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School of Architecture and Built Environment

In order to ensure that we provide you all an effective learning experience, we have moved all our teaching online. The teaching will be delivered as part of Big Blue Button (BBB) platform which is part of Canvas. We know that it will take a bit of time to get used to this mode of delivery, but given the circumstances, I am sure you all will participate in online lectures and be an active member of the learning community.

In order to help you adapt this new BBB platform, we have developed some videos which will help you understand how it works. Over the next week, we are moving all teaching to BBB. The links for these videos are as follows:

  1. Joining a Conference on Canvas
  2. Using BigBlueButton
  3. Finding recordings on Canvas

For any other issues please communicate with your module leaders. We know these are difficult circumstances, but I am sure together we can overcome any obstacles.

 

Placements

Your placements are being considered by the placement provider and professional body in negotiation with us. We will communicate the exact details on a course by course basis as soon as we have these. Please bear with us as there are many providers and we are speaking to all of them.

 

Exams and assessments

We understand you may be worried in particular about assessments that normally involve physical presence on campus.   However, please rest assured we are working on ways to approach these issues.  You will be able to seek SAMS-style assistance for support from your tutors on assessments through virtual meetings or by telephone. Contact you tutors to make arrangements for appointments.

 

Research

We understand you may be worried in particular about assessments that normally involve physical presence on campus. However, please rest assured we are working on ways to approach these issues.

 

Practicals

If your current modules include practical elements then your module leaders and course teams will be working towards developing alternative modes of delivery, which will be communicated to you on a module by module basis through Canvas. Where module assessments currently include practical aspects these too are being reconsidered and alternatives will be announced in due course.