Your lectures and study materials
Accessing your online classes and study resources
Welcome to the series of how-to videos designed to help you get to grips with academic life at London Met. Make your way through the videos on this page to familiarise yourself with the systems you'll use to access your online lectures, find out about assignments, access the online library resources and much more.
Accessing your timetable, online classes and study materials – how it all works
Here we run through how to access your timetable, online classes and study materials all in one video – you can also see how to do each of these tasks individually in the videos below and in our essentials series.
An introduction to Weblearn – London Met's virtual learning environment
Weblearn is our virtual learning environment and is a secure area full of resources you'll need for your studies. In this video, our student Nishu will talk you through what it is and how to access it, with a brief run-through of what it looks like and how to get started. Once you're fully enrolled on both your course and all your individual modules, the resources open to you will become more extensive, so get familiar with it early on so you don't miss out on any essential learning, classes, reading, assignments or deadlines.
An introduction to Blackboard Collaborate – your virtual classroom
Once you have access to Weblearn you can visit some of the additional help pages and useful guides or find out about the App version for your mobile device. Blackboard is the brand name that we call Weblearn, so don't worry if you see the terms used interchangeably. Blackboard Collaborate is a bolt-on to Blackboard, which is essentially a virtual classroom used frequently for live lectures, workshops, tutorials and meetings – so getting to grips with how to access and how it works is a good idea before you have your first timetabled session. Many lecturers use this to pre-record material too and these are posted on the relevant section of a module page on Weblearn as part of your learning resources for you to view whenever you need them.
An introduction to the library
While studying remotely, you can still access books and articles online. Library support staff are also available remotely to help. Getting to grips with how the library works and what's on offer is a must for everyone. Let student Angelica give you a quick overview of what's available and how to access your London Met library resources from the comfort of your own home!
How to access academic support
In this video, we'll take you through some of the academic support available to you. We'll run through who is there to help, how to contact them and the benefits that can bring.
Accessing our online careers portal
Our online careers portal will be available once you've enrolled and contains lots of resources and skills training to build your confidence and knowledge in some key areas employers will be looking for. Make the most of this free resource for sessions on topics such as tools for remote working, self-management and initiative, presenting online and much more. Find out more about careers support at London Met. You will need your London Met ID to access this site.
You can also watch our video guide below on how to access our work placements platform, Riipen.
An introduction to Microsoft Teams
In addition to Blackboard Collaborate, you may also use Microsoft Teams to communicate with your lecturers. This video from Microsoft takes you through the basics of how to use it.
When learning online there are definitely things you should and shouldn't do. Join recent London Met graduate Ella to learn some top tips for great etiquette online and be the best in class when you start your course!
If you're studying a subject that requires you to use image and photo-editing software, you may also want to take a look at our video guides on how to use Capture One and Phocus. You'll get training on this software as part of your course, but these videos may be a helpful starting point for some students.