Equipment for online learning
PCs and devices
To access online lessons you’ll need a computer, tablet or smartphone.
We encourage you to bring your own and make the most of our free wifi.
But if you don’t have one with you, you can:
Wear headphones if you’re attending online learning sessions from campus or a public place where other people are nearby.
Choose headphones with a microphone, so you can talk to your tutor and coursemates. And ensure your headphones are compatible with your device, by having the correct connector or adaptor.
Hallam PCs require a USB connector. Bluetooth connection is not available.
Depending on your lesson, you may need to have some additional software installed on your device. Hallam PCs come with the appropriate software for logging onto your session.
View the software you need to install.
How to behave
Learning online is a different experience from face-to-face lectures. There are many advantages, but it can take a while to get used to. We ask you to:
find an appropriate space and be considerate to those around you
- use your headphones and a microphone when others are around
- stay on mute when you’re not speaking to reduce noise
- try not to interrupt tutors and coursemates who are also in the session
- cancel your booking if you have pre-booked a space or PC and no longer need it