How we support your learning

This year your classroom teaching will, as always, be enhanced by online learning resources, discussion boards and supportive virtual communities.

Take a look at some of these resources here.


Canvas is our learning management system. You can use it to access information and activities relating to your studies, including module details, assessments and lecture notes. It also gives you a real-time record of your progress.

You'll find our tutors using Canvas to share videos, quizzes, worksheets, screencasts and interactive whiteboard notes.

Screenshots of online learning materials including a video and an interactive whiteboard

Join nursing student Hollie for a short video tour of Canvas:

Accessing Canvas

Get a sneak preview of Canvas with our special sites for forensic and investigative sciences, psychology and sports science and history. You'll find crime-scene conundrums, sample lectures, and more.

For the best experience we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Opera.

Resources to support learning and placements

Microsoft Teams – online meeting platform

Office365 – communication and collaboration


Gaming platforms

60-second seminars

Bite-sized learning

Social communities

We all recognise the importance of keeping in touch, and feeling a part of our communities. University is no exception.

There are loads of ways to keep in touch even when you're not on campus, including virtual social events, course discussion boards, and some thriving social media groups that share relevant videos, articles, news snippets and even (in these social distancing times) Zoom baking sessions.

See our FAQs for more details about teaching and learning arrangements in 2020-21.