A welcome message from Jenny Craig, Deputy Principal.


Section 1: GOING DIGITAL

Please view the short videos in this section. They get you up to speed with logging in to the College website, using apps and completing simple processes including saving files to your OneDrive. Downloadable step-by-step guides are available for most of the videos - Look for the links.

Learning and working from home

In this video you can see the devices we recommend, get top tips for attending your online sessions and make sure you know how to be Ready, Respectful and Safe. Please speak with your tutor for more help with getting set up.

Please take a few minutes to view this essential information to help you stay safe online.

For more information please see this e-safety online document.

How do you use and access technology? Please complete this short form and tell us! This will help us improve your learning experience.

Logging in and working with apps

Here's how to get logged in and where to find your apps.


PDF VERSION: Log in and open apps

Short on time? Give us just one minute and we'll show you where you can find Teams, Outlook, Word and all your other apps!


PDF VERSION: Where are my apps?

Here we overview Office 365 and walk through how to create a new file, edit it and save it to your OneDrive.


PDF VERSION: Working with Office 365

You need to get organised! Watch this video to see how to create folders in your OneDrive and copy files between them.


PDF VERSION: File management

If you're using Windows on a laptop or desktop computer, you can make it easier to use. This overview includes making text and icons bigger, changing the mouse pointer and using voice narration.


PDF VERSION including links to Android and Apple resources: Accessibility


Getting started with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is central to your learning experience. It's used to interact with your tutor and other students. This video tours the Teams interface and introduces channels, chat and tabs.

Teams is used to deliver most online live teaching. Here's how to participate in a live session.

Help & Support

If you need help and support, please just ask. We are here to help you!

WHERE TO GET HELP

Please speak to your tutor first. They need to know if you have an issue and also may know the answer to your problem

If you have a problem with your account, for example you have forgotten your password, or you are locked out of your account etc., your tutor will contact the IT Help Desk and ask for their help to resolve your issue. They will need to do this, as they have to verify who you are.

If you have a problem with your device or access, for example you have problems with Teams, or you have a problem using your device to access your learning, etc. your tutor will contact digital.learning@abingdon-witney.ac.uk and ask for their help to resolve your issue, but you can also email them yourself.

It is always helpful to give as much information as possible. For example, don’t just say you have a problem with Teams - What IS the problem? What device are you using? Is your device up to date? Are you using the desktop app or the web app? What browser are you using? We will always do our best to help you, but the more information you can give helps us to solve your problem more quickly.


USERNAME AND PASSWORD

For help with your default login details and changing your password please see this guide: Password guide


CONNECTING TO COLLEGE WIFI ON YOUR OWN DEVICE

Select the SSW network in your wifi settings.

The username is the first part of your college email address E.g. mbreedon

The password is awcradar

This access resets overnight, so you'll need to do this at the start of each day you want to use the College wifi.

SECTION 2: MAKING THE MOST OF COLLEGE

At the start of this year no-one could have predicted the changes we've all had to make. This video is packed full of ideas for getting motivated and getting the best out of your online sessions.

SECTION 3: PRO-PORTAL (COMING SOON)

You will only need to view this section if you'll be working with ProPortal. If you haven't heard of it you don't need to worry about this section!

This section coming soon.

QUIZ TIME!

Seen the videos? Take our induction quiz and check you haven't missed anything important!