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Learning Resources have created a variety of video guides to help you use our services.

 

These guides include

 

  • accessing your personal storage drive (w) from home,
  • booking a computer in Learning Resources
  • free install of Office365

plus many more.

 

Ask a member of Learning Resources staff if you require any help.

 

Click and Collect in Learning Resources

Click and Collect in Learning Resources – Transcript

(Additional text for extra information may be on this document)

SLIDE 1 –

Hello and welcome to your Learning Resources video – explaining how to place a hold in Learning Resources.

To help us provide a covid secure service, we have changed the way you browse and select a book.

The new procedure requires you to search via the library catalogue and place a hold.  The Library Catalogue can be accessed via any computer that is connected to the internet.

SLIDE 2 –

Select the Search Library Catalogue link on the VLE dashboard.

SLIDE 3 –

Top right of screen click ‘Log into your Account’

SLIDE 4 –

Enter your username this is on your college card –  u10000004 and your password, this has been set to your date of birth in the format - ddmmyyyy. (Unless you have changed it) and click Login

SLIDE 5 -

Click Accept to authenticate your account.

Your library catalogue account is displayed and you are able to

  • You can search for items in any of our Learning Resource centres, E-book collections and our E-resource Databases
  • View details of your current and previous borrowing.
  • Reserve items and
  • Renew your current loans

SLIDE 6 –

We simply want to search for a book and place a hold.  Enter your search criteria

SLIDE 7 –

Find the correct book and click Place Hold

SLIDE 8 –

Choose your Pickup location and Confirm Hold

SLIDE 9 –

Your hold has now been placed, and you will receive an email to your college email when the book is ready for collection. 

SLIDE 10 –

Access to your college email is via the VLE dashboard just click on the Office365.  An example of your college email is  - u10000004@wigan-leigh.ac.uk and password is – ddmmyyyy (unless you have changed it)

SLIDE 11-

Enter your college E-mail.

Slide 12-

Enter your college Password.

Slide 13-

Microsoft Office 365 has opened and your email icon can be located on the (L) hand side of the screen.

 

 

 

Cloud storage ('w' drive)

Accessing your CLOUD storage / 'w' drive from home

Hello and welcome to your Learning Resources video guide.  This video will demonstrate how to access your w drive also known as CLOUD storage from home.

As a student of the college, you are provided with a storage area, this is called the ‘w’, drive, it can store up to 500 mg of data.  You can access this from any college computer.  You may also access your w drive from home.

To access your w drive from home go to the Wigan and Leigh college website via Google or Yahoo search engine and click on the Students tab, top right of screen.

Your student portal screen will appear.  Select the WLCCloud icon.

Enter your username i.e. your U number on your student card and password, and then click login.

The next screen to appear will show your 'w' drive as a folder, click on the folder and your 'w' drive will open showing a list of all documents saved.

Find your document you want to work on, in this example the document is named screenshots.  You will notice when you select your document to open, at the bottom left of the screen is an icon with the name of your document, and a number in brackets, select this icon and your document will open.

Once you have amended your document, save as usual and close.  When you return to college you will notice on you 'w' drive is your original document plus a copy with a number in brackets, this is the document you worked on at home.

For more help and information, please ask a member of Learning Resources staff or contact us via email or phone.

Access your college e-mail

Accessing your College E-mail

Hello and welcome to your Learning Resources video guide on how to access your college email.

As a student of the college you are provided with a college email address. Your email address will be your u number which can be found on your student card @wigan-leigh.ac.uk.

You may access your college email via any PC, tablet or smart device with an internet connection 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

From College go to the VLE and select the Microsoft Office 365 link.

Enter your email address which is your Unumber @wigan-leigh.ac.uk this should automatically log you on.  You may be asked for a username and password this is the username and password you log onto the college computers with.

The first time you access your college email you may need to change the current time zone field ie GMT+00:00 Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London time zone.  Once Office 365 is open click on the Mail app, which is the first APP on the list.

To access your email from home go to the Wigan and Leigh college website, click on the Students tab which is located top right of screen.  The student portal page will open.  Select the email icon, you may need to enter your username and password again – this is just your computer login username and password.  You will then be directed to your email as before.

 

For more help and information, please ask a member of Learning Resources team or contact us via email or phone.

Install Office 365 - Video requires updating please contact LRC for assistance

Accessing office 365 and installing from home.

Hello and welcome to your Learning Resources video guide.  This video will demonstrate how to access Office 365 and install office apps free from home.

From College go to the VLE and select the Microsoft Office 365 link.

Enter your email address which is your unumber@wigan-leigh.ac.uk this should automatically log you on.  You may be asked for a username and password this is the username and password you log onto the college computers with.

The first time you access your college email you may need to change the current time zone field to Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.  Once your email is open click on the Mail app, which is the first APP on the list.

To access your email from home go to the Wigan and Leigh college website, click on the Students tab which is located top right of screen.

The student portal page will open.  Select the email icon, you may need to enter your username and password again – this is your computer login username and password.  You will then be directed to your email as before.

As part of Office 365 students not only have access to your college email but you can benefit from free access to the latest online Microsoft Office products.

Once you have set up your office 365 account you will notice icons for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote as well as an icon for your email in real time anywhere, any time, on any device.  Complete with OneDrive storage, you can keep all your work online for easy access. This is offered to you free of charge for the duration of your course.

Office 365 is also available for you to download on your own device at home free of charge.   Once logged into office 365 you will notice top right of screen a link to install office apps.  You will need your college username and college email address to complete this process.

For more help and information, please ask a member of Learning Resources team or contact us via email lrc@wigan-leigh.ac.uk or phone 01942 761506.

Accessing eBooks 24/7 - video requires updating please contact LRC for assistance

Accessing Ebooks transcript

Hello this short video shows you how to search access our electronic books.

First of all - What is an ebook?  An Ebook is a book in digital format that can be read on a computer or handheld device.  Learning Resources gives you access to hundreds of ebooks you can open anywhere you have an internet connection. 

SLIDE 2

Start by using Chrome and searching for Wigan & Leigh college website.  Click the student tab top right of screen and

SLIDE 3

Then select the VLE icon.

SLIDE 4

Then select the Search Library Catalogue icon. 

 

SLIDE 5

Enter a search term, I am going to look for an ebook on research, and change the All Libraries tab to Online Resources and select go. 

SLIDE 6

A list of ebooks will appear matching your search term.  I have selected the ebook - Doing your research project, by clicking the Connect to Dawsonera resource link the ebook will open.  You may be asked to enter your login details to access any of our ebooks, this is your college username and password.  It is also worth noting at this point that this ebook is also available as a physical book located in the library at shelfmark 001.42 BEL. 

SLIDE 7

Our Ebooks are provided by 3 different platforms, Ebooks for FE, Ebook central and DawsonEra the book ive selected is provided by DawsonEra. 

SLIDE 8

Once you have access to your ebook depending on the platform they will look slightly different with a few different options available to you.

SLIDE 9

Depending on the ebook platform all or some of the following options are available –

  • Navigational tools allow you to navigate through the ebook page by page or enter a page number directly into the box provided
  • Read Online
  • Print or Copy the legal copyright amount
  • Browse table of contents
  • Zoom in or out
  • Downloading is available from home if you download the adobe digital or blue fire reader app
  • Cite icon – always double check the layout
  • Email – the chapter/page and reference to the ebook will be included
  • If your search returns a lot of results you can choose to refine your search on the left hand side.
  • Search tab - when you search a term or phrase the ebook will show you exactly where it appears throughout the book, highlighted and take you directly to it when clicked. 

Please Note -

always make sure you have selected/deselected “owned ebooks” depending on the ebook platform you are using

 

As always please see a member of the LR team for help or we can be contacted via email or phone.

 

Thanks for listening.

 

Accessing Your Library Catalogue Account

Book a PC in Learning Resources

Booking a PC in Learning Resources.

Hello and welcome to your Learning Resources video guide, how to book a computer in any Learning Resource centre.

The computers in the Learning Resource Centres are available to you on a ‘drop-in’ basis.  However, you may reserve a computer in advance by using a computer program called MyPC.

You can access MyPC via the college VLE on or off-campus, from any computer, tablet or smart device.

Reserving a computer is useful if you;

  • Are making a special journey into college.

  • Require special software.

To book a computer whilst in college go to the VLE and select “Book a PC in Learning Resources”

To book a computer from home go to the Wigan and Leigh college website, click on the students tab which is located top right of screen.  The student portal screen will appear, select the VLE button.  The VLE page will open, select “Book a PC in Learning Resources”

You will then be asked to enter your username and password, the username and password you enter to log onto the college computers.  MyPc will then open.

MyPC allows you to specify the required;

  • Learning Resources Site ie Wigan or Leigh

  • Location in the centre ie the silent area

  • Date you want to make the booking

  • Then finally the time you want to book your session and which specific computer

 

Once you have selected the correct site, scroll your mouse over the grid to the appropriate area, computer number and time and you will notice the cursor changing to a hand.

If you are booking a machine from home, you will need to enter your username and password for verification, if you are booking a machine whilst in college verification is not required.

Enter your start and end time for the session. (The session can be extended by 30 minutes once you have logged onto the computer)  You will now see a red highlighted area where you have created your booking.

If you do reserve a computer via MyPC, then it is important that you arrive on time for your booking.  Reservations are automatically cancelled if you are more than 10 minutes late.

 

For more help and information, please ask a member of the Learning Resources team or contact us via email or phone.

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Using the LRC Smart Search Tool