Friday, 2 February 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018



This week we are highlighting Safer Internet Day 2018 to encourage and support safer use of the Internet.
Two simple things that you could do to further improve your awareness of internet safety issues could be:

1. View the 2 minute YouTube video below which has been created by the Safer Internet Day team and aims to raise your awareness about dangers to your online reputation and how it could have a negative impact on your future.






2. If you have not already completed it, Work Through the online Principles of Internet Safety unit available from the online EQUAL platform.  If you're a college student or a member of staff,  Prevent Unit 1 - Principles of Internet Safety is an excellent way to develop your online safety knowledge, This week might be a good time to try and fit this in. 


The online package covers a wide range of internet safety topics including:
    • Features of the Internet
    • How adults, children and young people use the internet
    • Risks associated with using the Internet
    • Staying safe when using the Internet
    • Recognising online propaganda

     


You can easily access the package by clicking on the EQUAL button available on the homepage of the VLE. This will automatically log you in to EQUAL where you can find your EQUAL Prevent online course.

Please click here to be taken to the homepage of the VLE.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Turnitin has changed






The Turnitin plugin on the VLE has changed over to Turnitin 2.

All existing Turnitin assignments will still be available but all new assignments will use the new plugin on the VLE.

Should your learners struggle to upload please directed them to the "Turnitin Information" page on the VLE. This can be found by clicking the "Support" menu and selecting the option.

If you need any more help or support using the new version of Turnitin please contact your TEL Lead or email the TEL Team TEL@Chesterfield.ac.uk

Thursday, 10 August 2017

College VLE Unavailable 11th August 6PM - 10PM

This Friday 11th August at 18:00 the main College VLE will be put into Maintenance Mode so that it can be restructured to match the new College curriculum areas.
During this time the VLE will be not be available and if you try to login you will receive the following message


Please make sure that you save any work you are doing before 6PM. We estimate that the VLE will remain in Maintenance Mode around 4 hours. Please note that this is just an estimate and it could take a little longer than planned. No content will be deleted, content will only be relocated to a more appropriate location.
Staff access permissions for the new categories may require further work. Following the re-organisation work, staff who find they do not have the appropriate access permissions within the new categories should contact the TEL Team at TEL@Chesterfield.ac.uk
Other College systems should remain unaffected but please see ICT Services Maintenance post on the Intranet 
The Learning Unlimited VLE will continue to be available as normal.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Turnitin is Changing.



From August 1st 2017 Turnitin will change to Feedback Studio.

These change should not affect the way you create assignments or assignments used in the past.

So what are the changes/differences?


If you would like to demo the Feedback studio, you can either create a new assignment gateway on a test VLE page or click on this link Feedback Studio Demo and click the "Take a short tour" button.


Turnitin has a number of helpful resources with more information. 



For more information or for training please contact the TEL Team




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

*Important Message* VLE downtime Friday(21st July 2017)



ICT Services will be performing essential maintenance on CCG IT systems 18:00-21:00 this Friday, 21st July 2017:

- College VLE (vle.chesterfield.ac.uk) (security-related upgrade)
- Learning Unlimited VLE (vle.learningunlimiteduk.com) (security-related upgrade)


Both Chesterfield College Group VLEs will be unavailable during the downtime window.





For more information please contact the TEL Team

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

New Blended Learning Consortium Resources Available!


The TEL Team have been busy this week downloading and
editing the interactive resources from the Blended Learning Consortium.

We have added new content to 3 subject areas:
   1. Travel & Tourism - 20 new packages
2. Sport (Level 3) - 14 new packages
                   3. Contextualised Maths (Health & Care Level 2)
- 15 new packages

Please feel free to check out the BLC resources on 
the Open Resource Collection on the VLE.

Click here to be taken directly to the BLC Open Resource Collection.

Look out for more BLC content added weekly!

The full listings of  BLC content (available and upcoming)
 can be viewed at http://blc.howcollege.ac.uk/

Monday, 6 February 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017


        

This week we are highlighting Safer Internet Day 2017 to encourage and support safer use of the Internet.

Two simple things that you could do to further improve your awareness of internet safety issues could be:
  1. View the 2 minute YouTube video below which has been created by the Safer Internet Day team and aims to raise your awareness about dangers to your online reputation and how it could have a negative impact on your future.


  2. If you have not already completed it, Work Through the online Principles of Internet Safety unit available from the online EQUAL platform.  If you're a college student or a member of staff,  Prevent Unit 1 - Principles of Internet Safety is an excellent way to develop your online safety knowledge, This week might be a good time to try and fit this in. 
The online package covers a wide range of internet safety topics including:
Features of the Internet
How adults, children and young people use the internet
Risks associated with using the Internet
Staying safe when using the Internet
Recognising online propaganda
     
You can easily access the package by clicking on the EQUAL button available on the homepage of the VLE. This will automatically log you in to EQUAL where you can find your EQUAL Prevent online course.

Please click here to be taken to the homepage of the VLE.