Overview


This article explains what the different pages within  the Learning Space are and how to navigate them.


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Who has access to what?


Students and staff are assigned to relevant areas of the Learning Space based upon the university's internal data system. The system defines which teaching staff should be assigned to which module and which students should be automatically subscribed to which modules based upon the course they study. 


Learning Space only assigns the module leaders to each module and other staff members need to be added manually by school admins and course coordinators. Students can view modules in their current year and from previous years but not modules in the year to come. If you think you have been incorrectly assigned to an area on Learning Space, contact your course coordinator or school admin in the first instance and then if required contact the Educational Technology (ET) team at etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.


What is a module page?


Each module has it's own page on the Learning Space and that module page belongs to a specific academic year, this can be identified by the number at the end of the module name e.g 17/18. Every academic year a new module page is generated and the number at the end of the module name is updated, recreating module pages allows students in their third and second year can to view their completed modules. 


An example module page is: "COMP130 Game Architecture & Engineering (17/18)".


Module pages should only contain all of the information for that specific module - although supplementary module information may also be located on the course or resource page (see below). Each module page must have an overview section which contains general module information, the course award document, staff information and any signups, and an assessment section which contains assignment briefs and any submission links for online submissions.


The remaining sections of the module page are bespoke to each module and dependent on how teaching staff deliver their content. For example some module pages may have sections named using weekly titles e.g. 'Week 1 - Introduction', whilst others may use a thematic approach e.g. 'What is art?'. 


To return to the homepage, click the yellow bar at the top, or select 'Home' from the navigation menu on the left.


What is a course page?


Each course has it's own page on the Learning Space, unlike module pages, course pages are not recreated each academic year. Students are manually assigned to course pages by importing participants from core mandatory modules from each stage of the course. 


An example course page is: "BA(Hons) Game Development".


Course pages should only contain general information relevant to students from all stages - although sections of information can be hidden if it is deemed irrelevant for students from particular stages. Whilst there is no set structure for these pages, general information may include trips, competitions, course teaching staff information and course news.


Course pages should not be used for module specific information that would not be useful to all students from a particular stage.


To return to the homepage, click the yellow bar at the top, or select 'Home' from the navigation menu on the left.


What is a resource page?


Each school has it's own resource page on the Learning Space, unlike module pages, resource pages are not recreated each academic year. Students are manually assigned to resource pages depending on the course that they study.


An example course page is: "Games Academy Resource Page".


Resource pages should generally only contain information relevant students from all courses within it's respective school, however some resource pages are used by multiple schools - please find the complete list below. Whilst there is no set structure for resource pages, general information may include advice on using specialist equipment or software, competitions open to all students and tutorial signups.


SchoolOpen To All StudentsPage
School of Art
YesLink
School of Architecture, Design and Interiors
YesLink
School of Communication Design
YesLink
School of Film & TV
NoLink
Institute of Photography
YesLink
Games Academy
NoLink
Academy of Music & Theatre Arts Resource Page
YesLink
Fashion & Textiles Institute
YesLink
Falmouth Campus Technical ResourcesYesLink


Resource pages should not be used for module/course specific information that would could not be useful to all students it's respective school. Students from courses outside of a resource pages respective school must be given a link to access the resource page, this could be placed on a course or module page.


To return to the homepage, click the yellow bar at the top, or select 'Home' from the navigation menu on the left.



Finding Module, Course and Resource Pages I'm subscribed to


As mentioned above, students and staff are generally assigned to the areas they need to access automatically and can access these areas via the homepage i.e. the first screen seen upon logging in. Users can return to this screen by clicking the title in the yellow bar at the top of the screen, or by selecting 'Home' from the navigation menu on the left.



Users can also view current modules and pages they are subscribed to from the navigation menu on the left.



Finding Module, Course and Resource Pages I'm not subscribed to


Staff members can be assigned to a particular page by another staff member, school admin or course coordinator as long as they too are subscribed to that particular page. Students should not need access to other modules but if this issue does arise please contact the ET team etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.



How do I update my profile page?


Once you have successfully logged in your name will now appear at the top right of the page. Clicking on your name will present you with a list of options, one of which is My Profile.


To amend or add any details to your profile or to upload a profile image select the edit profile button.



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Further support


For more information about the Learning Space, students should first contact their module leader or personal tutor and then contact the ET team at etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk. Users can also refer the numerous other guides on Freshdesk as well as the ET blog at et.falmouth.ac.uk.


Please report any issues with this guide to etsupport@falmouth.ac.uk.