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The OU-wide (re)Freshers Orientation – 28 September 2020

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Event date: 
Monday, September 28th
Module level: 
1
2
3
Post Graduate
Programme:
Monday, September 28th
Below are our videos associated with this event. You can also view them collectively on the Youtube channel (link shown below).
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Hello and welcome back - meet the senior team - Catch-up

Student to student - what it's like to study at the OU - Catch-up

Your module websites and the virtual learning environment (VLE) - Catch-up

Tutorials: a tour of online rooms - Catch-up

A demonstration of the OU Study App - Catch-up

Discover the online OU Library - Catch-up

Keeping safe online: top tips about digital security - Catch-up

Academic support: making the most of associate lecturers - Catch-up

Your student services - Support in your studies - Catch-up

Assessment: developing your learning - Catch-up

Managing your time to work hard and play hard - Catch-up

A new Student Charter for OU Community - Catch-up

Making sure your Student Voice is heard - Catch-up

Your Open University Student Association - Catch-up

Stay well study well - Looking after yourself in your studies - Catch-up
Resources

Student to student: what it's like to study at the OU

OU Students Association Website: https://www.oustudents.com

OU Students Association Clubs & Societies Section: https://www.oustudents.com/community

International Students Club Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/173608053912716/

Young Students Club Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OUYoungStudents/

www.universal-simulation.co.uk

OU Students Association Volunteering: https://www.oustudents.com/volunteer

OU Students Events Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/656109961891362/?ref=share

OU Students Events Instagram Page:  https://www.instagram.com/oustudentsevents/

OU Students Events Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/ou_events

Student Home Help Centre https://help.open.ac.uk/ 

Library Website: https://www.open.ac.uk/library/

Tala’s article on The Hoot with tips for students : https://thehootstudents.com/being-an-ou-student-tips-and-tricks/
 

Your module websites and the virtual learning environment (VLE)

Link to the Computing Guide - Using your module website document: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13338

Computing Guide – Information about using module webpages in the VLE websites: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13338&section=8

Computing Guide – Information about the Resources section of a module website: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13338&section=6

Computing Guide – Information about formats available on the module websites: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13338&section=9

Computing Guide – Information about the Saved for later feature on module websites: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13338&section=8.1 

Computing Guide: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=100132

Accessibility section of the OU Computing Guide: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=100132&cmid=12929

Computing skills for OU study: https://help.open.ac.uk/topic/study-skills/category/computing-skills-for-ou-study

Help Centre/computing help/accessibility: https://help.open.ac.uk/topic/computing/category/accessibility

Building confidence in using online learning forums https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/building-confidence-using-online-learning-forums/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

Tutorials: a tour of online rooms

https://help.open.ac.uk/browse/tutorials-and-residential-schools/tutorials

The familiarisation video https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=17649

https://help.open.ac.uk/tutorial-booking-system

Adobe Connect Application on computers https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13798&section=2.1.1

The Mobile app https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=13798&section=2.1.2

Building confidence in using online learning forums https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/building-confidence-using-online-learning-forums/content-section-overview?active-tab=description-tab

A demonstration of the OU Study App

www.open.ac.uk/oustudyapp
 

Discover the online OU Library

OU Library homepage https://www.open.ac.uk/library/;

Library Resources page https://www.open.ac.uk/library/library-resources

Referencing and plagiarism page: https://www.open.ac.uk/library/help-and-support/referencing-and-plagiarism

Video on how to use the Cite Them Right guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqOcn5NcdAk&feature=youtu.be

Library training and events page: https://www.open.ac.uk/library/training-and-events

Library Help and Support webpagehttps://www.open.ac.uk/library/help-and-support

Disabled User Support webpage https://www.open.ac.uk/library/help-and-support/disabled-user-support.
 

Keeping safe online: top tips about digital security

Safe and secure computing: https://help.open.ac.uk/safe-and-secure-computing
 

Your student services: Support in your studies

https://help.open.ac.uk/

https://help.open.ac.uk/coronavirus-covid19

Mental health and wellbeing – together all (https://help.open.ac.uk/browse/mental-health-wellbeing-and-welfare/mental-health-and-wellbeing)

Welfare and keeping safe during the pandemic (https://help.open.ac.uk/browse/mental-health-wellbeing-and-welfare/welfare-and-keeping-safe)

Additional support from  other studentsInduction, online forums, OUSA, peer support can be explored https://help.open.ac.uk/browse/support-and-resources
 

Your Open University Student Association

https://www.oustudents.com/

Conference 2018 videohttps://youtu.be/Rwbdmz71Xmw

Videos From 2020 Conference: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdBdFq1FliSJGLhpv2ZhWfWoVSEad24lp
 

Stay well, study well: Looking after yourself in your studies

Values in action (VIA), strengths questionnaire official websitehttps://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/user/login?destination=node/434

https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/surveys/takesurvey

Strength scopehttps://www.strengthscope.com/strengths-tests-assessments/
 

Managing your time to work hard and play hard

https://help.open.ac.uk/time-management-skills
 

Making sure your Student Voice is heard

Student Voice website: https://community.open.ac.uk/student-voice

Students Association website: https://www.oustudents.com/

https://community.open.ac.uk/how-we-listen/consultation

Sign up to the Student Consultation mailing list: http://www3.open.ac.uk/forms/mailinglist/

 

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