Continuing with your Studies
When teaching begins in semester one, some of your lectures will take place in the VLE, and your lecturers will also share with you notes, reading lists and assignments via this virtual learning environment. Students based in Grangegorman, Aungier Street, and Bolton Street will attend their online classes on Brightspace, while students in Blanchardstown and Tallaght will attend their online classes on Moodle.
Getting started on Brightspace
To access specific Brightspace modules, you will need to self-enrol using the Discover tool. During class, your lecturers will give you the details you need for this (the module code, the module name and the lecturer's name).
How to log in to Brightspace
- Log into Brightspace here
- Username: Your student number
- Password: Your standard TU Dublin password
- Login problems? Contact IT Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to self-enrol on your Brightspace modules
- Get the module code & name from your lecturer (this will usually be given to you during class)
- Watch the video: "How to Self-Enrol on your Brightspace Modules."
- Log into Brightspace and self-enrol on your module
- Can't find your module? Check with your lecturer if it has been made available for self-enrolment
The following resources will help you get started in Brightspace:
Remember! You need to self-enrol on most modules by following the instructions below. If you can't see a module in Discover, the first person you should check with is your lecturer, as it is up to individual lecturers when they make their modules available for self-enrollment.
- How to use Bongo the virtual classroom
- Brightspace Quizzes: How to take and submit a quiz on Brightspace
- Brightspace Assignments: How to access and submit an assignment on Brightspace
- Video 1 - Getting started in Brightspace as a student
- Video 2 - How to self-enrol on your modules
- Video 3 - Navigating your Brightspace modules
- Video 4 - Brightspace on your mobile
- Doc 1 - Accidentally self-enrolled on the wrong module? You can now un-enrol yourself.
Problems? If your lecturer cannot help you with a problem in Brightspace, you can report it to email@example.com
Getting started on Moodle
Moodle is another type of Virtual Learning Environment, or as Moodle call it, a Learning Management System (LMS). Students are enrolled on individual LMS courses for each module they are currently studying. Lecturers use the courses to communicate with students and provide course materials such as presentations, case studies, and links to further reading and external resources.
Your written assessments submitted on Moodle can be checked for plagiarism, and quizzes are often used to assess basic subject knowledge. You will also receive your grades via the Moodle LMS to comply with GDPR requirements.
How to log in to Moodle for students based on the Blanchardstown Campus
- Log into Moodle here
- Select: TU Dublin Staff and Students
- Username: Your TU Dublin email address
- Password: Your standard TU Dublin password
- Login problems? Contact IT Support at itsupport.Blanchardstown@tudublin.ie
How to log in to Moodle for studetns based on the Tallaght Campus
Academic Writing Centre
Academic writing is a key competence in college, and the Academic Writing Centre is here to support you develop your academic writing style. At the Academic Writing Centre, we provide free academic writing support to all students. So if you need assistance in completing your written assignments, essays, projects, or if you would like to improve your academic writing style, the Academic Writing Centre is here to support you. In addition, our one-to-one consultations offer you the unique opportunity to discuss your writing concern with an academic writing tutor.
Visit our website for updates, to book your one-to-one consultation, to register for this year’s online academic writing workshops, and also to find a wealth of academic writing resources for you to consult.
Maths Learning Support Centre
Our Mathematics Learning Support Centre provides free maths and statistical support to all undergraduate students on a one-to-one or small group basis. We also run workshops on different topics throughout the year. Due to Covid-19, most of our support will be online in semester one. Our online drop-in classes and workshops will be run in virtual classrooms through Brightspace. There is no need to make an appointment; just drop into one of our virtual classrooms! The drop-in class schedule will be posted to our website and on Brightspace.
Study Smart Workshops
Throughout the academic year, our National Learning Network (NLN) Educational Support Service offers study smart workshops in topics such as Essay Planning and Writing; Avoiding Procrastination; Referencing; Proof-Reading and Study Skills. For further details visit our website here.
Your student card gives you free access to our campus libraries and a vast range of academic collections.
The online library is accessible anywhere 24/7. Friendly, expert staff are available to support your learning and research.
There are five library locations: Grangegorman, Aungier Street, Bolton Street, Blanchardstown and Tallaght.
You can use any of the five libraries. Access to study and computer spaces is on a first come first served basis. No booking is required.
Visit our dedicated library website for information on the services available and to access online Library resources: https://www.tudublin.ie/library/