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As a student at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), you will have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The VLE hosts sites for each course you are enrolled on. These sites contain learning materials, such as reading lists, presentations, lecture recordings and other class-related information. They also contain useful information on student support initiatives and University of Edinburgh regulations.

The sites are often where you upload course assessments and where you receive grades and feedback for your work. They are also used for announcements, so it’s a good idea to check in on a regular basis.

If you are enrolled on an Online Distance Learning (ODL) programme, you will also make use of real-time, online sessions where you can see, and speak with, your tutor and fellow students.