Queen’s University Belfast Online
Queen’s Online (QOL) is a secure and managed SharePoint environment in which staff and students can access online resources and services (which they are registered to use). Login http://www.qol.qub.ac.uk
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an important learning and teaching resource used by staff and students in Queen’s Online.
The table below outlines the main features on the QOL homepage for staff and students.
Staff QOL Homepage
Student QOL Homepage
|Quick Links: QUB Website, Email, Files, IT Service desk, Change Password, Qsis||Quick Links: QUB Website, Email, Files ( (Web Access to Q: Drive), Change Password|
|Services: Administration (e.g. Employment Details), Other (e.g. Training Courses), Research (e.g. ResearchResearch), Teaching (Modules pre09/10)||Qsis: Qsis Home, Examination Results, Record of Achievement|
|Announcements (University wide messages for staff, relating to dispruption to services, forthcoming staff events, holidays/closures etc.)||Services: Administration (e.g. Exam Timetable), Other (e.g. Careers Videos etc.), Teaching (Modules pre09/10)|
|Smart Card (Facility for adding funds to your Staff Smart Card for catering etc.)
||Announcements (Student specific messages)|
|Library (Access Library information speciifc to you e.g. loans, requests and fines)
||Smart Card Facility for adding funds to your Staff Smart Card for catering etc.)
|Modules (Access the Virtual Learning Environment for modules that you are registered for in Qsis)
||Library (Access Library information speciifc to you e.g. loans, requests and fines)|
|Schools and Directorates (link to your School/Directorate SharePoint site)||Modules (Access the Virtual Learning Environment for modules that you are registered for in Qsis)|
|University Documents (For example, IT and Library guides etc.)
||University Documents (Relating to supporting students, policies etc.)
|Contact Details||IT Service Desk
On (028) 9097 3760 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. An answerphone service is available outside these hours
email@example.com Staff and students must use their QUB email address
E-Learning at Queen’s is supported through Queen’s Online (QOL) Virtual Learning Environment, which is a secure web-based environment used regularly by over 85% of students.
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides tools to make resources available online for students, enables communication online between staff and students, tracks students’ use of resources and offers computer assisted assessment options.
Training and support for e-learning is supported by the Centre for Educational Development and the IT Training and Assessment Unit (Information Services). The two groups work together to offer a cohesive range of services to support e-learning as follows:
- Guidance, support and training relating to the integration of e-learning into learning and teaching will be facilitated by the Centre for Educational Development.
- Development of the core skills required to realise the potential of Queen’s Online will be facilitated by Information Services.
- The development of e-learning templates and e-learning resources such as audio visual (i.e. podcasts) and computer based materials will be supported through Information Services.