Your lectures and study materials
Accessing your online classes and study resources
While we have now returned to face-to-face teaching, the videos below will help to familiarise yourself with academic life at London Met, such as finding out about assignments, accessing online library resources and much more.
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, we 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 – should you need to attend one during the year. 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
This video will help you get to grips with how the libraries work, such as accessing online resources.
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.
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.