Learning online for students

With many of you facing the prospect of learning online for the first time, we have put together this guide to support you. Along with our own advice, we have curated some of the tips that we've seen being shared across social media from other institutions, teachers and students. The University has a portfolio of great tools, and I believe that with Moodle, ChiPlayer (Panopto) and Skype for Business, we can continue to provide an engaging collaborative learning environment for us all. 

If you need support, please remember that your tutors, department administrators and the SIZ are all working remotely to make this transition as stress-free as possible.


Useful links

When working off-campus for the first time, here are some useful links to University systems: University Links 


Skype for Business

Skype for Business is an application available on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android, allowing you to message, voice chat, video call and screen-share with anyone else at the University. 

Do not try to access Skype for Business through the Remote App as it will not connect to your computers mic and camera

ChiPlayer (powered by Panopto)

ChiPlayer allows staff and students to create, upload and share video recordings. It allows you to record webcam, audio, PowerPoint presentations and anything on the computer screen. The Panopto Recorder is available for Windows 10, MacOS, iOS and Android


Office 365

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive are all available for you to download across all of your devices


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative applications are available to install on personal Windows 10 and MacOS devices


Accessing H:Drive and other University apps from home

You can use the Micorsoft RemoteApp to access your H:Drive documents, a selection of apps and remote into an open access PC

Do not try to use Skype for Business via the Remote App. It should be downloaded into your PC or Mac (see guidance above)

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