notification.’
  3. Tick the two ‘News’ boxes to get email notification of any News items from your Learning Rooms.
  4. Tick the three ‘Content’ boxes to make sure you do not miss any new content published in your Learning Rooms.
  5. Click ‘Save’ to update your notification settings.

Step 3: Start learning

Your tutors have set up Module Learning Rooms, to help you to know where to go and what to do next. Go to the ‘Learning Resources’ unit of the ‘Content’ area, and you will see the outline for the remaining weeks of teaching. Work through these learning materials in order and keep to the schedule identified in the ‘Teaching Plan’.  Contact your Module Leader or use the discussion forums provided if you encounter problems or require help with that module.

The Library provides a variety of resources to support your use of online tools and develop your study skills. The resources are available via the Help button on the NOW top navigation bar; these include NOW support, PebblePad, subject guides, Library workshop presentations, tutorials, and useful hints and tips on how to approach your studies. There is also guidance on developing your writing, maths and statistics skills.

For specific help and advice email: libinfodirect@ntu.ac.uk

Step 4: Check your engagement score in the Student Dashboard

The ‘Student Dashboard’ will tell you how much you are engaging with your online learning compared to others on your modules. The Dashboard is a good starting point to see if you are putting the right amount of time into your studies. To access the Dashboard and your engagement score, click on the Student Dashboard item on the top navigation bar of NOW’s homepage or visit: https://studentdashboard.ntu.ac.uk/dashboard.

Step 5: Keep learning with LinkedIn Learning

As an NTU student, you have a wide range of additional resources and tutorials available to you outside of your modules to help develop you further. LinkedIn Learning provides a variety of audio and video tutorials on a range of topics from specific software to research skills.

Still need help?

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