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This is an early OCA I&P email.

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Dear Nick,

Thank you for enrolling on the Photography 1: Identity and Place course with the Open College of the Arts!

Your student number is 518937 and you should use this when contacting us.

The course unit you have enrolled on will be delivered through the OCA Learn Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), at https://learn.oca.ac.uk, which you can access through your OCA Email account: Nick518937@oca.ac.uk

The college is continuing to run the OCA Student site,but this will be fully replaced with OCA Learn by the end of the 2020/21 academic year. You can still access this website and the resources and courses it contains at oca-student.com if you wish to refer to any resources still held on that site.

Your OCA email account

Your student number is: 518937
Your OCA email address is: Nick518937@oca.ac.uk
Your Email password remains the same.

Use your existing OCA Email and Password to login with Google at accounts.google.com (or use the ‘Add another account’ option if you already have a Gmail or other OCA Email account.) Once signed in, proceed to https://learn.oca.ac.uk and use the Email sign in link to access the OCA Learn VLE and the courses you are currently studying.

Your OCA Email account

Notifications and updates from the OCA Learn VLE and your tutor will go to your OCA Email account, which you can access at https://mail.google.com. Please use this email account for all communications between yourself and your tutor or the college. This account also provides you with unlimited cloud storage through Google Drive, which you may find useful during your studies.

Accessing your courses

Once signed into the OCA Learn VLE, you can find the courses you are enrolled on through the My Courses link in the top-right of the screen. To learn more about using the OCA Learn VLE, please take some time to go through the OCA Learn Induction course, which you should find listed as one of your courses. Once you’re confident in using the OCA Learn environment, you should proceed to the Getting Started course (see below) before beginning your studies on the Photography 1: Identity and Place course. The Parts of the course can be worked through in the left-hand column on a desktop/laptop computer, or through a menu in the lower-right corner of the screen on mobile devices.

Getting Started

You have also been enrolled onto the college's Getting Started (an Introduction to HE Study) course, which prepares you for your studies as a distance learning OCA student. You should work through this short course before moving on to study your course unit.

Your tutor's details

At the foot of the course page on OCA Learn, you will find the name of your tutor on the course unit (Matthew Winterlich), and your fellow course participants can be found through the Course Dashboard under Participants.

If you have any technical support requirements during your studies on this unit, please get in touch with the support team, at techsupport@oca.ac.uk to have any issues resolved as soon as possible.

At the end of the course, there will be a survey made available to you on your course experience (subject related), and a separate survey on your overall experiences, including technical issues, accessibility, and usability. We are really interested to hear your feedback, so please give us your thoughts on how things have gone, and what we can do to make things better.

And finally…

We would greatly appreciate it if you could complete a short survey about your decision to enrol with OCA once your course materials arrive. The survey should take you about five minutes. Your answers will help us to make more people aware of OCA’s flexible approach to creative arts study and to continuously review and improve what we offer students. Click here to take part in the survey.

We wish you all the best on your course unit, and welcome once more to the OCA.

Kind regards

Craig Dewis

Head of Student Services

Email: enquiries@oca.ac.uk
Telephone (UK): 0800 731 2116
Telephone (Outside the UK): +44 1226 730 495


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