NOW and Additional Support
The NTU Online Workspace (NOW) offers resources and information to support your studies, and enables you to organise all aspects of your academic life at NTU. You can access a range of eLearning tools that foster collaboration with lecturers and fellow classmates. NOW is accessible on or off campus, 24 hours a day.
"The NTU Online Workspace (NOW) offers resources and information to support your studies, and enables you to organise all aspects of your academic life at NTU. You can
access a range of eLearning tools that foster collaboration with lecturers and fellow classmates. NOW is accessible on or off campus, 24 hours a day."
This guide will help you to get started using NOW as a vital part of your learning
Advanced NOW Features
For more guidance on the more advanced features on NOW, such as using discussions, lecture capture, see the NOW Ultimate Guide
Handing your work in using Dropbox on NOW
Using Trunitin, via Dropbox, to guard against plagiarism: Turnitin is an online system that checks submissions of documents for text
matches against its database of papers, articles and web pages
There are two powerful ePortfolio packages available for use at NTU. EPortfolio on NOW, and PebblePad. You lecturers will tell you which package to use in your studies.
Guides to PebblePad
PebblePad_Student_Guide PowerPoint Presentation
Frequently asked questions about using Pebblepad
PebblePad Employability Access
Guides to NOW ePortfolio
ePortfolio: a practical guide to using ePortfolio on NOW
Grade Based Assessment
Assessment practice at NTU uses grades. A key benefit of grade-based assessment (GBA) is that grades and associated descriptors help you to track your development on each module as well as monitor overall progress on the journey to your award.
The Student Services Centre offers a wide range of support and advice to help you make the most of University life. Knowledgeable and approachable staff are available to support you with many aspects of student life.
The Dyslexia Support Team offers advice and support to students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) to enable you to develop relevant skills and strategies over the course of your time at University, and to support you in achieving your full learning potential while studying here.
The Employability Team can help with any aspect of your career including finding placements, internships and part-time work, pursuing self employment, taking gap years and time out, getting into volunteering and advice on further study.
The NTSU Information & Advice Service provides an independent, free and confidential advice, information and representation service to all students at Nottingham Trent University.
Nottingham Language Centre provides a number of English Language courses that are designed to specifically develop and enhance your English for academic purposes.
Blackwell’s sell a range of study skills guides. They can be bought in their campus bookshops (at City and Clifton) or ordered online at the link above for free delivery to an NTU bookshop.