Technology Enhanced Learning

Information for new students

If you're new to the University of Kent, welcome!

Your lecturers will tell you which learning technologies you will be using for each taught module, and they will provide or point you to the relevant support materials where necessary. It's likely that, at the very least, Moodle will be used in each of your modules, though the layout and level of interactivity will vary.

If you're in the Social Sciences or Humanities then it's likely that Turnitin will be used for text-based assignment submission, and some teachers may use its GradeMark feature to provide marks and comments electronically.

Across all three faculties, quizzes are sometimes used for assessment; in each case you should be given a practice quiz first to get used to the interface, and the module handbook (usually available in the Moodle module) will provide details.

In some of your modules, KentPlayer may be used to provide lecture recordings and other educational multimedia, though, as this service is relatively new, it's not widely used yet.

Your Kent IT account is the key to all learning technologies at the University, so make sure you know your account details. Also, if you've not yet visited the student transition module then that is a good place to start.

Help and support

One of the most important things to know is where to get help. If you're experiencing technical issues with learning technology, for example, problems accessing or logging into Moodle, then you should contact the IT Helpdesk. If you're unsure how to use a particular technology, or what's expected of you, contact the convenor of the module. If your problem relates to an assessment then it's important that you contact the convenor and/or School as soon as possible.

Curriculum Development Team - Unit for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching - © University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 27/08/2015

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