Department of Technology Enhanced Learning

SurreyLearn

SurreyLearn is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a secure online environment which can be used in a wide variety of ways to enhance learning and teaching. Typically it is used to provide easy access to up to date and relevant learning materials, module and programme information and guidance, supplemented by activities such as discussion forums, quizzes or tests, and online assignments.

Logging on to SurreyLearn

All staff and students can access SurreyLearn using their University ID and password.

External users, such as NHS mentors, visiting lecturers, external examiners etc., can also get access to SurreyLearn by requesting a Miscellaneous User Account from IT.

Accessing SurreyLearn

You will need an internet connection and a PC / Mac to access SurreyLearn. You can also access a mobile version of SurreyLearn from devices such as iPads, Android phones and iPhones.

Up to date versions of operating systems and browsers should normally have the right specifications and settings. If you are not sure you can run a SurreyLearn system check from the login page. If you are using older versions of operating systems or browsers you can also check the minimum system requirements.

Getting started

All staff and students are enrolled in their own Common Room within SurreyLearn. These are particularly useful to help new users become familiar with the system. These are easily accessed after logging in to SurreyLearn, as well as short quick guides about getting started.

The staff common room provides an introduction to the main tools and functions and links to further online help and guidance. Also from here you can see the schedule of workshops for staff and sign up for sessions.

The student common room provides a useful introduction to using SurreyLearn and includes activities and materials about academic integrity and good practice.

Minimum threshold standards

Almost every student satisfaction survey published recently has indicated that students would like to see more staff engagement with SurreyLearn. Drawing on reported student expectations and a review of other institutional approaches DTEL have therefore developed a short guide on the minimum threshold standard.

Training 

A range of training and development for SurreyLearn is available. These range from online self-paced courses to workshops to find out more please see our professional development page.

Support queries

For all other enquiries about SurreyLearn please contact SurreyLearn Help or telephone 01483 689898. Your request will then be handled by the appropriate person within your faculty or IT services. You can also find contact details for specific TEL team members on our people page.