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Emma (Admin) Hanna

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Q. How do I pay for my course?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:28 PM)
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A. Once you have applied for your course you will receive an email with instructions on how to make payment for your course. 

If you have not received this or have other questions regarding payment please contact the team at onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk 


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Q. I have some extra needs for support with online work, will I get help?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:57 AM)
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A. The type of help we can give you consists of offering advice and support with online access issues you might have due to a sensory disability, or a motor disability which affects your access to working online.  The courses we have are not currently available in different languages. If you have a specific learning disability like dyslexia, we may be able to offer you some support with this.

If you have a specific need please contact the Innovative Learning Manager on bob.mcallister@wcs.ac.uk 


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Q. I have submitted work to my tutor but haven’t heard anything, should I be concerned?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:29 PM)
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A. Once you have submitted your assessment, markers are allocated 7 days to return this to you.  You should be able to logon to your course to see if your feedback has been returned.  This can be fond in my assessment or my portfolio tab depending on the learning platform you are working on.

If you are studying via paper it can take a bit longer to receive feedback given the postage timings etc.

If it has been more than 7 days since you submitted your work, then please email us on onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk and we will look into this ASAP for you.


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Q. I will not be able to meet my submission deadline

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:31 PM)
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A. All extensions are required to be completed with the Online Learning Team.  Markers cannot authorise an extension.  Please contact the office via onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk and we will get back to you with details of possible extensions


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Q. I’ve moved address or changed my mobile phone/email address – how do I let you know?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:32 PM)
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A. Please email us with your name, course, date of birth and your new or updated details to onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk and we will get this updated for you. 


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Q. What happens if I do not submit an assessment within the due date?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:32 PM)
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A. You will receive a reminder in most cases if your assessment is overdue. If you know you are going to be late, you can get in touch the Online Learning team to request an via onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk  If you wish a long extension, or to put your course on hold because of life circumstances we can discuss this with you and let you know the best option available to you. 


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Q. What if I have concerns with undertaking the course?

(Last edited: Thursday, 3 September 2020, 1:33 PM)
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A. If you are experiencing difficulties doing the course, get in touch with the Online Learning Team as soon as possible.  Most cases we can help with quickly and keep on track with your course.  You can contact us via email  at onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk 


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Tracey (SU) Winters

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Can I access the student intranet?

(Last edited: Friday, 11 September 2020, 3:06 PM)
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A. You can access the student intranet go the site below 

http://student.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/

the logon is your student number and your password is your full date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY e.g. 25122000

You can also access this via the college's MyDay App 

 Download the MyDay app to your phone or tablet to access all college systems for students in one place, plus keep up to date with news and information from around the college.

Your username is your new student email address – studentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk and your password by default is your date of birth in the format of DDMMYYYY.


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Can I get a college student email?

(Last edited: Friday, 11 September 2020, 3:07 PM)
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A. You can have a college email address and an Office 365 account.  Please note this will only be active for a limited time and if you are unsure you should check with the Online Learning Team at onlinelearning@wcs.ac.uk 

Office365 is accessed through the button on the WCS Student Portal home page at: http://students.westcollegescotland.ac.uk

eMail Address/Username: 9 digit Student Number@live.wcs.ac.uk (e.g. 123456789@live.wcs.ac.uk)

Initial password:  8 digit date-of-birth (ddmmyyyy) e.g. 23091995

You can also login directly at:  https://login.microsoftonline.com/

You can also access this via the college's MyDay App

Download the MyDay app to your phone or tablet to access all college systems for students in one place, plus keep up to date with news and information from around the college.

Your username is your new student email address – studentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk and your password by default is your date of birth in the format of DDMMYYYY.

 


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Can I get a student card?

(Last edited: Friday, 11 September 2020, 3:08 PM)
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A. Our cards are now Digital!  In order to get your card you need to download our MyDay App.  Instructions are below on how to do this.

Download the MyDay app to your phone or tablet to access all college systems for students in one place, plus keep up to date with news and information from around the college.

Your username is your new student email address – studentNumber@live.wcs.ac.uk and your password by default is your date of birth in the format of DDMMYYYY.

To allow your student card to be verified you first need to have submitted your first assessment/quiz on your course.  Within 2-4 weeks will then make your account Live and so long as you have downloaded the App you will then receive prompts about your Digital Student Card and steps on how to do this.

Your submitted photograph must be:

  • a close-up of your full head and shoulders
  • taken against a plain, self-coloured background
  • in colour
  • portrait orientation
  • clear, in focus and be a true likeness of yourself

When taking your photograph please ensure that you:

  • look straight at the camera
  • do not have a hat or hair covering your face
  • do not use any filters
  • are not wearing a hat or other form of head wear (unless for religious or medical reasons)
  • are the only person in the photograph

 

Your Digital student card is now linked to your record so if you are withdrawn from a course your student card will expire and your card will also automatically expire at the end date of your course.

 



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