Introduction to UDO Your Online Learning Environment video transcript

Hello and welcome to the University of Derby Online Learning.

In this video we are going to have a look at your online learning environment known as UDO and show you how easy it is to navigate around so that you get the most of your time with us. Everything you need to complete your course in is one place, your course material, grades and student email account are all in UDO.

As soon as you have enrolled, you’ll be able to log in either through the website at or though the online app which you can download for free.

Your Username will be sent you via email during your enrolment where upon you’ll be able to create your own password to access your course.

Once logged in you’ll be directed to UDo where you will find a range of different title all created to support you in your journey with us. To learn more about UDo and all the features available within the individual tiles you can watch our ‘Welcome to UDo’ video on our YouTube Channel University of Derby online learning.

Throughout your studies you’ll spend most your time within the Blackboard Course Resources title. From here you’ll be able to access your study material from the Programmes and Organisation tab along with the Modules tab featured within the left-hand menu. Your learning content will range from written materials, web and documents link, videos, audio files and diagrams.

Your course will be spilt up into modules which are then split up into units, making it easier to work the content in easy to digest sections of information, usually one unit per week.

To learn more, watch out Introduction to Blackboard: Your Online learning Environment video on our YouTube Channel.

Within your modules you will find the social learning area within the left-hand menu. This will provide you with the opportunity to speak to your fellow course mates through discussion boards.

Your academic will also hold virtual seminars in the social learning space, which are the online equivalent of everyone getting together in a classroom. These are always recorded if you are unable to log on at the time they’re held.

We want to make sure you have support throughout your studies with us. Your online learning advisor should be your main point of contact for any non-academic question you might have throughout your studies and there contact information, along with the library, IT services and the admission team can be found via the contact tile of UDo.

For any academic based question, you’ll be able to access contact information for your programme or module lead via the contact option within the left-hand menu of your programme or module page.

From UDo You can also access the central University support services such as Student wellbeing and the Union of students, you can also access IT support for guidance’s on any technical question you might have.

If you’re not sure on where something is on UDo, you can use the search tool featured in the upper left-hand corner. This is one of the most useful aspect of UDo and it can help answer any questions quickly with ease. You can also access the FAQ title to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Good Luck with your studies, here at the university of Derby online learning.

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