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

Your STCG Induction 2020

Learning Resource Centres (LRCs)

Student Support Areas Menu

College Systems and User Guides

Student Guide to Office 365

Safeguarding and Staying Safe

Learning Curve login (learners only)

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.

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 above

Email - click the Outlook icon above (students only)

Office 365 - click the Office 365 icon above

Office 365 - click the Office 365 icon above

Proportal - click the icon above

Proportal - click the icon above (login with student number)

Proportal - click the icon above

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

Blackboard OpenLMS

If you want to use the Moodle app, we recommend the one called Blackboard OpenLMS (not old orange Moodle one)


    Site news

    Coronavirus update 8 July 2020

    From Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO  8th July 2020 Dear students and families This has been the strangest and most challenging of terms for all of us, staff and students, at South ...

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    From Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO

     8th July 2020

    Dear students and families

    This has been the strangest and most challenging of terms for all of us, staff and students, at South Thames Colleges Group. We all hope that you’re well and managing the next stage of the Coronavirus crisis with some certainty.

    To us, it is essential that our students are able to plan for the future and so we have tried to make sure that everyone has completed their qualifications and has a good idea of what they’re going to do next year. We want to support you to be able to move forward in your life and take up the opportunities before you and have tried to provide progression tutorials to all full-time students. Please let us know if you need any more advice and guidance to help you make choices about your next steps.

    We also want you to stay well and safe throughout this Summer and Autumn and remind you to be very careful about following Government advice in terms of hygiene, social-distancing and awareness of the symptoms of Coronavirus infection. We depend on each other to be very careful and we would like you to continue to be part of the national effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.

    Please be sure to follow the Government’s guidance, which you can read here:

    https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiqao1cS46gIV1GDmCh0HQw3uEAAY ASAAEgJdM_D_BwE

    And we would like you to look after your mental wellbeing too. The NHS in South London have published a set of resources to help us all cope with the challenges of the lockdown and the changes we can expect to life now that the lockdown is beginning to end. The pack of resources is available here: 

    https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/your-health/mental-health/covid19-resource-hub/ 

    Finally, we all want to wish you well for the future. If you’re staying at one of our Colleges to study further next year, that’s wonderful news and we’ll welcome you very warmly when you’re back with us in the Autumn. If you are planning to move on, we’re delighted that you’ve got your next steps worked out and send you all our very best wishes for a happy future ahead; do let us know how you get on!

     With best wishes,

    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO


    Important, for all students: back up your work & important emails now! Your college email & other systems accounts will expire at the end of your course

    THERE IS A VERY SHORT GRACE PERIOD OF ONLY A FEW DAYS AFTER THE END DATE OF YOUR COURSE.  THIS APPLIES TO ALL STUDENTS EVEN IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO RETURN NEXT YEAR.   YOUR COLLEGE EMAIL WILL BE ...

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    There is a very short grace period of only a few days after the end date of your course. 

    This applies to all students even if you are planning to return next year.
     
    Your college email will be disabled: please forward important emails to another email account.

    Your OneDrive account and your Documents folder (N Drive) in your college network account will be disabled: make a copy of important files to a personal device or another location before the end date of your course, or - if that date has already recently passed - do so ASAP!

    Do you still have books on loan? Find the latest information on returning items to the LRC

    Picture: Bookshelf in Wandsworth Campus LRC

    Returning LRC books

    If you have borrowed college LRC books or other resources before the college closed in March, there are NO CHARGES linked to returns – all outstanding overdue charges in the 19/20 academic year have now been waived due to the unexpected college closure.

    Here’s how you can return them:

    If you have been invited to come into college in June/July (for example, to complete assessments), you can post them in the LRC book return box in the reception area at the college that you are attending. Please DO NOT come to college in this period for the sole purpose of returning your LRC loans.

    If you return to study with us next year, please post your items in an LRC return box located at your college reception area, from when you’re invited to attend college at the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year.

    If you are not planning to return next year, the opportunity to return items to return boxes in college reception areas will be available from the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year and we would greatly appreciate the return of items then, if you are able to.

    If you are unable to return items on loan to you, please let us know by emailing us at moodle.support@stcg.ac.uk

    For further information about the items you have on loan, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the same email address.

    STCG Weekly Quiz

    Please see link below to take part in this week's quiz!

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    Please see link below to take part in this week's quiz!

    STCG Weekly Quiz

    Here's this week's general knowledge quiz where you can test yourself on this week's news! See link below. https://moodle.stcg.ac.uk/pluginfile....

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    Here's this week's general knowledge quiz where you can test yourself on this week's news! See link below.

    https://moodle.stcg.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/18/mod_forum/post/3645/STCG%20Weekly%20Quiz%2008-06-20.pdf

    Coronavirus update 22 May 2020

    From Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO, 22 May 2020. Dear students and families  I do hope you’re well and managing the impacts of the lockdown successfully. Please continue to act on ...

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    From Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO, 22 May 2020.

    Dear students and families 

    I do hope you’re well and managing the impacts of the lockdown successfully. Please continue to act on government guidance, staying safe and protecting yourselves and your loved ones at every step. We want everyone to come through this successfully. Please let us know if there is more we can do to support and guide you. 

    We have a number of important measures to share with you now: 

    Calculated grades
    Right now, teachers across the Group are working hard to arrive at gradings for students and have them ready to submit to the different Awarding Bodies in the next few days. The deadlines are very tight and the scale of this piece of work is very great, so please bear with us while this work is completed. This may mean that the flow of things for you to do at home has slowed down, but we will pick this up again shortly. 

    Different courses have different methods for calculating grades., but your course team are working on the right approach for you and your particular course. They will be in touch if they need anything further from you, but are now focused on getting the grades right and sent to the Awarding Bodies on time. 

    We cannot discuss grades with anyone and the controls that have been placed on this process are there to protect everyone from any incorrect results entering the system. 

    But you are studying at one of the best colleges in the country, where students pass at rates far above the national average. It is on our excellent track record that a great deal of our grading decisions will be based and this provides some level of guarantee to you. 

    Return to study
    We are going to reopen our Colleges for a limited number of students on 15th June. 

    The only students we will ask to return to College are:

    • Vulnerable students who need direct contact with College staff
    • Students who still have to complete practical assessments on-site to secure their qualification

    We will make sure you know well in advance if you fall into one of these categories and give you a date and a time for you to attend College. 

    We are sorry that we will not see many of you again this summer, but we will not be able to bring all of our students and staff back to College safely and meaningfully in the few weeks we have left. We believe that your safety and that of our staff are our first priority here. 

    However, we will be keeping you busy. 

    Every full-time student will have a personal tutorial either or on-line or by telephone to help make sure your plans for September are in place and can be delivered successfully. 

    We will also make sure that you have opportunities to continue learning if you are able to. We will provide activities and assignments during June for you. 

    Progression
    We know very well that this is a terribly uncertain time for you and we want to take some of that uncertainty away by confirming that we will be using calculated grades and other evidence to award places at our Colleges for next year. We will be in touch shortly to confirm the next steps and will have a safe and secure enrolment system ready very soon to minimise direct contact between people wherever possible. 

    We wish you well through all of these challenging times and look forward to working with you on your next steps.
    With best wishes,
     
    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO

    Coronavirus Time Capsules

    The two files attached were shared by a member of staff at STCG and Peter, our CEO asked me to share them with you.  Why not create your own time capsule? There are two versions of the capsule, ...

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    The two files attached were shared by a member of staff at STCG and Peter, our CEO asked me to share them with you. 

    Why not create your own time capsule?

    There are two versions of the capsule, one for Adults and one for younger people. Please use which every one you prefer and if you have children or younger siblings please pass on the appropriate document.

    Time Capsule - Adult

    Time Capsule - Younger Person

    Mark Carne

    ILT Manager


    Coronavirus update 17 April 2020

    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO 17 April 2020 Dear students and families As ever, everyone at South Thames Colleges Group wants to make sure you’re safe and well so I begin by saying...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith, Group Principal and CEO

    17 April 2020

    Dear students and families

    As ever, everyone at South Thames Colleges Group wants to make sure you’re safe and well so I begin by saying that I hope you’re in good health and sticking very carefully to all the government guidelines designed to protect us.

    Our Colleges remain closed, but we are getting ready for the new term ahead by preparing as much distance learning for you as we can. Our different teams have been hard at work looking at how they can keep you involved in your studies but away from College and they will be contacting you from Monday 20 April to let you know what’s happening with your course for the weeks ahead.

    We would also like to update you on the position with course grades. We are still awaiting some more information from the DfE, but we expect to base grades for you on the system of calculation now in place across the education sector. This will mean that carefully considered grades will be awarded to all students by our course teams working with the exam bodies nationally. We will set this out in more detail when this is published by the Government. This system will work and it will be as fair and consistent as it possibly can be in these extraordinary circumstances. Ofqual has confirmed that the submission deadline will not be before 29 May 2020.

    We will make sure that you have a place at College next year if that is your plan. But we must ask you to keep up to date with all your studies wherever possible so you don’t fall behind with the course as you start next year.

    We would also take the opportunity to advise anyone planning to go to University next Summer that we will make sure your grades are fair and reflect your learning accurately. You may also be contacted by Universities giving unconditional offers and we would warn against accepting these immediately as it may be best for you to look more widely at a range of Universities to meet your needs most fully.

    We would also like to highlight for you some further support materials and resources for you that our Student Services team have developed. They’ve created a special 30-day wellbeing task planner that you may wish to use to support you and keep you well. It’s attached. Click here to view.

    We wish you the best of health and urge you again to look after yourselves with great care.

    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO



    Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 03.04.20

    Peter Mayhew-Smith Group Principal and CEO3 April 2020  Dear students and families  CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 03.04.20  Thank you for bearing with us as we’ve tried hard to manage ...

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    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO3 April 2020

     Dear students and families

     Corona Virus (Covid-19) – update 03.04.20

     Thank you for bearing with us as we’ve tried hard to manage learning through the enforced closure of our Colleges.

    Most of all, we all hope you’re well and handling this enormous challenge successfully. Take good care of yourselves and follow the Government’s guidance on social distancing and hygiene very carefully.

    It has been demanding for all of us and I hope very much you’re getting support, help, resources and opportunities to participate in learning. We’ve tried hard to make all these things happen for as many students as possible, but, in some areas, it has been more challenging.

    Today the Government and Ofqual announced its approach to parts of the curriculum, especially A Levels and GCSEs. Some of you will be studying for these, especially English and Maths GCSEs. The approach for vocational qualifications and Functional Skills will be set out soon and we’ll share that all with you when we have it.

    If you want to look at the material from Government and Ofqual, it is available for you and there is a letter from the Secretary of State too: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/gcses-as-and-a-level-awarding-summer-2020

    This means that grades will be based on a number of different factors and we strongly encourage everyone to keep engaging with their learning in order that you can achieve the best grades possible.

    We will continue to work hard to make sure you are successful and hope very much that you will take responsibility for your success too.

    We will keep sharing information as it develops and your teaching teams will set out their approach to grading shortly after Easter.

    Please take good care and we look forward to seeing you again soon,

    Peter Mayhew-Smith

    Group Principal and CEO


    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.