Solent Online Learning for students

Getting started

Navigation & Structure

Solent Online Learning has been structured to allow you to navigate easily between your units and courses. Solent Online Learning consists of course and unit pages (and possibly other course/programme resource pages, set up by your course team).

Course pages are spaces where general course information can be displayed. This can include course structures, course meeting notes, news relating to exam timetables, assessment guidelines and a space for communication between all students and staff involved in a particular course.

Unit pages are spaces for tutors and students to access and post any information about that particular unit, so the information is more specific and tailored. You will also find your unit descriptor, unit team, any assessment information and links on your unit pages.

Solent Online Learning site layout

Sites on Solent Online Learning consist of a central area which contains learning materials along with blocks on either left and/or right sides.  In the central area, clicking on the links take you to various learning materials. Icons by each link tell you what the learning material is. 

The blocks that you see will depend on how your lecturer has set out the unit. Some of the main blocks include Activities, Messenger, Calendar and Useful Links.

Toggle buttonIf you don't see these blocks then you may have clicked the 'Toggle fullscreen content mode'.  Click again to see the whole page and not just the content.

Navigating around Solent Online Learning

Use the breadcrumb trail just underneath the banner to navigate around the site. Clicking Home will return you to your Solent Online Learning front page.