Help and FAQs
Welcome to the Help support section of the Learn@ website.
In 2019, the site was upgraded to a new integrated video player.
It has the following features:
- Large thumbnail, with play icon.
- Tracking of viewing (completion bar and percentage figure) incorporated into the player.
- Ability to view the lecture either side of the player, make the lecture video small or large, or select an audio-only version.
- Options for users to switch video streaming speeds, from low to HD.
- Option to open a new feature - the Slide Explorer, which allows a user to see all slides, while the video continues to play top left.
- Higher quality slides.
- Options to 'lose carousel', or go Full Screen.
- A visual Help panel.
Please remember the following 3 key points:
- As with all video websites, you need a good broadband or data connection to view the videos.
- You need to be logged in, and stay logged in, for the system to work (except to watch 'Free' videos).
- We recommend that your computer or device has up-to-date browser and operating systems.
If you cannot find a solution or answer in this section, then please contact us via a Support Contact Form.
- We will aim to respond to enquiries within 2 working days.
- Please note that the support desk is open weekdays, from 9.30am - 5.30pm.
We very much hope you find this support section helpful.
It may be that your organisation is preventing videos from being played on the internal computers - particularly on older browsers and operating systems. Please check with your IT support to see if this is the case, and whether the block can be lifted.
This is most likely to be a problem with your broadband speed, or internet or data connection.
The first thing to try is to select a lower video quality version via the streaming icon (lower left of the video player). There are two options: 1080p HD (high) or 480p (low).
There are times when your broadband connection may slow down: if this is the case, it may allow text and images to appear, but 'high bandwidth' videos will break up or 'stop and start', even on the low setting.
Sometimes this is due to a poor broadband connection (and it may be worth contacting your provider or IT department to see if you can get a stronger or upgraded connection); or it may be due to high levels of internet usage in your home, your area, or your office.
If it's the latter, please be patient or log back on at a less busy time.
You could try refreshing your web page. Please note that your computer has sound controls accessible from the control panel and that the video player has sound controls which appear in the player window.
Yes, you can make the slides larger and the speaker smaller by clicking on the small video icon (located on the top right of the video player).
This site has been optimised to work on mobile devices. However, if the mobile has weak data or internet connection, it may take longer to load and stream. Or you can download the iOS or Android app for offline viewing.
8. Why does the layout of the page not look right?
Very occasionally, your browser won't immediately recognise an update or amendment to the website - the cached ('stored') pages on your browser may still be storing the old layout, and this can cause problems. The browser should update itself automatically next time you open it.
But in the meantime, you may need to press the refresh icon on the browser address bar to see the new layout.
It may be blocking the video content and you may need to access the site from a different location. To check whether it is a firewall issue try accessing another video website.
Yes, you can see all the slides via the Slide Explorer icon (lower left of the video player). The video continues to play while the slides are shown.
Sometimes computers and/or the internet can develop a temporary fault - which is often sorted out by restarting the computer, refreshing the website page (by clicking on your browser's Refresh icon), accessing the website on another computer or device, or just trying again at another time.
If you continue to experience a problem with the Learn@ website, then please contact us via the Support Contact Form. We will aim to come back to you via email within 2 working days.