Help - SOLO

Welcome to Suffolk Open Learning Online (SOLO) which is a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to provide on-line or e-learning.

E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching, where information and communication systems serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will most likely be utilised to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.

E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio. - Wikipedia

This section has been provided to introduce new users to the facilities and operation of this VLE which uses the Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) system.


It is assumed that learners using this VLE are familiar with using a web browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari) and you should ensure that you are using the latest version of your browser.

Hyperlinks - are links from text on a webpage to another webpage or resource (perhaps a document to download). On this VLE all hyperlinks, including menu items, are coloured SAGE and when you move your mouse over a hyperlink it will change colour to BLACK.

If you click on a hyperlink it will either take you to another webpage (to progress your learning) or open a new window or 'pop-up' to take you to supporting information or to enable the download (for supporting or reference information) or upload (to send you work to your tutor) of a file.

Pop-ups - as mentioned above, this VLE sometimes uses 'pop-ups' (either opening a new window or to download a file) which may be blocked by your web browser.

If you are prompted by your browser to accept 'pop-ups' from please click on yes to accept.

Where 'pop-ups' open an additional page (perhaps with supporting information), if you scroll to the bottom of that page you should find a button to return you to the unit you were working on originally.

Last modified: Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 2:28 PM