Welcome to STCG Moodle

Welcome to the new STCG Moodle. The links below are for Moodle app users and give access to some of the key support areas

Induction (email, Moodle and Office 365)

Library and Learning Resource Centres

Support Areas Menu

College Systems and User Guides

Student Guide to Office 365

Staying Safe

Login to Learning Curve

Logging into Moodle

We recommend you use Google Chrome when working with Moodle and Office 365. There is a user guide in the College Systems and User Guides section that shows you how to use Chrome at College and how to get it at home.

All Students

All students at Carshalton, Kingston, Merton and South Thames should use the following UPN (User Principal Name) to log into Office 365 and Moodle:

EnrolmentNo@student.stcg.ac.uk

Staff

Staff logins are dependent on your college and your length of service. Please contact moodle.support@stcg.ac.uk if you are unsure about your Moodle login. This is the same as your Office 365 login.

Other Systems

You do not need to be logged into Moodle to use the links below but you will need to log into the system after you have clicked the link.

Email - click the Outlook icon below

Outlook email

Office 365 - click the Office 365 icon below

Office.com

BKSB - Click the BKSB link below. Ask your teacher what your login and password is

BKSB Logo

Moodle app

If you want to use the Moodle app - the site URL is https://moodle.stcg.ac.uk


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    Word of the Week: diligent

    Normally WORD OF THE WEEK is put up as a wall poster by the English department. During closure, we will be sharing Word of the Week with you on Moodle. WORD OF THE WEEK  DILIGENT ADJECTIVE To ...

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    Normally Word of the Week is put up as a wall poster by the English department. During closure, we will be sharing Word of the Week with you on Moodle.

    Word of the Week

     diligent

    adjective

    To be careful and/or conscientious in one’s work or duties.

     Synonyms – industrious, hard-working, assiduous, meticulous, painstaking.

     1. His range of reading was extensive, and he was a most diligent student.

     2. After a diligent  search no trace of the contact lenses could be found.

     Stretch and Challenge

    Entered English in the 14th century is from the Latin verb diligere meaning to value or esteem highly.

    Free Adobe software

    Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for free for a limited time to all students in the College Group. Please make sure to check that your computer at home meets the requirements to run the ...

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    Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for free for a limited time to all students in the College Group.

    Please make sure to check that your computer at home meets the requirements to run the software, you can find out what each Adobe app expects here.

    How to find out what the spec of your computer is at home:

    How check to make sure you are running the latest system updates on your computer:
    How to sign in and download Adobe Creative Cloud:
    • Goto https://creativecloud.adobe.com
    • Login with your Student College email address
    • You may be asked to fill in some details and add a password
    • Once you are logged in click on Apps tab at the top of the Adobe website menu
    • Click Install next to one of the apps and follow the instructions

    Coronavirus latest update - 27 March 2020

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO  Dear students and families   Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 27.03.20   We are now reaching the end of our first week of College closure and are very ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO 

    Dear students and families
     
    Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 27.03.20
     
    We are now reaching the end of our first week of College closure and are very sad that we’re not in our buildings, mixing together and working closely with each other. 


    But learning has continued and so many of you have adapted well to these strange times. Thank you very much for taking the opportunity and turning a tough situation to the good. We’re trying to share good news stories and positive messages across our websites and social media to help us all feel connected. 


    We will continue to run learning into next week, but parts of our curriculum will take an Easter break and then be ready to get going again after that. Your teachers will tell you how this will work and what you need to do. 


    We can confirm that for all FE students, exams are cancelled and new arrangements are being put in place for assessing coursework. For HE students, assessment formats may change, but are likely to continue in some form. We’re written separately to you with more detail. The latest guidance on GCSEs and other public exams from the Government is available here: 

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-asand-a-levels-in-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-cancellation-of-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2020

    If you’re struggling with the challenge, though, we do have some resources to help support you and give you the strength to carry on. This site has some useful ideas and links to other sources of support:

    https://parentinfo.org/article/how-to-look-after-your-family-s-mental-health-when-you-restuck-indoors?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=03cb8440dfTUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_24_03_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b5450 5554-03cb8440df-64707681 

    I can’t say how long this will go on for. We have to be ready for a sustained period of closure though, probably months. It’ll be tough, but we’re not going to give up and we will get through this alongside you. 

    Please continue to be very self-disciplined and rigorous about your hygiene and social distancing, isolating yourself if you need to.
    We all wish you well and hope you’ll take very good care of yourselves, 

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO 

    Coronavirsus - latest update

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO  23 March 2020 Dear students and families,    As you know, our College buildings are now closed. For a very small number of specific students we have ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith
    Group Principal and CEO 

    23 March 2020

    Dear students and families,   

    As you know, our College buildings are now closed. For a very small number of specific students we have opened Merton College in response to the Government’s request. The Government’s approach to this and who the students are that we will admit to Merton College is set out here:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-forparents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 

    We hope that most of our students will be able to continue their studies from home and our teachers and support teams are working very hard to provide you with online information, resources and/or work if they can. 

    We would very much like you to continue to study hard. The Government has cancelled all exams and other kinds of assessment. The Government is working with the exam boards to come up with alternative arrangements and as soon as we have the full details of these we will let you know. For HE students, the different Universities are making plans to manage the situation and your course teams will be able to update you. 

    We are also keen to do anything if we can to help keep you safe and sound through this time. If you have concerns about your welfare please refer to your College’s Moodle site which will tell you about the support services available. It will also tell you what to do if you need help. If you are not sure how to access these services talk to your friends, family and carers in the first instance. If you are still not sure after this please try to contact your tutor and they will be able to refer you to the right place to get help if they can, or you can contact Student Support via one of the relevant College site email addresses: 


    Carshalton & Merton College - ccstudent.support@stcg.ac.uk
    South Thames College - advice.wandsworth@stcg.ac.uk
    Kingston College – student.support@stcg.ac.uk 

    You will know that we have been asked to close our colleges to save lives. You must take your responsibilities very seriously and stay at home unless you have to shop, work or seek medical help. Please do not ignore this advice; we will only beat this disease by being very strict about our behaviour and working together to stay apart.

    Please stay safe and take good care of yourselves,

    Peter Mayhew-Smith
    Group Principal and CEO 

    College Closure

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO 19 March 2020 Dear students and families Our Colleges will be closed for most of our students at the end of the day on Friday 20th March for the ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO

    19 March 2020

    Dear students and families

    Our Colleges will be closed for most of our students at the end of the day on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

    We will be providing care only for the children of key workers and vulnerable students and are working on a plan for how best to do this right now. Further details will follow. If you fall into this category, we are very keen to know if you want to come to College over this period ahead and would be pleased if you could let us know through keyworker@stcg.ac.uk

    We know this has been a difficult time for everyone and thank you very much for your patience with us while we’ve worked hard to manage events as they have unfolded.

    For most courses, there will be on-line learning set up and made available to you. Your tutor will contact you and give you access to the materials that have been put in place.

    We expect you to continue to participate in learning and will keep your course active as best we can over the coming weeks.

    We are also setting up on-line safeguarding arrangements, which we will send out shortly.

    We will stay in touch with you throughout this time and look forward to starting our Colleges up again soon. Please do not worry about securing a place at College for next year. We will protect your learning and make sure you have a place ready for you if you wish to stay with us. Whatever happens, we will make sure you have a chance to progress successfully.

    We wish you all the very best of health; please take care, follow the Government’s advice closely. It is set out through this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response We hope to see you very soon!

    Best wishes,

     

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO


    Coronavirus update 16 March 2020

    PETER MAYHEW-SMITH, GROUP PRINCIPAL AND CEO 16th March 2020 Dear students and families We have had further updates from the Department for Education and the Government and want to share the ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO

    16th March 2020

    Dear students and families

    We have had further updates from the Department for Education and the Government and

    want to share the latest information with you.

    We remain open for learning as usual and expect our Colleges to be ready to welcome you.

    We are following guidance from the Department for Education very closely and will let you

    know immediately if anything changes.

    Please ensure you follow the latest advice and

     If you have a family member who has shown the symptoms of Covid-19 you should self-isolate for 14 days.

     All unnecessary social interactions and non-essential travel should be avoided

     Older people and those with underlying health conditions are also asked to stay at home for 12 weeks. The revised guidance is available here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-governmentresponse

    We are making some changes to our teaching to comply with the latest advice, namely:

     All parents’ evenings and progress reviews will be conducted by telephone

     All scheduled performances will take place without audiences in order that assessments can be carried out. They will be recorded for families to share wherever possible.

     In addition to cancelling all international trips, our residential and day trips will be rescheduled

     Where possible, we will continue with work experience and industry placements

    It is very important that you do not come to College if you have:

    · new continuous cough and/or

    · high temperature

    If you do, you should self-isolate for 14 days.

    You should follow the stay at home guidance on Public Health England

    website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

    When you come to College, please observe very standards of hygiene and wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. We are very short of sanitizer now as supplies have all been diverted to the NHS.

    Please take good care of yourself and we wish everyone the very best of health in this challenging time.

    With best wishes,


    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO

    Moodle - should be back to normal

    Our hosting company has fixed the problem that caused the system to run slowly yesterday and services should be back to normal today. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you will ...

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    Our hosting company has fixed the problem that caused the system to run slowly yesterday and services should be back to normal today. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you will updates if necessary.

    Mark Carne

    ILT Manager

    Moodle is temporarily slow - will be fixed today (16/03/20)

    For info: server performance issues will be fixed later today - Moodle will go off for 2 mins at some point this afternoon, will then be slow for 20 mins, and should then be back to normal speed. ...

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    For info: server performance issues will be fixed later today - Moodle will go off for 2 mins at some point this afternoon, will then be slow for 20 mins, and should then be back to normal speed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

    Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal/CEO  13th March 2020 Dear students and families We are all paying very close attention to the developing situation with the Coronavirus and want to let you know...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal/CEO 

    13th March 2020

    Dear students and families We are all paying very close attention to the developing situation with the Coronavirus and want to let you know about our response.
     
    First, we remain open for learning as usual and expect our Colleges to be ready to welcome you next week. We are following guidance from the Department for Education very closely and will let you know immediately if our arrangements change.
     
    We have plans in place to manage a full or partial closure and we will let you know how these work when the time comes.
     
    We do not currently have any further information about any possible changes to the exam schedule, but, again, will let you know as soon as we do.
     
    We are trying to make sure that planned trips within the UK and work experience activities continue, but some of these will have change. All trips abroad have been cancelled. Any affected students will be contacted directly. 
     
    It is very important that you do not come to College if you have:
    • new continuous cough and/or
    • high temperature

    If you do, you should self-isolate for seven days. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, you must contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk  If you have no internet access, you must call NHS 111. For a medical emergency, you must dial 999. 

    You should follow the stay at home guidance on Public Health England website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

    If you have recently been to one of the countries or regions listed as high risk or you have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus and you are well, please self-isolate for fourteen days.
     
    Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at College and ask you to make sure you continue to take great care over your hand washing.
     
    With best wishes,
     

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal/CEO

    Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 11.03.20

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO 11 March 2020 Dear students and families Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 11.03.20 I’m sure you’re watching the news about the Coronavirus very ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO

    11 March 2020


    Dear students and families

    Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 11.03.20

    I’m sure you’re watching the news about the Coronavirus very carefully and are keen to know how we’re managing the situation as it develops.

    As things stand, we continue to remain open for learning as usual.

    We have had no confirmed cases of the virus among our students and staff and we are very vigilant in watching out for anyone who might be affected.

    The Department for Education continues to advise us that the risk of infection is moderate and that we should continue to operate as normal. This means field trips and work experience are largely continuing as planned.

    We have, however, reviewed some of our forthcoming trips abroad and are concerned that, if a student is travelling abroad, this may create a further risk for them, so we are checking whether these trips will go ahead as planned or be postponed or possibly cancelled. We’ll let you know of any changes and would not expect anyone to lose any money if we do have to change these plans.

    We have arrangements in case we have to close part or all of our Colleges and we will let you know about these if necessary.

    Right now, it is very important that you:

    • Continue to observe strict hygiene and make sure you wash your hands very thoroughly and very regularly as guided by Public Health England

    • Catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue or on your sleeve

    • Avoid close contact with people who may be unwell

    • Don’t touch your face with unwashed hands

    • Check with NHS 11 if you have any of the following symptoms:

    o Fever and tiredness

    o Muscle pain

    o Cough and/or breathing difficulties

    If you have been abroad recently or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, please refer to the advice from Public Health England on what measures may be needed to protect you and others from the risk of the disease spreading:

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

    You can find up to date advice for returning travellers via this link:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas

    We will continue to stay very vigilant and aim to work closely with you to protect us all from infection. We will remain focused on your learning, but please let your course team know if you have any concerns.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO