Getting started on SOL

This book contains all the student help information for Solent Online Learning.


What is SOL?

SOL provides online access to course materials as part of your learning experience at Solent University. You can participate in forums to communicate with your peers and your lecturers and use SOL for submitting online assessments.

You can also gain access to many useful resources such as Succeed@Solent, which gives you advice and guidance on achieving the most from your studies. Or Succeed@Careers which gives you carefully selected advice, videos, careers information and PDFs. 

If you don’t find the answer you need, click on the Ask for help button in the main left-hand menu, submit your query and a Learning Technologies Advisor will get back to you. Alternatively, visit the Learning Technologies Helpdesk, Floor 2 Mountbatten Library (10am-4pm) or chat with us on our virtual Zoom helpdesk (10am-4pm). You can also leave a voicemail message on 023 8201 5100 or email (replies within 2 working days).  When emailing, please include your full name, student ID, your course name and date of birth with your query.

If you aren't seeing the units you are expecting, have you finished your official enrolment process?  If no, take a look at the registration app on the Portal ( If yes, check the following morning and your units should come through to your SOL home page automatically.  If they do not appear, contact the Learning Technologies Helpdesk.