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VERY IMPORTANT information in site maintenance for all students
by Janet Prescott - Monday, 24 August 2020, 9:54 AM

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th  August the site will be unavailable while we transfer to a new host and to a new, updated version of Moodle. We intend to be back online on Saturday 29th.

The new site will have a much clearer front page and we hope you'll find navigation around it will be easier and communication with your tutor more straightforward. There will be a pop-up guide  when you log in to tell you all about it. 

The site will have a new address, but the old site will redirect automatically to the new one.

When you log in again after the changeover, the site will automatically generate an email to you which contains a link to reset your password and gain access  - one of the features of the new version is that the 'forgotten password?' link will work, because in the new format your own email address is used (not a special internal one) but  it remains private - cannot be seen by everyone else.

During the course of this week we will be putting the email addresses which we have on file for you into the Moodle system ready for this, so there may be some disruption to internal messaging for a couple of days. 

If you try to log in after 29th and don't receive a link, please check 'old'  or alternative emails you have, in case we have an old email address in our records and use this by mistake.

Over the autumn we will be completing the update work to replace course material that uses 'Flash' with more accessible formats, and also adding new interactive materials.