Start of Term Readiness/Induction Materials:
Key guidance for new starts! This section contains materials for new starters, new terms, and new academic years.
If you’re new to York and/or our Learning and Teaching systems (like the VLE, Panopto and others), take a look at our induction materials:
Additionally, if you’re teaching staff:
- Ensure that the VLE site for your module is ready for students to use at the start of term
- Look at our pedagogical guidance whenever building teaching and learning materials and activities
If you’re a departmental administrator, before the start of each term:
- Check that your department’s VLE sites are automatically enrolling students
- Check VLE sites exist for any new modules running in the term, and request new ones if not.
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Our September 2021 Special Edition Newsletter covers everything you might need to know at the start of the 21/22 academic year, including how to re-use video content from previous years, and how lecture capture will be working in Autumn Term. Learn more about our newsletters and subscribe here.
Both of the “Tech Help & Guidance” pages linked in the “General Support” section below contain COVID-related information. You can also visit our team’s Central COVID-19 webpage for the latest information.
General Tech and Pedagogical Support:
Click on the relevant link below to view support materials for our core Learning and Teaching Tools, such as the Yorkshare VLE (aka Blackboard), Replay (aka Panopto, Lecture Capture, At-Desk Capture), Collaborate, Padlet and more:
Our team do not support the following systems, but contact details for the teams that do support them are listed at the bottom of the above-linked pages: e:Vision and SITS; Reading Lists (aka Leganto, replacement for EARL); Timetables; TurnItIn and Academic Integrity Tutorials; Zoom.
Please see our “Help & Support – System Availability” page for details.