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Google Classroom and Google Meet

Google Classroom and Google Meet

What is this?
This is a combination of a virtual Google Classroom and a video chat link on Google Meet. You’ll be able to work in groups just like being in class but from your own home. You will be able to choose an “online name” option at enrolment so that you have a choice of what to display in the Google Classroom and Google Meet, if you prefer not to use your full name. Your private email address will not be shared.

What happens?
In the Google Classroom, you can meet your tutor and other learners on your course. This is a classroom facility where you can message and chat by typing, watch videos and presentations and access your assignments and work, take part in quizzes etc.

In the Google Meet, you will be able to take part in live video meetings and have the option to turn your camera and microphone on or off. This is an excellent way to discuss things with your tutor.
We don’t record sessions and this feature is switched off we also request that learners do not record the sessions using external equipment.

How do I get on this?
Our Introduction to the Online Classroom provides useful information about studying online. Visit our Learner Information page for additional guidance including studying safely online

How do I log in?
Google Classroom Login Instructions for Learners
Watch our handy Google Classroom Getting Started Video

We also run regular Google Classroom help desk sessions for learners to support you, so you’re online ready for your first session. Information will be included within the email you receive from our Learning Services Team with your course details or please find times detailed below when we will have a dedicated member of staff available to help you. Contact us on 01752 660713 or at googleclassroom@oncoursesouthwest.co.uk.

November
Monday 2nd November 15:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 3rd November 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 6th November 10.00 – 11.00
Monday 9th November 15:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 10th November 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 13th November 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday 17th November 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 20th November 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday 24th November 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 27th November 10:00 – 11:00

December
Tuesday 1st December 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 4th December 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday 8th December 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 11th December 10:00 – 11:00
Tuesday 15th December 15:00 – 16:00
Friday 18th December 10:00 – 11:00

If you need financial support with getting online, contact our Learning Services Team to discuss the options provided through the Learner Support Fund.

For more useful information, please visit our Learner Information page here

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