SRUC

Moodle Training

One of the first things that we would like you to do is check that you can log into Moodle. Moodle is our online teaching platform, and both your induction and teaching will be hosted there. For this reason, it’s important to check that you can log on successfully so that you can participate in (and make the most of) all the events happening in Induction Week and beyond.

Firstly, click here to watch a short introductory video from our Digital Learning Team. They will explain how to log on and give you a quick tour of the Moodle Dashboard.

If you need help accessing Moodle, click here to start a live chat with our Digital Learning Team, who will be able to help you.

If you need help resetting your password, contact IDS on sidssd@sruc.ac.uk.

View your induction timetable on Moodle

The full Induction week timetable for your campus will be available from Friday 18th September. You can view it in your campus tile on the Induction Module in Moodle by scrolling down the page after clicking on the induction module. The Induction Module on Moodle will be available throughout your studies at SRUC as source of information and help.

Using Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Big Blue Button and Kaltura

For Academic Year 2020 – 2021 SRUC will be taking a blended learning approach to delivery of its programme of study.

This means our programmes will be following a mix of online, virtual delivery with some on-campus activities (where essential) to support the delivery of the more practical aspects of some programmes of study. The online component of your studies will take place via our online virtual teaching platform – Moodle. We will also be using Big Blue Button, Teams, Kaltura and Microsoft Outlook (Office 365).

Having completed your online enrolment we now need you to work through our training materials for our IT systems and Moodle. This will support you to make sure that you are up and running with both in time to participate in both our Induction Week activities (commencing Monday 21st September; see details and links below) and our online teaching (commencing Monday 28th September; see links for general programme timetables below).

Microsoft Office (Office 365)

When you join SRUC you get a SRUC email address and access to Office 365 for free. This lasts for the duration of time you are a student with SRUC.

Office 365 is the latest version of Microsoft Office and gives you access all applications including Outlook and Word for free.

Read about how to access your free Office 365 account (PDF).

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Outlook to read and write emails. You'll also learn about the layout of Outlook and how to navigate to the different tools

Watch a beginner's guide to Microsoft Office.

Big Blue Button

Big Blue Button is the web conferencing system we'll use when learning online. You'll be collaborating on Big Blue Button by using audio, video and chat.

Watch a guide about how to use Big Blue Button.

Microsoft Teams

Learn how to sign in, navigate your teams and channels, and set yourself up for success.

Watch how to sign in to Microsoft Teams for the First Time.

Learn how to communicate with Microsoft Teams using chats, posts, calls, and video chats. Stay connected with your school from any device.

Watch how to connect to Microsoft Teams as a student.

Kaltura

To participate in a Kaltura Meeting room, you do not need to download or install anything. Just connect to the room via the Chrome or Firefox browsers on your computer or Android device.

Watch how to join a session as a student

Induction Week Begins: 21 September

For Academic Year 2020-2021 we are hosting an online, virtual week of Induction Activities and Information Sessions for all SRUC students at all campuses. This will be hosted on Moodle, so make sure you have worked through the training materials above, before 21st September, to get the most out of the week’s activities.

Induction Week will be a mix of:

  • social events (organised by both the Students’ Association (SRUCSA) and your campus/programme teams) – a good chance to get to know others studying alongside you.
  • informative pre-recorded materials and resources to guide you into study at SRUC;
  • live sessions with student support teams, your year tutors and other programme staff – these live sessions are an opportunity to get to know us and to find out more about your programme of study for the next year and how we can support you to succeed in your studies with us.

Induction week kicks off at 0830 on Monday 21st September with the opportunity to share a virtual breakfast with SRUCSA and other students studying at all SRUC campuses.

The full Induction week timetable for your campus will be available from Friday 18th September. You can view it in your campus tile on the Induction Module.

On Monday 21st September you can either log directly into Moodle (following the instructions in the training materials) and open up the ‘Induction and Student Guide 20/21’ module that you will find there, or you can click on this link to be taken to the module (you will have to log in to Moodle to access it).

If you have any problems accessing the Induction and Student Guide 20/21 module please contact ASK SID on sidssd@sruc.ac.uk or call us on 0131 535 4444.

Teaching Block 1 / Semester 1 Begins: Monday 28th September

Teaching for most students will begin in the week beginning Monday 28th September.

Whilst you are studying with us you can access your programme specific timetable at any time via a link on the MySRUC app. MySRUC is a free app for SRUC students (details below). It can be downloaded from the app store and play store by searching for 'SRUC'.

MySRUC will give you information about the generic programme timetable telling you when you will have live, online teaching sessions with the unit/module delivery teams. You will get any information about timetabled, specific on-campus activities from your programme team during the Induction Week sessions.

View your timetable in MySRUC

Matriculation cards

Matriculation/Student cards are being produced off site and will be sent direct to you if you have completed the enrolment process and we have a photo of you. If you were a late applicant, there may be a short delay until we get your matriculation/student card to you. If you have any queries about enrolment, please contact 0131 535 4200 and one of our trained team will help you.  

MySRUC app

The MySRUC app has been developed to give you a single point of access to all sorts of useful information about SRUC including access to your timetables, email, library, SRUCSA, Moodle sites etc.

You can access My SRUC by going to my.sruc.ac.uk or by searching 'SRUC' in the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).

You can watch the short video below to get more information about the MYSRUC app.

MySRUC app introduction

COVID-19 Adaptations to delivery

To comply with government advice and to keep our students and staff safe, most of our delivery in Term1/Semester 1 will be focussing on online delivery.  However, for those programmes and levels of study where there are key/essential requirements for practical activities we will be looking at bringing you on to campus for some sessions.  Where possible these are being grouped into a series of consecutive days to limit need to find accommodation and travel. 

To comply with physical distancing requirements, where on-campus activities have been included in your programme we will be working with you in smaller group sizes.  During your programme specific information sessions in Induction Week your programme team and year tutors will provide you with specific details as to when you need to be on-campus. 

We are aware that some students may have concerns about attending on-campus activities (for a variety of reasons) – if this is the case for you, please contact your year tutor/programme leader once you have received your timetables to discuss the situation. 

Read our FAQ's for students about Coronavirus

Student Loans Information For HN and Degree Level SRUC Students

If you have received your student loan payment schedule, SRUC will aim to confirm attendance the week commencing 21st September. SRUC is required to confirm attendance/engagement and we will be doing this based upon engagement with induction activities. Please note that payments will be handled by SLC and is not within SRUC’s control.

SRUCSA

Congratulations on starting your studies at SRUC! We know this has been a unique and often challenging time as we all deal with the changes that have been necessary to manage the risk of Covid-19, but we are delighted that you are here, and we will do everything we can to help you succeed. We will be running a range of events and services for you in Induction Week and beyond! You can find out about these on our website, on the Induction Module or from your Programme Team Leader.

SRUCSA is the Students’ Association for everyone studying at SRUC. We work to ensure that you have the best possible student experience by Engaging with you, Representing you to SRUC, and promoting Communication between staff and students. We are led by three Co-Presidents who were (or are) SRUC students. Each cover one faculty: Amy (Central), Kevin (South and West) and Cara (North) (left to right in photo).

By becoming a Student at SRUC you are automatically a member of SRUCSA for free! So, we hope to see you (online or in person) at events this year. You might like to become involved as a voluntary liberation officer, start your own sports club or society, or attend a student panel. You can get in touch through our website, social media or email (SRUCSA@sruc.ac.uk).