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Learning Technology: a Practical Guide

How to use this guide

This site contains everything you need to get started with learning technologies and studying online.

Use the navigation bar at the top of the page for an introduction to the most important tools for your learning.

If you need any materials in an alternative format, or if you have issues or queries after reviewing these guides, please contact the relevant team.

Getting started with Yorkshare VLE (aka Blackboard) and Troubleshooting Tips

Getting started

Getting started with online learning [YouTube]

Other useful guides:


Troubleshooting

Key guides to help with common issues:

For more detailed advice and help with other tools:


Help and support

Look at the “Help & Support” tab within the VLE (top right of any VLE page for the link).


Accessibility

Look at the “Accessibility” tab within the VLE (top right of any VLE page for the link).

Navigation

Use the navigation bar at the top of the page for an introduction to the most important tools for your learning.

back to the top buttonUse the Back to the top button on the right once you have scrolled down and want to get back to the top.

You can also navigate to the next page in this Practical Guide from the bottom of each page.

Tools by Team

Programme Design and Learning Technology (PDLT) Team

The following systems are not owned by our team (the PDLT). Please use the below details to identify and contact the relevant team:


Teaching & Learning Team


Reading Lists

Owned and supported by the Library.
For technical issues not resolved by our generic guidance that can be found below, contact lib-readinglists@york.ac.uk.


e:Vision and SITS

Contact your Department’s administration team for guidance. To find their details, visit your department's webpage and select the Contact Us section in the navigation.


Timetabling

Contact Details: timetabling@york.ac.uk.
The calendar within the VLE will not show your timetable, it will only show details that your teaching staff member has chosen to enter there (likely nothing, the Calendar is not widely used). Instead, follow the link below to see your timetable.


TurnItIn or Academic Integrity Tutorials

Owned and supported by Academic Integrity.

Contact Details: integrity@york.ac.uk.